The Society of St. Vincent de Paul has already started the giving season by distributing Winter Coats to those in need at the Pope Francis Center and the Homeless Shelter at 71st & Kedzie. SVdP, in association with the Valenti Family, hosted a Scare, Care & Share Winter Coat Drive at their home in Chicago Ridge during the Halloween Season in October. With the outpouring of support from friends, family, neighbors and visitors, they were able to collect almost 200 winter coats, 50 windbreakers, sweatshirts, sweaters along with hats, gloves and scarves. In addition, Catholic Charities was able to support our drive with a donation of 300 winter coats as well! These winter coats came at just the right time to help keep our friends in need warm through this upcoming frigid Chicago winter!