We are the St Margaret Mary Conference of the St. Vincent de Paul Society. We are located in Algonquin, Illinois and serve the local communities of Algonquin and Lake in the Hills.

In the Gospel, Jesus says to us,

“This is my commandment: love one another as I have loved you. You are my friends if you do what I command you.”

By your gift to the Society of St. Vincent de Paul, you fulfill the commandment to love one another as Jesus has loved you. God Bless!

Friends of the Poor Walk

Once again our St. Vincent dePaul Conference will be conducting its annual “Friends of the Poor Walk”-sort of. Because of the current unusual circumstances instead of out typical gathering together on a Saturday morning for a walk around Algonquin’s neighborhoods and walking paths we are offering an alternative.

We are requesting that each of you take the time with trusted family and friends to take a nice walk sometime during the month of September as your personal commitment to participate in the Society’s “Friends of the Poor Walk”. If you can’t
or would prefer not to be out and about you can still participate by saying a prayer for Society and those in need and making a donation. Each year this event has been one of our bigger fundraisers and allows us to continue the Society’s mission to assist those in need in our community.

If you can please continue to support this “Friends of the Walk” with a donation. There are many convenient ways to contribute while you participate in this event. You can place a donation in the St. Vincent dePaul Poor Box in an envelope and made payable to St. Vincent dePaul with Walk Donation” in the memo section. Thank you for your continued generous support. God Bless!


Please remember to bring your non-perishable canned goods on the 2nd Sunday of the month. Thank you for your generous contributions to help those in need.

There are many important dates coming up, and we need help during these events from ALL our active and associate members.

What We Do

The Society offers tangible assistance to those in need on a person-to-person basis. It is this personalized involvement that makes the work of the Society unique. This aid may take the form of intervention, consultation, or often through direct dollar or in-kind service. An essential precept of the Society’s work is to provide help while conscientiously maintaining the confidentiality and dignity of those who are served.