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.
Our Thrift Stores Now Serving Orland Park and Libertyville
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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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Thrift Stores Seeking Donations to Help Those in Need
As the summer season blazes on, the needs of the homeless and the working poor in Chicago continue to grow
To try and alleviate those needs, all of the St. Vincent de Paul Chicago Thrift Stores are seeking good quality donations.
Items most needed include:
- Household items and small appliances such as pots and pans, dishes, coffee pots and microwaves
- Electronics including CD players, radios, and stereo speakers
- Furniture including desks, end tables, night stands, dressers, coffee tables, chairs, and kitchen dining sets
- New or gently used clothing including shoes, business attire, and winter coats
In general, all donated items should be gently used, clean, and in working condition.
Thrift store donations have a direct impact on those in need. Many of the goods that are donated to the Society of St. Vincent de Paul go toward an emergency voucher program, where individuals and families in need are offered goods free of charge in a confidential and dignified way.
"Donations are vital to keeping Society of St. Vincent de Paul Chicago Thrift Stores running and actively supporting our mission," said Stores Director Margaret Jones. "Items especially needed are bric-a-brac and household items such as pots and pans, dishes, microwaves and small bedroom furniture. Item donations are one of the easiest ways to help our organization reach more people in need of our help."
In 2014, the SVdP Thrift Stores provided more than $30,000 worth of donated goods to more than 1,000 needy people throughout Cook and Lake counties.
St. Vincent de Paul 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.
Donations are accepted at all three St. Vincent de Paul Chicago Thrift Stores. Locations include 9321 S. Western Avenue in Chicago, 7010 W. 159th Street in Orland Park, and 1125 S. Milwaukee Avenue in Libertyville.
Free furniture pickup service is available by calling 773.779.6700. Donations can also be placed in one of our more than 60 drop boxes located throughout Cook and Lake counties.
Be on the lookout for a Central Donation Processing Center opening in Schiller Park this fall to accommodate even more donations to help more people in need!
St. Gilbert Fundraiser
Vintage Vogue luncheon raises $20,000
More than 250 guests gathered on May 2 for Vintage Vogue, a fundraiser for the St. Vincent de Paul Society of St. Gilbert Church in Grayslake. The festive luncheon featured 35 volunteers modeling a selection of 80 fashions from the early 1900's from the private collection of Grayslake resident Gloria Venzon.
Highlights included the original LBD--little black dress--a black Chanel dress from the 1920's, and six vintage wedding dresses representing iconic styles from the last century. The fundraiser also featured a silent auction with donated items from Lake County residents and local businesses. The event raised over $20,000 that will benefit those in need in the Grayslake area.
Society of St. Vincent de Paul—Help Us Help Others
Celebrating 160 years of transforming lives...one person at a time
Since 1857, the Society of St. Vincent de Paul Diocesan Council of Chicago has provided a number of services to needy families and individuals in our community, including home visits, housing assistance, disaster relief, education and mentoring, food pantries, dining halls, clothing, assistance with transportation, prescription medication, rent and utility costs, emotional and spiritual support. The Society also works to provide care for the sick, the incarcerated and the elderly.
Vincentian members are called by God to improve the lives of people facing homelessness, economic adversity, and emergency need situations.
More than 800,000 community residents in Cook and Lake counties are served each year; people who wouldn't have had anywhere else to turn to for help without the Society of St. Vincent de Paul. We are an international society of charity comprised of every ethnic group, age group and cultural background. We make no distinction in those being served regardless of their individual backgrounds, because Vincentians see the face of Christ in those they serve.
If you are interested in learning more about the Society of St. Vincent de Paul and how you can become a member, volunteer or make a donation, please call (773) 779-6700.