Donation Drive Events – Updated for 2021

The 2021 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

CityDatesLocationAddressZip
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
North RiversideNov 5 & 6Mater Christi2431 S 10th Avenue60546
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

 

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! 

Support Catholic Education – Academy of St. Benedict the African Donation Opportunity

Academy of St. Benedict the African Donation Program
6020 S. Laflin Ave Chicago, IL 60636
Patricia Murphy, Principal: pmurphy@academystbenedict.org
Jennifer Farrand, Assistant Principal: jfarrand@academystbenedict.org

 

Our Goal is to share ways that individuals can support students/families of the Academy of St. Benedict the African.

Why support St. Benedict the African school and students/families?

  • School is located in the West Englewood Neighborhood of Chicago
  • Average income of families is <$25,000 (tuition is over 18% of gross income)
  • Many single mom/dads and grandparents as primary caregivers
  • 100% of students qualify for Federal Free Lunch Program (used as a tool to measure need based aid programs)
  • There is no Parish or School Board to help support families in need that wish to have their students attend.
  • SBTA works with the CPD to establish and maintain a positive relationship with the school community and law enforcement to keep students as safe as possible and help build the community.
  • Education is documented to be the primary tool for students to break the cycle of poverty.

Impact of COVID-19 on St. Benedict the African school

  • Enrollment is down by 30 seats as of October 2020
  • Early Childhood Program was suspended for the 2020-21 school year
    • Loss of funding due to program not happening
    • Loss of students/seats
  • Currently only Special Class is Art
    • E. Class is limited due to COVID-19
  • Resources are stretched thin
    • Each student must have individual supplies and tech equipment. No sharing due to COVID-19 procedures

Impact of COVID-19 on Families

  • Many families are impacted by job loss/unemployment due to the pandemic
  • Less financial resources available to families to afford tuition and fees to attend

How can you support St. Benedict the African school and families?

Sponsor-a-Student

  • Help pay tuition payments of $250 each month
  • Help pay After Care Program fees of $150 each month
  • Help provide financial assistance towards technology, book, and other fees charged at beginning of school year or when student enrolls.

School Wishlist

Please visit the school website at https://www.academystbenedict.org/  to learn more about The Academy of St. Benedict the African. 

Vehicle Donation Program – Donate Your Vehicle and Help Support Your Neighbors in Need

Donate Your Vehicle and Make a Difference in Someone’s Life!

The National Vehicle Donation Program is coordinated by The National Council of The Society of St. Vincent de Paul® (SVDP USA), a 501(c)3 tax-exempt organization. The Society of St. Vincent de Paul offers tangible assistance to those in need on a person-to-person basis. Your vehicle donation will help fund St. Vincent de Paul Society’s programs in your local Chicagoland communities. Your generosity is greatly appreciated! Donate a car to The National Council of The Society of Saint Vincent de Paul USA and help those in need. Each vehicle donation helps SVDP USA Feed, Clothe, House, and Heal those in need. Make a difference today!

We accept all types of vehicles:

we accept all types of vehicles: cars,trucks, motorcycles, trailers, boats and more.

Making a car donation is EASY!

It’s as easy as picking up the phone and speaking to a live operator. If you have any questions just call one of SVdP National’s friendly operators toll-free at 800-322-8284 seven days a week.  You can also click here to start your donation online.

How it Works

  1. Call us at 800-322-8284 or contact Elvia Rojas at the SVdP Chicago Central Office at 773-779-6700 Extension 107
  2. We will tow your vehicle at no cost to you.
  3. 3. Get a tax-deductible receipt and help our cause.

Visit The Official National Vehicle Donation Program for St. Vincent de Paul Official Site for more information.

Support SVdP Chicago when you shop on Amazon! Learn more!

If you already use Amazon.com for online shopping, you can link your account to AmazonSmile and support SVdP Chicago! You will make a .5 percent donation with every Amazon purchase by using AmazonSmile.

Here is 3 simple steps to start donating today:

Step 1: Go to smile.amazon.com log in using your email and password as if you were at amazon.com.
Step 2: Search for the Society of St Vincent de Paul-Chicago and select us as your charity.
Step 3: Shop, Amazon Smile and Amazon will donate 0.5% of your eligible purchases to SVdP!

Click here to visit AmazonSmile

Schedule a Donation Drive Today!

Donation drives are a perfect way to bring your community or company together for a great cause. Your donations provide essentials to those in need.  For over 167 years, the Society of St. Vincent de Paul Chicago has been serving those in need.

Your generous donations of clothing, household goods, furniture, and more enable us to continue serving the over 88,000 families that seek our help every year.

We can accommodate company and corporate donation events and provide trailers and assistant during week day working hours.

 

Schedule your event today!  

It’s easy!

  • Pick a weekend and call us to schedule
  • We will deliver a trailer with donation slips and extra bags.  Guidelines to help donate with dignity are posted inside the trailer
  • After your weekend donation event, we will pick the trailer up and bring back to one of our locations for sorting and distribution for those in  need

 

 

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