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Join Faith United Methodist Church of Orland Park in Supporting OPI’s Fundraising Campaign

Ordinary People International (OPI) recently received an Endowment Fund Grant from Faith United Methodist Church of Orland Park in the amount of $5,000 towards the purchase of a cargo van.

Join Faith United Methodist Church of Orland Park in supporting OPI’s current $30,000 fundraising campaign.

With your support you will receive a tax donation letter and your donation will be recognized on the OPI website and Facebook page.

OPI often receives donations of large household items including furniture, large quantities of food, and other household items. A cargo van will help OPI to pick up and deliver these donations to families and individuals who need OPI’s help.

Any size donation in support of OPI’s goals are welcomed!

Your generosity will make a difference by allowing us to continue to provide our services and programs to individuals in need within our community. Furthermore, if you would like to have a discussion about how you can further support our mission through the donation of time or services, please feel free to contact OPI at (312) 259-4818 or

Please remember that every donation makes a difference, regardless of size!

Support OPI by making an online donation using PayPal

Checks should be payable to Ordinary People International and mailed to:

Sanctuary of Prayer Christian Church
851 West 103rd Street
Chicago, IL 60643

Ordinary People International Donates Gifts To Mather’s—More Than A Café Senior Volunteers

April was National Volunteer Recognition Month and Ordinary People International (OPI) gave recognition to Mather’s—More Than a Café Volunteers. Mather Connection Volunteers were presented with Thank You Certificates and gifts from Ordinary People International sponsors Bed, Bath & Beyond and UGG.

“OPI has has supported our community for many years and Mather’s—More Than a Café appreciates OPI and recognizes OPI’s Executive Director Tami Smith and her sponsors as leaders demonstrating care and love to help others. Tami, you are an outstanding CEO, Founder and leader in our community! Again, thank you for your support”

—Beedie Jones
Café Manager
Mather’s—More Than a Café
33 E 83rd St., Chicago, IL 60619

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Donor Wall

Ordinary People International Donor Wall
OPI thanks our donors for their ongoing generosity and support!
Faith United Methodist Church of Orland Park
Endowment Fund Grant of $5,000 toward the
purchase of a cargo van

Orland Park Kiwanis Club: $1,000
Anthony J. Petruzella: $100 toward cargo van
Michael Jay: $250
Rosie Griggs Olivier: $250
Sanctuary of Prayer Church: $250
Willa Smith: $125
Pastor Jeffrey Hodges: $100
Anthony J. Petruzella: $100
Ethyrella Stewart: $100
Stephanie Smith: $50
Mitch Daar: $36
Marilyn Popoola: $15

OPI is Selected as a New Partner with ZeroPercent/Food Rescue

OPI is selected as a new partner with ZeroPercent/Food Rescue.  Their mission is to ensure everyone in Chicago has access to fresh food. They are doing this through their new crowding funding website. This is a great opportunity for our clients to receive fresh fruits and vegetables from a myriad of well known grocery stores.

Visit Ordinary People International’s listing now to donate $5 to help towards the cost of van rentals and gas to deliver fresh food to our community here in Chicago.


CRU Approves OPI as a New Partner

CRU, a national organization, (aka known as the Agape Community Center in Roseland) approves OPI  as a new partner. CRU  works with the body of Christ to help create options that offer hope in Christ and practical resources to families and individuals caught in the web of poverty. CRU supported OPI by donating meals for families in need, kits for the homeless, back packs for children. They offer many programs and services to empower the familes and individuals.