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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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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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A Call to Serve
Pope Francis is back home, but his message remains, join the Society of St. Vincent de Paul and live your faith!
Pope Francis may be back in Rome, but there are still people here in our community who need your help! Join the Society of St. Vincent de Paul (SVdP) and help those in need!
SVdP is one of the world's largest charitable organizations. It offers person-to-person service to those in need in 150 countries on five continents. The U.S. headquarters are located in St. Louis, Mo., and the United States' membership totals more than 160,000.
SVdP provides a variety of programs to assist those in need. In 2014, the SVdP Chicago Archdiocesan Council performed nearly 200,000 service hours to aid those in need and served more than 800,000 people.
Become a Vincentian today and help those in need!
For more information on the Society of St. Vincent de Paul, call 312.655.7182.
A Night at the Races
Annual fundraiser to help offset Orland Park Thrift Store operations
St. Anne Conference in Hazel Crest is hosting their 13th annual fundraiser, "A Night at the Races," on Saturday, October 10 at Balmoral Park, 26435 Dixie Highway in Crete, Illinois. Buffet served from 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. and includes a salad bar, carving station, chef manned pasta station and delicious desserts to satisfy all tastes; making it a winning evening for all.
Cost is just $35 per person ($10 for children 6-10 years of age) and includes parking, admission, program, buffet dinner, non-alcoholic drinks, tax & tip.
Spearheaded by St. Anne Conference Member Jim Austing, "A Night at the Races" started in August 2003 as a fundraiser for the Midlothian Thrift Store (re-opened in Orland Park in 2015) and participating conferences. Since that first year, more than $25,000 has been raised.
"Coordinating this event has been one of the best decisions I've ever made because this is one of the most fun projects I have ever undertaken in my whole life," said Austing.
For more information and to purchase tickets, please contact Dan Moore at 708.748.6794.
September Coat Drive and Sale
Help us keep our community warm this fall and winter
The Society of St. Vincent de Paul Chicago Thrift Stores are seeking new or gently used coats and jackets for our upcoming weekend coat sale on Saturday, September 12 and Sunday, September 13. All coats, while supplies last, will sell for $3.00 each regardless of name brand, size and style.
Proceeds and any left over coats from the sale will help support the St. Vincent de Paul Chicago Emergency Voucher Program. The program provides individuals and families in need with clothing, furniture, or other goods free of charge in a confidential and dignified way.
Coats can be dropped off at any one of our St. Vincent de Paul Chicago Thrift Store locations prior to the sale at 9321 S. Western Avenue, Chicago, 7010 W. 159th Street, Orland Park, or 1125 S. Milwaukee Avenue, Libertyville.
"This is a good time to prepare and help people stay warm for the upcoming fall and winter season," said Stores Director Margaret Jones. "Thanks to our generous donors, our stores will offer hundreds of name brand jackets and coats for men, women, and children at one low price for those who cannot afford to buy brand new coats."
St. Vincent de Paul Chicago Thrift Stores generate needed revenue and funds to support all of the programs that the organization provides including utility shut-off prevention, emergency vouchers, and more than 40 food pantries.
The Society is funded through community donations and net proceeds from its Thrift Stores. The Thrift Stores operate with all donated materials. Most of the Society's work is done by volunteers who give countless hours to maintaining the stores and distributing financial assistance through 125 conferences (volunteer sites) throughout Cook and Lake counties.