Donation Drives This Weekend: September 25-26

This weekend there will be several Donation Drives scheduled at:

St. Catherine of Alexandria, 4100 W 107th Street – Oak Lawn
St. Paul the Apostle, 6401 Gages Lake Road – Gurnee
St. Pascal, 3935 N Melvina – Chicago
St. Ferdinand, 5900 w Barry Avenue – Chicago
St. Mother Theresa of Calcutta Parish at St. Barbara Church, 2859 S Throop – Chicago
St. Dismas, 2600 Sunset Avenue – Waukegan

Please remember to donate with dignity gently used items.
To see upcoming Donation Drives please visit our website at SVdP Donation Drive Events.

1099 Requirements for Services and For Rent Paid Directly to Landlords

Please review Mike Syslo’s message below regarding the requirements for services and rent Landlords paid directly.


1099 Requirements for Services and for Rent Paid Directly to Landlords

After extensive research and consulting with both the National Council auditor and attorney, the National Council believes that once the total payments made by a Council or Conference for services or for rent payments to a landlord equal or exceed $600 in a calendar year, a Form 1099 must be mailed to the recipient and filed with the IRS.

There are only a few exceptions to this requirement: 

  • Payments made to corporations
  • Payments made to real estate agents or property managers acting on behalf of a landlord
  • Payments made to tax-exempt organizations (including governments)
  • Payments made via a third-party payment network (credit card, debit card or PayPal type service, but this does not include online bill payments)

All other payments for services or for rent payments to a landlord totaling $600 or more in a calendar year will trigger the Form 1099 filing requirement.  

Keep in mind that Forms 1099 are filed together for entities sharing an EIN, and if Conferences share an EIN with their Council, the Council will be required to combine all payments made to a service provider or landlord during a calendar year. It is recommended that records be kept of all payments to service providers and landlords, and Forms W-9 be requested and retained before making any service or rent payment, even if the payment is below the $600 limit.

This is only a very brief summary of the rules. Councils and Conferences should review the complete IRS Form 1099 instructions and consult with their tax professionals for additional guidance. Additional materials and example documents are available on the National Council website at

While some Councils and Conferences may receive differing opinions from their advisors, we recommend that they make sure the source is a knowledgeable professional and that the guidance is well documented and received in writing.

Gentle Reminder: Please make sure copies of 1099s or W9s are mailed to Elvia Rojas at Society of St. Vincent de Paul Chicago, 12731 South Wood Street, Blue Island, IL 60406.

SVdP National Disaster Services Appeal

Dear Vincentians and Friends,

As Vincentians and friends, we work together, doing God’s work, to help those in need.  Most of our works are focused on those in our community seeking immediate assistance with the necessities of food, clothing, and shelter.

As we watch from afar, the continuum of disasters occurring throughout the United States, it seems never ending. Although outside of our immediate communities, those are our brothers and sisters in need.  For that reason, we must come together and provide assistance. 

Please consider providing support that will be part of the National Council relief efforts.  The National Office has received responses from over 600 Vincentians, Conference and Councils offering to participate in assisting the current disaster relief efforts.  We are one of the 600.  As we have experienced the support of many other Councils throughout the years, it is time for us to give back and broaden our border of assistance.

I ask that your District or Conference offer a donation.  The Central Office will combine all donations received and send one check to the National Office as contribution towards the current Disaster Relief efforts. 

Checks should be made payable to:  SVdP Chicago Council and mailed to 12731 S. Wood Street, Blue Island IL 60406.  Please indicate on memo line National Disaster Appeal.

I appreciate your consideration in participating in this urgent appeal.  Together we make a difference.  As Vincentians, we are sometimes reminded that those in need although far away are still in reach of receiving our assistance.

God Bless!

Harry Ohde, Volunteer President/CEO

Mobile Produce Pantry at Academy of St. Benedict the African – Tues., September 14

SVdP Chicago, in partnership with the Academy of St. Benedict the African and the Greater Chicago Food Depository is hosting a Mobile Produce Pantry on Tuesday, September 14, from 1:00pm – 3:00pm. All who are in need within the community are welcome! The event takes place in the school parking lot, entrance is on Justine St. For driving directions, please use the school’s address 6020 S. Laflin Avenue, Chicago, IL 60636.

If you would like to volunteer to help us in our efforts to set up, distribute food items, and clean up, please contact us! You can call the main office at (773) 779-6700 or email Teresa Stack at

Teresa Stack Joins SVdP Family as New Communications Director

The Society of St. Vincent de Paul Chicago ADC welcomes Teresa Stack as our new Communications Director replacing Jen Ahern effective September 1, 2021.

Teresa comes to us with a strong computer background as well as many years of volunteering and organizing fundraising events. She told us she does not consider this a job. “It is something that I have wanted to do that incorporates my computer experience, working and organizing events, and helping others. It’s perfect”.

Teresa was born and raised a Catholic. Her and her children all attended St. Patricia School in Hickory Hills. Her husband, Mike, attended Little Flower in Chicago. She was on the School Board, Parent’s Club and many years a Secretary for Athletics at St. Patricia. “Being involved when my children were in grammar school was an opportunity that I will always treasure. I was able to raise money for the school, be the “mom” the kids could talk too when they couldn’t talk to their own, and more importantly, make a difference”.

