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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.
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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10th Annual Friends of the Poor Benefit
The benefit raises money to help expand grants and other assistance to the conferences and the many volunteers as they serve the poor in the communities across Cook and Lake counties including clients of the Pope Francis Center, a social services agency focused on homelessness prevention.
Festivities include Drury Lane's delicious champagne brunch, fun games and prizes including HDTV's, and a 2018 Buick Encore sponsored by Ray Buick. Great entertainment provided by our famous Church Choir Challenge featuring choirs from St. Alphonsus (Lemont), St. Benedict (Chicago), St. Lambert (Skokie), and St. Mary (Evanston).
People's Choice Award
For the first time, guests in attendance and anyone unable to attend can watch and vote for their favorite choir during and after the live performances at Drury Lane on our Facebook page.
The choir with the most Facebook Likes by midnight Sunday, April 22, receives an additional $500!
We look forward to seeing you there! Get tickets at svdpbenefit.org
Lights, Camera, Cookies!
'Famous cookies' give back
On April 22, St. Vincent de Paul Chicago's Libertyville Thrift Store partnered with Felix's Famous Cookies, a locally owned family business, to raise money for the Society.
There were plenty of cookies to sample and for those who purchased a box to take home, 50% of sales were donated to SVdP Chicago. The event brought in an extra $200 in revenue from the cookie sales and plenty of extra customers making it one of the stores more profitable days.
At the ripe old age of six, Felix started the company in memory of his grandmother who taught him not only to bake but the importance of giving back. Since their very first cookie sale, it has been their family tradition to give back to non-profit organizations and the less fortunate with St. Vincent de Paul Chicago being the first.
So, when CNBC went looking for a place to film a Felix's Famous Cookies pop-up event, St. Vincent de Paul was hands down, their first choice. A camera crew filmed the event and interviewed Felix, the youngest CEO in the State of Illinois at now age 12, and his mother, Laura, as part of a television program they are producing in partnership with T-Mobile about businesses that give back.
To learn how your organization can partner with St. Vincent de Paul to make the world a better place for our brothers and sisters in need, contact us at 773-779-6700, ext. 108.
'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.