Region's oldest charity hosts tent sale in Libertyville

  • Sue Muchowski of Gurnee found some "garden art" at the Society of St. Vincent de Paul tent sale Saturday in Libertyville.

      Sue Muchowski of Gurnee found some "garden art" at the Society of St. Vincent de Paul tent sale Saturday in Libertyville. Mick Zawislak | Staff Photographer

  • A sign of the season at the Society of St. Vincent de Paul tent sale Saturday in Libertyville.

      A sign of the season at the Society of St. Vincent de Paul tent sale Saturday in Libertyville. Mick Zawislak | Staff Photographer

  • The Society of St. Vincent de Paul Archdiocese is hosting a tent sale this weekend at its thrift store in Libertyville.

    The Society of St. Vincent de Paul Archdiocese is hosting a tent sale this weekend at its thrift store in Libertyville. Mick Zawislak/mzawislak@.com

 
 
Updated 10/17/2020 5:55 PM

One of the things Sue Muchowski found Saturday at a tent sale was a chair frame, but it was hard to say exactly what the companion teal-colored piece was.

"Call it yard art," said the Gurnee resident, who learned of the event hosted by the Society of St. Vincent de Paul Chicago on Facebook.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
 

The organization is hosting a three-day tent sale with COVID-19 precautions at its thrift store, 168 Peterson Road in Libertyville. The final day is Sunday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

What is described as the oldest charity in Chicago helps those in need in Lake and Cook counties through various programs.

The organization has operated a thrift store in Libertyville since 2013, but increased its space tenfold two years ago when it moved into the former Century Electric Supply Co. showroom.

"It's been doing very well," said Lorraine Parisi, director of operations.

"Donations have been really good, which is important to us, especially clothing," she added. "So many people are in need right now. We're very grateful."

Anyone who brings in a clothing donation through Sunday will earn a $10 credit to spend during the tent sale. The charity anticipates that clothing will be in-demand as winter approaches, given economic uncertainty and high unemployment as a result of the pandemic.

Donations are accepted every day at the doors at the rear of the building. Store hours are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sundays.

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