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
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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2018 FOP Benefit
St. Mary captures "Church Choir Challenge" prize
Congratulations to St. Mary Church of Evanston for winning the 2018 Friends of the Poor Church Choir Challenge and the People's Choice Award via Facebook Live! Special thanks to all of the choirs, St. Alphonsus of Lemont, St. Benedict of Chicago, and St. Lambert of Skokie, for participating and sharing their music ministry with all of us!
More than 300 friends joined us on Sunday, April 22 at Drury Lane in Oakbrook Terrace to support and celebrate our many conferences and volunteers as they serve those in need in communities across Cook and Lake counties.
Festivities included the Church Choir Challenge, Drury Lane's famous champagne brunch, fun games and prizes including HDTV giveaways, gift baskets, premium wines, and a grand prize car raffle for a chance to win a 2018 Buick Encore from Ray Buick. Congratulations to Robert Gavin of Des Plaines for purchasing the winning ticket!
Special thanks to our emcee, Mike Puccinelli of CBS News, and our Church Choir Challenge judges, Fr. Anthony Dosen, C.M., Graziano Marcheschi, M.A. D.Min., and Anna Nuzzo.
Because the needs of those we serve continue to lean on us, donations are still being accepted. Please click here to make a secure online transaction to help us help others...delivering food and clothing, connecting the homeless with housing help, offering disaster assistance, preventing utility turn-offs, and revealing Christ's love to those in most need of comfort and hope.
Grand Prize Car Raffle
The Robert Gavin family of Des Plaines and St. Paul of the Cross in Park Ridge won a 2018 Buick Encore from Ray Buick. The winning ticket was sold by SVdP Conference Member Tami Rohr of Prince of Peace in Lake Villa. As fate may have it, Tami also sold the winning ticket in 2016!
The very happy Gavin family receives the keys to a 2018 Buick Encore from Bill Soucie, SVdP Chicago Council President and Ray Gieselmann of Ray Buick in Chicago.
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.