We donate items from our stores directly to low-income individuals and families. Last year we gave away over $220,000 of clothing, bedding, furniture and household items from our Thrift Stores. To obtain a Basic Need Request, contact one of our Conferences.
We are the principle place in the Joliet Diocese to receive donated clothing, bedding, furniture and household items. Over $300,000 of merchandise was donated last year. To donate items, please call 630-231-4658 to schedule a pick up.
Due to COVID-19, our home pick up service has been suspended until further notice.
Through our Conferences, we operate thirteen food pantries to serve our communities. Last year, our Conferences distributed over $180,000 of food to the needy. To find a food pantry, go to our Conference Directory page
The Thrift Stores provide quality used clothing, furniture, bedding and household items at low prices. They also sell new mattresses at cost to us.The money raised from our thrift store sales allow the Joliet Diocesan Council to provide financial assistance to the needy through our local Conferences. Last year, the Conferences received over $350,000 from our thrift stores.
St. Vincent de Paul is proud to offer the option to complete community service hours with our store locations as well as our warehouse in West Chicago. Please bring your court paperwork and a photo ID to your first day serving with us. We do not accept cases involving the following: retail theft, violent crime, weapons of any kind
St. Vincent de Paul works with a local manufacturer receive bed sets at cost to us to be sold in our stores and to give new bed sets that help families in need get off their floors. Beds in the Mattress Program are sold in sets, a new mattress and a new box spring. Bed frames are sold separately.
To apply for the Mattress Program, contact your local Conference.
The Joliet Diocesan Council provides cars to low-income families that need transportation to and from work. Please contact your local Conference to request an Application for the Car Program.
We have just about any kind of activity that you might imagine to volunteer for,And many of our current volunteers choose to only volunteer mornings, or even just cold, rainy mornings! That's how flexible we are. For more info or to sign up, call (630) 293-9755
The Joliet Diocesan Council operates a 17 unit Senior Housing Unit at in West Chicago. To qualify for this housing, a person must be over 62 years old or disabled and have income under $26,300. For further information, please call (847) 962-2456.
Some of our more unique donations are listed for sale on our eBay store. We have shipped all over the country and internationally.