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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.
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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.
Jingle Bell Walk
Join us for a 'Jingle Bell Walk' to alleviate poverty
The Society of St. Vincent de Paul Chicago's inaugural "Jingle Bell Walk" is slated for Saturday, December 3, 2016, in Lincoln Park from 4-7 p.m. The 3K walk hopes to raise funds to help those less fortunate this holiday season especially the poor, cold, and hungry.
"For many, the holiday season is a time of joy, family and the sharing of gifts. At St. Vincent de Paul, we see a different side. We see the worry and pain on our clients' faces," said Jennifer Wolff, director of development. "The 'Jingle Bell Walk' is a wonderful opportunity to enlist the help of many, to share their gifts, because we can't alleviate poverty alone. It takes a community."
Tickets are $30 for adults and $15 for children under 12 years of age. Registration for the family fun event begins at 4 p.m. just south of the Lincoln Park Zoo at 1911 North Stockton Drive in Chicago. More than 1,000 walkers are expected to join in the holiday cheer including several church choirs caroling along the way. Fabulous views of the zoo and city holiday lights, refreshments, kid's crafts, and a special visit from Santa round out the festivities. All participants will receive a warm pom pom winter hat with an embroidered SVdP Chicago logo.
Those interested in participating are encouraged to pre-register at www.jinglebellwalk.com and create a fundraising page to collect pledges from family and friends.