Call for a Free Home Pickup
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.
Schedule your 2017 'Bundle Event'
Help support our thrift stores and emergency voucher programs—which provide FREE clothing, furniture, and household items to those in need. Learn more.
Our Thrift Stores Now Serving Orland Park, Chicago and Libertyville
Whether shopping or donating, you are giving. Learn more.
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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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.
Choirs interested in entering the "challenge" must submit an entry form at www.choirchallenge.org by February 25, 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 will be used for programs that offer direct service to 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!
Jingle Bell Walk
Join us for a 'Jingle Bell Walk' to alleviate poverty
The Society of St. Vincent de Paul Chicago's inaugural "Jingle Bell Walk" is slated for Saturday, December 3, 2016, in Lincoln Park from 4-7 p.m. The 3K walk hopes to raise funds to help those less fortunate this holiday season especially the poor, cold, and hungry.
"For many, the holiday season is a time of joy, family and the sharing of gifts. At St. Vincent de Paul, we see a different side. We see the worry and pain on our clients' faces," said Jennifer Wolff, director of development. "The 'Jingle Bell Walk' is a wonderful opportunity to enlist the help of many, to share their gifts, because we can't alleviate poverty alone. It takes a community."
Tickets are $30 for adults and $15 for children under 12 years of age. Registration for the family fun event begins at 4 p.m. just south of the Lincoln Park Zoo at 1911 North Stockton Drive in Chicago. More than 1,000 walkers are expected to join in the holiday cheer including several church choirs caroling along the way. Fabulous views of the zoo and city holiday lights, refreshments, kid's crafts, and a special visit from Santa round out the festivities. All participants will receive a warm pom pom winter hat with an embroidered SVdP Chicago logo.
Those interested in participating are encouraged to pre-register at www.jinglebellwalk.com and create a fundraising page to collect pledges from family and friends.