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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.
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.
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!
'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.