Bundle Weekends are Back!
You can make a big difference in someone's life by bringing your gently used clothing, shoes, linen and small appliances to one of our donation trailers. Click here for dates & locations.
Friends of the Poor® Benefit Grand Raffle Prize!
Support our Friends of the Poor® Benefit and you could win a 2015 Chrysler 200. Learn more.
Call for a Free Home Pickup
Help us help others—recycle and bundle up your unwanted items someone else in need can use! Call St. Vincent de Paul Chicago for a free home pickup at 773-779-6700.
Donating That Old Car or Truck Can Help Someone in Need
The proceeds from your vehicle donation will provide essential needs such as food, shelter and housing, elderly care, medicines and much more. Learn more.
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Friends of the Poor® Benefit 2015
A chance to win a great car and support a great cause all at the same time
Event and car raffle tickets are on sale for the Society of St. Vincent de Paul Chicago's 7th Annual Friends of the Poor® Benefit. This year's theme "We Were There" celebrates the Society's storied history of serving those in need since 1857.
The benefit will be held at Drury Lane in Oakbrook Terrace on Sunday, April 19 from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Entertainer Vito Zatto returns this year with his hilarious stand-up comedy, celebrity impersonations, incredible singing, audience participation, and a whole lot of fun!
This year's lucky raffle winner will drive off in a brand new 2015 Chrysler 200 Limited Sedan!
Net proceeds from the raffle and event will be distributed evenly among our SVdP Districts in Cook and Lake counties to grow our impact on those who come to us for help. But first, we desperately need your help in order for us to meet our fundraising goal of $100,000.
Please consider buying at least one raffle ticket for $25. You may never know their names, but your contribution will help provide food, assistance with electricity and heat, and much-needed clothing and shoes for families in need. And remember, your generosity may win you a new car!
Thank you and good luck!
Celebrate With Us!
Thrift Stores Grand Opening and Grand Re-openings!
Join us for a Grand Opening Celebration at our beautiful new thrift store in Orland Park, 7010 W. 159th Street, on St. Patrick's Day, Tuesday, March 17 at Noon.
Plus...Grand Re-openings at our recently remodeled stores in Chicago and Libertyville will be celebrated throughout the month of March with customer appreciation discounts and giveaways!
The SVdP Chicago thrift stores introduce a new look and feel to better reflect the Society's mission of helping those in need and to provide a high quality, inviting, and dignified shopping experience.
Net proceeds from thrift store sales help provide financial support to 121 volunteer conferences, 44 food pantries, and emergency voucher programs throughout Cook and Lake counties. Last year, the emergency voucher program helped more than 1,000 people struggling with poverty with food, clothing and furniture valued at more than $30,000.
Donations are always welcome, and there is a free furniture pickup service available by calling 773.779.6700.
Tell your friends and family and Celebrate With Us!
SVdP Chicago Recognized
St. Vincent de Paul Chicago received the Coordinating Board Award at the 48th Annual Association of Chicago Priests Mardi Gras Ministry Awards on Sunday, February 8, 2015 at Sacred Heart Parish Center in Palos Hills.
The Coordinating Board Awards are presented to individuals and groups within the Archdiocese in recognition and appreciation for their outstanding contributions to the life of the Church of Chicago. Other groups who received the award included Resurrection Project, Priests Retirement Mutual Aid Association-PRMAA, Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Des Plaines, The Courage Program, and an individual award to Peg Boivin of St. Joseph in Homewood.
Francis Cardinal George, O.M.I. and Archbishop Blase Cupich were among the more than 200 guests.
REPRESENTING SVdP CHICAGO: (Standing L-R) CEO James D. Lonergan; Chicago Council President Bill Soucie; District VI President Jim Ferguson; District XII President Elizabeth Wakefield; Queen of Martyrs Conference President Tom Linane; St. Fabian Conference President Carole Stauder; Most Holy Redeemer Conference President Therese Montgomery. (Seated L-R) Marketing Manager Paul Martinez; St. Bede Ingleside Conference Member Kathleen Soucie; St. Anne Hazel Crest Conference Member Jessie Wakefield; District IX President Barbara Lakomiak.