The experience and excitement that Teresa brings to the SVdP community, will continue to support our mission and help us achieve more to help the needy. When not working, she enjoys spending time with her adult children, yearly family fishing vacations in Florida, watching a Cubs game or two and getting together with friends to see what organization they can help out next.

Please join us in welcoming Teresa to the SVdP family.

Friends of the Poor – Walk a Mile in My Shoes

The 2021 Friends of the Poor Walk will take place on Saturday, September 25, 2021. This is the date that is coordinated with the SVdP National Council. SVdP Chicago Council will be hosting a walk site in the Southwest Suburbs at Freedom Park located at 6252 W. Birmingham Ave in Chicago Ridge.
The council walk site will be a Vincentian “friend-raiser” event and there will be no cost to attend. All registered walkers will receive a t-shirt. Walkers may arrive beginning at 9:30 am and the walk will begin at 10:00 am. A fellowship reception will take place following the walk with food and drinks being provided. The park has a pavilion area will be on-site with picnic tables/benches. Attendees may wish to bring a lawn chair as well. Portable bathrooms are available on site. This is a dog friendly event and if you bring Fido please keep him on lease at all times.

Click here for more information and registration.

We are looking forward to walking along side friends and family members, united by our common cause of helping our neighbors in need! 

God Bless,

Harry Ohde
CEO/President SVdP Chicago, ADC

A New Chapter of Faith
Curt Schubert Accepts Position as Volunteer Treasurer

The Society of St. Vincent de Paul Chicago ADC welcomes Curt Schubert, who will officially take office as Treasurer for the Society on October 1, 2021. During the appointed three-year term, Curt’s goal is to help the Society see success with it’s Strategic Plan of growth.
Faith has been the forefront of Curt’s journey through life, both personally and professionally. A De Paul graduate of accounting and a CPA, Curt’s career has always maintained a purposeful position of faith. From Business Director at Lutheran Services to current CFO for Marian High School, Curt’s dedication of faith carries through all aspects of his life. In addition to volunteering as the new Treasurer for the Society, Curt has been a volunteer Religious Education teacher for over 20 years at his parish, St. Fabian in Bridgeview IL as well as being an active SVdP member.
Born and baptized Catholic, Curt always recognized his faith, but was drawn more closely to God’s works later in life. “I believe God works in our lives in mysterious and subtle ways to bring us to where He needs us most”. Looking forward to an annual “coffee meeting” with a former business associate, is where Curt was told of the volunteer position and how he may be just the right person. After pondering and praying a few days, Curt knew God was calling him to this position.
“Not everyone gets to see a vision on the wall, or witnesses a weeping statue of Mary, my vision comes from within other people. I live by the gospel “Love God, Love your Neighbor”, and to me that means your neighbor is everyone you meet and everywhere you meet them.”
Dedicated to his faith, family and community, the Society is very excited to welcome Curt to the SVdP family. When not working, and giving back, Curt enjoys sports, both watching the White Sox and coaching our young future leaders.

Donation Drive Events – Updated for 2022

The 2022 Donation Drive Schedule has been released! Take note of the drive that works best for you and mark your calendar!

If you would like to schedule a Donation Drive for your local community, please click here to contact us via email
or call Karen at 773-779-6700 x111

