Call for a Free Home Pickup
Help us help others—recycle and bundle up your unwanted items someone else in need can use! Call St. Vincent de Paul Chicago for a free home pickup at 773-779-6700.
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.
Donate to and Shop at Our Thrift Stores
A low-cost, high quality shopping experience for bargain shoppers, as well as those with limited means. Senior 25% discount every Friday.
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In a few short weeks, we will be celebrating Christmas -- most of us -- but not everyone. Why not? Because many Americans are struggling to put food on their tables and keep a roof over their heads. The economy is inching its way toward recovery, but for some people, recovery is only a dream in the far distant future. Sadly, for many children, visions of sugar plums compete with stomach grumbling and Santa Claus cannot find his way to "addressee unknown."
How do we know this? Hopeless and desperate people "knock on our Vincentian doors" every day. And every day, we open our doors to help. It is our mission and the Vincentian way.
How do we help? The Society of St. Vincent de Paul provides a number of greatly needed services to needy families and individuals in our community, including the very basics for human dignity such as food, shelter and clothing. Additional help with utility bills, rent, transportation, medical expenses and even emotional and spiritual support transforms the lives of many. Last year, we assisted more than 680,000 community residents in Cook and Lake counties; people who wouldn't have had anywhere else to turn for help without the Society of St. Vincent de Paul.
So, as you prepare for Christmas, when you're putting that last bow on your gifts, remember those who do not enjoy the same blessings. Set aside part of your shopping budget to support the work of SVdP with a tax-deductible charitable donation. Your gift may make the difference for a family. Your gift may bring Christmas to a child.
It's easy to donate. We've simplified the donation procedure, allowing supporters to donate online, by phone or by mail. Simply click on the Donate Now box below, or call (312) 655-7182 to make a gift using a credit card, or send a check to 651 W. Lake St., Chicago, IL 60661.
What better way to celebrate Christmas than by sharing what you have with neighbors who are in need of assistance to meet their basic needs. Your generosity will have a positive impact on people who are in need, as well as the larger community. Every gift matters. Please, won't you decide to make a difference today?
God's blessings to you and your family ... and Merry Christmas!
Bargain Hunters Delight!
The St. Vincent de Paul thrift stores offer a low-cost, high quality shopping experience for bargain shoppers, as well as those with limited means. Each of the stores honor emergency vouchers, allowing clients to get free clothing, house wares, and furniture. For more information, select a store near you.
What We Do
The Society of St. Vincent de Paul is an international non-profit organization dedicated to serving the poor and providing others with the opportunity to serve. The Chicago Diocesan Council has been assisting Cook County and Lake County families since 1857.
Programs include three thrift stores, 47 food pantries, dining rooms, and general assistance for individuals in need. Volunteer opportunities for those who would like to help the less fortunate in their community are available at more than 120 conferences (volunteer sites), our thrift stores, events and main office at 651 W. Lake St., Chicago.
Mission of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul
Inspired by Gospel values, the Society of St. Vincent de Paul, a Catholic lay organization, leads women and men to join together to grow spiritually by offering person-to-person service to those who are needy and suffering in the tradition of its founder, Blessed Frédéric Ozanam, and patron, St. Vincent de Paul.
As a reflection of the whole family of God, members, who are known as Vincentians, are drawn from every ethnic and cultural background, age group, and economic level. Vincentians are united in an international society of charity by their spirit of poverty, humility and sharing, which is nourished by prayer and reflection, mutually supportive gatherings and adherence to a basic Rule.
Organized locally, Vincentians witness God's love by embracing all works of charity and justice. The Society collaborates with other people of good will in relieving need and addressing its causes, making no distinction in those served because, in them, Vincentians see the face of Christ.