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A Night at the Races
Annual fundraiser to help offset Orland Park Thrift Store operations
St. Anne Conference in Hazel Crest is hosting their 13th annual fundraiser, "A Night at the Races," on Saturday, October 10 at Balmoral Park, 26435 Dixie Highway in Crete, Illinois. Buffet served from 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. and includes a salad bar, carving station, chef manned pasta station and delicious desserts to satisfy all tastes; making it a winning evening for all.
Cost is just $35 per person ($10 for children 6-10 years of age) and includes parking, admission, program, buffet dinner, non-alcoholic drinks, tax & tip.
Spearheaded by St. Anne Conference Member Jim Austing, "A Night at the Races" started in August 2003 as a fundraiser for the Midlothian Thrift Store (re-opened in Orland Park in 2015) and participating conferences. Since that first year, more than $25,000 has been raised.
"Coordinating this event has been one of the best decisions I've ever made because this is one of the most fun projects I have ever undertaken in my whole life," said Austing.
For more information and to purchase tickets, please contact Dan Moore at 708.748.6794.
September Coat Drive and Sale
Help us keep our community warm this fall and winter
The Society of St. Vincent de Paul Chicago Thrift Stores are seeking new or gently used coats and jackets for our upcoming weekend coat sale on Saturday, September 12 and Sunday, September 13. All coats, while supplies last, will sell for $3.00 each regardless of name brand, size and style.
Proceeds and any left over coats from the sale will help support the St. Vincent de Paul Chicago Emergency Voucher Program. The program provides individuals and families in need with clothing, furniture, or other goods free of charge in a confidential and dignified way.
Coats can be dropped off at any one of our St. Vincent de Paul Chicago Thrift Store locations prior to the sale at 9321 S. Western Avenue, Chicago, 7010 W. 159th Street, Orland Park, or 1125 S. Milwaukee Avenue, Libertyville.
"This is a good time to prepare and help people stay warm for the upcoming fall and winter season," said Stores Director Margaret Jones. "Thanks to our generous donors, our stores will offer hundreds of name brand jackets and coats for men, women, and children at one low price for those who cannot afford to buy brand new coats."
St. Vincent de Paul Chicago 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.
The Society is funded through community donations and net proceeds from its Thrift Stores. The Thrift Stores operate with all donated materials. Most of the Society's work is done by volunteers who give countless hours to maintaining the stores and distributing financial assistance through 125 conferences (volunteer sites) throughout Cook and Lake counties.
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!