Oak ForestApr 9 & 10Chicago Gaelic Park6119 W 147th Street60452
PalatineApr 22, 23 & 24St. Theresa433 Benton Street60067
Oak LawnApr 23 & 24St. Linus10300 S Lawler Avenue60453
ChicagoApr 23 & 24St. Daniel the Prophet5300 S Natoma60638
Indian CreekAug 4, 5 & 6St. Mary of Vernon236 US Highway 4560061
GurneeAug 6 & 7St. Paul the Apostle6401 Gages Lake Road60031
WestchesterFeb 26 & 27Divine Providence (New Shoe & Sock Drive)2550 Mayfair Avenue60154
MundeleinJul 16 & 17Santa Maria del Popolo116 N Lake Street60060
HillsideJul 30 & 31St. Domitilla4940 Washington Street60162
Chicago RidgeJul 30 & 31Our Lady of the Ridge10838 S Oxford Avenue60415
Orland ParkJul 30 & 31Presbyterian Church of Orland Park13401 S Wold Road60467
Oak ParkJun 4 & 5St. Edmund188 S Oak Park Avenue60302
Orland ParkJun 11 & 12St. Francis of Assisi15050 S Wolf Road60467
ChicagoJun 11 & 12St. Mother Theresa of Calcutta Parish at St. Barbara Church2859 S Throop60608
ChicagoJun 11 & 12St. Thomas the Apostle5472 S Kimbark Ave.60615
EvanstonJun 17, 18 & 19St. Mary1012 Lake Street60201
InglesideJun 23, 24 & 25Our Lady of the Lake / St. Bede36399 N Wilson Road60041
WadsworthJun 23, 24, 25, 26 & 27St. Patrick's15000 W Wadsworth60083
WadsworthJun 23 thru 27St. Patrick's15000 W Wadsworth Road60083
Lake VillaJun 11 & 12Prince of Peace135 S Milwaukee Avenue60046
ChicagoJun 11 & 12St. Monica5136 N Nottingham60656
Old Mill CreekMar 19 & 20St. Raphael the Archangel4000 N Route 4560046
ChicagoMay 14 & 15St. Pascal3935 N Melvina60634
ChicagoMay 14 & 15Queen of Angels4520 N Western Avenue60625
Orland ParkMay 21 & 22St. Michael's Church14300 West Avenue60462
Oak LawnMay 21 & 22St. Catherine of Alexandria4100 W 107th Street60453
ChicagoMay 28 & 29St. Rene Goupil6949 W 63rd Place60638
ChicagoNov 5 & 6Christ the King9235 S Hamilton Avenue60643
ChicagoNov 5 & 6St. Symphorosa6135 S Austin Avenue60638
LaGrangeOct 1 & 2St. Cletus600 W 55th Street60525
ChicagoOct 8 & 9St. Daniel the Prophet5300 S Natoma60638
Mt. ProspectOct 8 & 9St. Emily1400 E Central Road60065
Oak ParkOct 15 & 16St. Edmund188 S Oak Park Avenue60302
Old Mill CreekOct 15 & 16St. Raphael the Archangel4000 N Route 4560046
PalatineOct 21, 22 & 23St. Theresa433 Benton Street60067
Oak LawnOct 22 & 23St. Linus10300 S Lawler Avenue60453
Palos HeightsSep 10 & 11Incarnation5705 W 127th Street60463
Evergreen ParkSep 10 & 11Senior Citizen Council of Evergreen Park Village Wide Garage Sale at Yukich Field9100 S Kedzie Avenue60805
Orland ParkSep 17 & 18St. Francis of Assisi15050 S Wolf Road60467
Oak LawnSep 24 & 25St. Catherine of Alexandria4100 W 107th Street60453
Tinley ParkSep 24 & 25St. Julie Billiart7399 W 159th Street60466
EvanstonSep 30, Oct 1 & 2St. Joan of Arc9248 N Lawndale Avenue60203
ChicagoSep 24 & 25Queen of the Universe7114 S Hamlin60629
WilmetteApr 30 & May 1Sts. Joseph & Francis Xavier1747 Lake Street60091
Mt. ProspectJun 4 & 5St. Emily1400 E Central Road60065
FlossmoorMay 7 & 8Infant Jesus of Prague1131 Douglas Avenue60422
EvanstonMay 21 & 22Evanston Unitarian Church1330 Ridge Avenue60201
EvanstonApr 30 & May 1St. Athanasius1615 Lincoln60201
WilmetteMay 14 & 15Sts. Joseph & Francis Xavier1747 Lake Street60091
Orland ParkSep 24 & 25St. Michael's Church14300 West Avenue60462
ChicagoJun 4 & 5Annunciata11128 S Avenue G60617
ChicagoJun 25 & 26St. Turibius5646 S Karlov Avenue60629
EvanstonJul 16 & 17St. Nicholas806 Ridge Avenue60202
Blue IslandAug 20 & 21St. Mary Magdaline2324 New Street60406
ChicagoSep 17 & 18St. Pascal3935 N Melvina60634
WestchesterOct 22 & 23Divine Providence2550 Mayfair Avenue60154
ChicagoSep 17 & 18St. Benedict2215 W Irving Park Road60618
ChicagoAug 13 & 14St. Margaret of Scotland9837 S Throop Street60643
ChicagoAug 20 & 21Blessed Sacrament Parish3745 S Paulina Street60609
ChicagoOct 29 & 30St. Marcelline822 S Springinsguth Rd60193

When you donate with SVdP Chicago, you change lives! Used clothing, household goods, furniture no longer needed, old craft supplies, new items that were never worn, gifts we could not use but forgot to return.  They make a difference every day!

Our thrift stores serve as the destination for receiving, processing, and selling those donations.  Our prices are low so that those looking to find quality goods on a tight budget can be provided for.  Those that are struggling and have come to us for help, when qualified, receive a voucher to shop our stores at no cost, with dignity and respect.  We do not group items as other thrift stores do.  All items are available to all that need, every day! We also provide jobs and skill training, giving those who need the opportunity the most possibilities of a better tomorrow.  SVdP Chicago works with local organizations to help provide needed items such as, blankets and clothing to BEDS and other homeless shelters, baby items for mothers in need, and school supplies for low income families.  Blankets and towels not suitable for use can find a home at a local animal shelter.
At the end of the day, after the light bill is paid and our basic costs for operating our stores are covered, proceeds from your donations are used to support our volunteer led programs that help those in need in Lake and Cook Counties. With over 33 food pantries, community dinners and food trucks, we fulfill the need for those who are food insecure. Whether it is assisting a family with utility bills, medical bills, rent, groceries, or helping a homeless family have a place to sleep, the Society is there! 

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