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.
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.
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A low-cost, high quality shopping experience for bargain shoppers, as well as those with limited means. Senior 25% discount every Friday.
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Tools for Success
A new program that will supply children in need with backpacks and school supplies
SVDP Chicago "Tools for Success" program goal is to assist as many families in need as possible utilizing conferences and/or district councils to organize distributions of new backpacks and school supplies. In doing this, the children have the school supplies needed for their school year.
Systemic change sometimes begins with having basic items like pens, pencils, paper, notebooks and even a new box of crayons. These can make a difference in motivating a child to succeed in their studies and be successful in school. Providing school supplies can be one of the first steps on the road to higher education, a good job and a better opportunity, thus affecting the cycle of poverty.
Proceeds from the Friends of the Poor Benefit will be used to underwrite the "Tools for Success" program.
- Conferences or district councils may apply.
- Conferences or district councils must fill out an application (click here to download).
- Deadline for application: July 15, 2014.
- $1,500 will be awarded per each request upon a first come, first serve basis.
- Conferences or district councils will provide a brief report of the event, number of children served with backpacks and school supplies, etc., after the distribution date.
Special Video Presentation
157 years of helping those in need
Heartfelt comments from SVdP members known as Vincentians, and several client-friends who were willing to go before the camera to share their story reveal how they were not impoverished by choice but by life changing circumstances that can happen to anyone. The help they received from SVdP is explained with much gratitude in hopes more awareness is brought before people who have no idea of the huge impact SVdP has on individuals and families in need. The Society of St. Vincent de Paul is the oldest charity in Chicago and has provided assistance to hundreds of thousands of Cook and Lake County residents since 1857.
Recycle & bundle up your unwanted items
We want to recycle your unwanted items. Bundle up your gently used clothing, shoes, linen and small appliances and bring them to one of our donation trailers, which will be on-site to accept all donations and issue receipts. We make it easy for you to help others.
Donation trailers will be collecting donations at the following churches in April 2014:
Weekend of April 25
8245 West 111th Street, Palos Hills
Contact: Norm Rakowski | (708) 598-3735
St. Francis Assisi
15050 Wolf Road, Orland Park
Contact: Michael Huguelet | (708) 203-9960
St. Louise de Marillac
1144 Harrison Avenue, La Grange
Contact: Sue Hitzeman | (708) 485-2000
3935 N. Melvina Avenue, Chicago
Contact: Gerry Liss | (773) 685-5042