St. Benedict’s starts new retail venture at T&T Vendor Mall

On March 17, St. Benedict’s Shelter for Men will open two booths at T&T Vendor Mall, 601 Commerce Drive.

When customers enter the consignment store, they should turn left and go to booths 2 and 3.   A St. Benedict’s banner will help customers find the nonprofit’s booths.

This new retail business gives the shelter a cost-effective way to generate extra revenue.  Money earned from the sale of donated goods will be used to fund the nonprofit’s day-to-day operations and programs.

Also, the new venture will help St. Benedict’s manage its large volume of donated items.

“Daviess County residents have always supported St. Benedict’s, and we are so appreciative,” said Harry Pedigo, executive director. “We have no doubt they will help us out again by donating gently used items for us to sell or by coming to the store to buy items at our booths.”

In preparation of opening its booths, the shelter welcomes donations of furniture, clothing, shoes, games, sports equipment, electronics and household items.

Contributed items are tax deductible and can be dropped off between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. Monday through Friday at St. Benedict’s, 1001 W. Seventh St.  

Items will be sorted before they are taken to T&T.  If St. Benedict’s clients need any of the donated items, they will remain at the shelter.  Otherwise, items will be sold at T&T to generate shelter revenue.

Pedigo is excited about future opportunities that could grow out of this new project.  In the meantime, he expects the venture to generate much-needed revenue for daily operations and continuing expenses from COVID-19. 

For more information, please contact AmeriCorps Member Renee Beasley Jones by phone at 270-316-4335 or by email at [email protected] or contact Director Harry Pedigo at 270-541-1003, extension 100, or by email [email protected].