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.
Schedule your 2017 'Bundle Event'
Help support our thrift stores and emergency voucher programs—which provide FREE clothing, furniture, and household items to those in need. Learn more.
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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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.
Our Libertyville Thrift Store plans to partner with other organizations who share in our mission of making the world a better place by providing hope, help, and the compassion of Christ to those in need.
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.
9th Annual Friends of the Poor® Benefit
Friends of the Poor® Benefit 'Church Choir Challenge' returns
Our 9th Annual Friends of the Poor® Benefit once again plays host to our popular "Church Choir Challenge" on April 30, 2017 at Drury Lane, Oakbrook Terrace. The contest is open to any adult church choir of any denomination throughout Cook and Lake counties. Traditional or contemporary church music is welcome.
Five finalists chosen via online voting are invited to perform live at the benefit to determine a Grand Prize winner.
The Grand Prize winning choir receives a $2,500 donation, and each runner-up choir finalist receives a $1,000 donation.
Online voting runs March 22 thru April 5 at www.choirchallenge.org
The Friends of the Poor® Benefit includes Drury Lane's famous champagne brunch, a Grand Prize Car Raffle, live auction, and fun games of chance.
Net proceeds to support programs and services to help those in need throughout Cook and Lake counties.
Tickets for the benefit and car raffle may be purchased at www.svdpbenefit.org.
Together...we make a difference!