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Help us help others—recycle and bundle up your gently used unwanted items someone else in need can use! Call St. Vincent de Paul Chicago for free furniture pickup at 773-779-6700, ext. 1.
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Help support our thrift stores and emergency voucher programs—which provide FREE clothing, furniture, and household items to those in need. Learn more.
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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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9th Annual Friends of the Poor® Benefit
Friends of the Poor® Benefit 'Church Choir Challenge' returns in 2017
Our 9th Annual Friends of the Poor® Benefit once again plays host to our popular "Church Choir Challenge" on April 30, 2017 at Drury Lane, Oakbrook Terrace. The contest is open to any adult church choir of any denomination throughout Cook and Lake counties. Traditional or contemporary church music is welcome.
Five finalists chosen via online voting are invited to perform live at the benefit to determine a Grand Prize winner.
The Grand Prize winning choir receives a $2,500 donation, and each runner-up choir finalist receives a $1,000 donation.
ENTRY DEADLINE EXTENDED! Choirs interested in entering the "challenge" must submit an entry form at www.choirchallenge.org by March 11, 2017.
The Friends of the Poor® Benefit includes Drury Lane's famous champagne brunch, a Grand Prize Car Raffle, live auction, and fun games of chance.
Net proceeds to support programs and services to help those in need throughout Cook and Lake counties.
Tickets for the benefit and car raffle may be purchased at www.svdpbenefit.org.
Together...we make a difference!
'StoryTime' Literacy Event
'StoryTime' literacy event for children ages 3-7
Youngsters are invited to "StoryTime" at our thrift stores in Orland Park and Libertyville.
"StoryTime" kicks off Saturday, February 4 from 10 a.m. -11 a.m. in Orland Park, 7010 W. 159th Street and Saturday, February 11 from 10 a.m. -11 a.m. in Libertyville, 1125 S. Milwaukee Avenue.
No registration required. Children who participate receive free children's books to take home!
"When children develop a passion for reading at a young age, that passion will contribute to their success throughout life," SVdP Retail Operations Director Lorraine Parisi said.
Parisi added that as part of the Society's collective efforts to alleviate poverty, instilling the joy of reading to children can be one of the first steps on the road to a higher education, a good job, and a better opportunity.