MPW.67 / 2015 The Quiet Dignity of Discarded Things by Colleen Good
Colleen Good Morgantown, W.Va.
Team Chapnick

Story Summary

In boxes. On a shelf. Forgotten, in a dusty corner. These are the sorts of objects that fill the St. Vincent de Paul Thrift Store. Unwanted by their previous owners, they sit, waiting to be useful.

The St. Vincent de Paul Thrift Store sits on a corner, tucked quietly behind the Courthouse Square. The store has been serving the Perryville, Missouri, community for 12 years.

This is the story of this place, and its ability to bring new life and a quiet dignity to these forgotten objects, and the people who care for them.