Help a Family in Need Today! Vehicle Donation Appeal.

Today we have the opportunity to change the lives of a family! The St. Gilbert’s SVdP Conference in Grayslake is seeking a vehicle donation for a friend in need. The vehicle will be given to a single mother with 3 children, an 11-year-old daughter, a 10-year-old son, and a 4-year-old son, who has been renting a small motel room. She is participating in the IL Link Program to help feed her family and has been working periodically for a temporary service company. The lack of reliable transportation makes full-time employment extremely difficult. A trustworthy vehicle will enable this mother to provide a more stable environment for her children to grow and flourish, and place the family on a pathway to better tomorrows!

If you, or someone you know, has a vehicle that they would like to donate to help make a difference in this hard-working mother’s life, please contact:

Robert Palo – SVdP St. Gilbert President
palofamily@sbcglobal.net

Your support is most appreciated, thank you!

God Bless,
Harry Ohde
CEO/President SVdP Chicago, ADC

Spring Honey Baked Ham Fundraiser

Make It A Picture Perfect Spring Celebration with Honey Baked Ham Gift Cards!

You can purchase gift cards to Honey Baked Ham this Easter season and give back to St. Vincent de Paul Chicago! Honey Baked Ham offers more than just their signature delicious glazed ham, they also have Family Meals, Honey Baked Turkeys, Sides, and Desserts.  Take the stress out of your celebration meal and order from Honey Baked Ham!

Click here to be directed to HoneyBaked Ham Company’s website to purchase.  You can use your HoneyBaked Gift Card to shop online or in-store at any HoneyBaked location nationwide. And the most satisfying part? 20% of your purchase goes directly to support SVdP Chicago and help our neighbors in need!

Purchase your gift cards and then use them to place your order online!

ORDER EARLY THIS YEAR
Shipping demand is high…. but good news! Our products ship frozen. Get your Honey Baked Ham delivered early this year & thaw 48 hours before your celebration.
Learn more about shipping products directly https://shipping.honeybaked.com/

 

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
Old Mill CreekMARCH 20 & 21St. Raphael the Archangel40000 N. Route 4560046
FlossmoreMARCH 20 & 21Infant Jesus of Prague1131 Douglas Ave.60422
PalatineAPRIL 10 & 11St. Theresa433 Bernton Street60067
WestchesterAPRIL 17 & 18Divine Providence - New Shoe/Sock Drive2550 Mayfair Avenue60154
GlenviewAPRIL 17 & 18The Life Church3030 Central Road60025
ChicagoAPRIL 24 & 25Annunciata11128 S. Avenue G60617
Oak LawnMAY 22 & 23St. Catherine of Alexandria4100 W. 107th Street60453
ChicagoMAY 29 & 30St. Rene Goupil6949 W. 63rd Place60638
Oak ParkJUNE 5 & 6St. Edmunds188 S. Oak Park Avenue60302
NilesJUNE 5 & 6St. John Brebeuf8305 N. Harlem60714
ChicagoJUNE 5 & 6Annunciata11128 S. Avenue G60617
Orland ParkJUNE 12 & 13St. Francis of Assisi15050 S. Wolf Road60467
Orland ParkJUNE 12 & 13St. Michaels Church14300 West Avenue60462
ChicagoJUNE 12 & 13St. Thomas the Apostle5472 S. Kimbark Avenue60615
Mt. ProspectJUNE 12 & 13 St. Emily1400 E. Central Road60065
EvanstonJUNE 19 & 20St. Mary1012 Lake St.60201
MundeleinJULY 24 & 25Santa Maria del Popolo116 N. Lake Street60060
ChicagoJULY 31 & AUGUST 1St. Monica5136 N. Nottingham60656
ChicagoAUGUST 7 & 8St. Symphorosa6135 S. Austin60638
Orland ParkAUGUST 7 & 8 Presbyterian Church of Orland Park13401 S. Wolf Road60467
Orland ParkSEPTEMBER 11 & 12St. Francis of Assisi15050 S. Wolf Road60467
Palos HeightsSEPTEMBER 11 & 12Incarnation5757 W. 127th Street60463
Des PlainesSEPTEMBER 11 & 12St. Zachary567 W. Algonquin Road60016
Oak LawnSEPTEMBER 25 & 26St. Catherine of Alexandria4100 W. 107th Street60453
ChicagoSEPTEMBER 25 & 26Queen of the Universe7114 S. Hamlin Avenue60629
EvanstonOCTOBER 2 & 3St. Joan of Arc9248 N. Lawndale Ave60203
La GrangeOCTOBER 2 & 3St. Cletus600 W. 55th Street60525
Orland ParkOCTOBER 2 & 3St. Michaels Church14300 West Avenue60462
ChicagoOCTOBER 9 & 10St. Daniel the Prophet5300 S. Natoma60638
ChicagoOCTOBER 9 & 10St. Constance5856 W. Anslie St.60630
Oak ParkOCTOBER 16 & 17St. Edmunds188 S. Oak Park Avenue60302
Old Mill CreekOCTOBER 16 & 17St. Raphael the Archangel40000 N. Route 4560046
PalatineOCTOBER 16 & 17St. Theresa433 Bernton Street60067
WestchesterOCTOBER 23 & 24Divine Providence2550 Mayfair Avenue60154
ChicagoNOVEMBER 6 & 7St. Rene Goupil6949 W. 63rd Place60638
ChicagoNOVEMBER 6 & 7Christ The King9235 S. Hamilton Avenue60643
North RiversideNOVEMBER 6 & 7Mater Christi2431 S. 10th Avenue60546

 

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