Orland Park will soon be the new home to what is currently referred to as the St. Vincent de Paul Midlothian thrift store. The store has been doing business at 4644 W. 147th Street in Midlothian for more than 20 years and has been a significant income generator for SVdP. However, new lease terms resulted in having to move the store to a new location.
At 10,500 square feet, the new location at 7010 W. 159th Street in Orland Park is double the size of the Midlothian location and provides ample parking, and a convenient donation/drop-off area in the rear of the building.
“We are excited about this location because it is in a high traffic area surrounded by many other popular stores with excellent visibility off of 159th street,” said SVdP Warehouse and Thrift Store Director Margaret Jones.
The store will close on July 26, 2014 to prepare for the move and re-open in Orland Park late summer 2014. A moving sale is now in progress offering 50 percent off all merchandise from July 8 through July 12, and transitioning to 75 percent off July 14 through July 22. Left over items will be sold for one dollar from July 23 through July 26. Moving sale hours are from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Mondaythrough Saturday.
Funds generated by the stores provide financial resources to support special works such as the emergency voucher program, food pantries and other large programs that serve those in need.
The Society of St. Vincent de Paul Chicago Council operates two additional stores located at 9321 S. Western Avenue, Chicago and 1125 S. Milwaukee Avenue, Libertyville.
About the Society of St. Vincent de Paul Chicago
The Society of St. Vincent de Paul Chicago has been serving the needy since 1857 and it is the oldest charity in Chicago. The Society has more than 2,000 Vincentian volunteers throughout Cook and Lake counties, who help provide life’s basic necessities — food, shelter, clothing, transportation, emotional comfort and more — to more than 700,000 needy individuals annually. Additionally, SVdP operates three thrift stores and 47 food pantries. To learn more or to donate, please visit www.svdpchicago.org.