Ordinary People International

Providing, Caring, Loving
People Helping People to Transform Lives

To date, Ordinary People International (OPI) has received and distributed over $5 million dollars in in-kind donations from our sponsors to the OPI community.

Becoming an ‘essential’ organization during COVID-19

Since March of 2020 OPI has become an “essential” organization and has received numerous donations from various entities during our country’s disaster crisis. OPI donated the following items to local non-profit organizations, food pantries, individuals and families:

Feed the Children donated personal hygiene items (hand sanitizer, body wash, kids bubble bath, cocoa butter vaseline, adult diapers, and L’oreal Pure Sugar Facial Scrub.  These items were valued at $77,179.00.

Apostolic Faith Church (Bishop Horace Smith, Pastor) has partnered with OPI to distribute food boxes to the community.   To date, we distributed over 500 boxes.

OPI was one of 36 non-profit organizations selected to receive funding ($3,000) from The University of Chicago to provide care packages for 30 seniors.

Donations Now Available

  • baby car seats
  • strollers
  • play pens
  • new children’s books ages 3 to 12
  • high chairs and bassinets

All baby donations are NEW in box.

For more information to receive a donated item,
please call 773-530-4558 or email tami@ordinarypeopleintl.org

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Ordinary People International Mission

The mission of Ordinary People International is to offer extensive services that enrich the quality of life for those in need and contribute to the health and vitality of the community by providing a community center  with respect and compassion for each person’s value to society.

Ordinary People International Vision

Based on the rich traditions of the Jane Addams Hull House, where people had access to a myriad of services under one roof, OPI is a community-centric nonprofit organization that promotes the profoundly important and necessary benefits of intergenerational exchange as a vehicle to uplift and inspire the human spirit, especially among our inner-city youth.

Who We Are Now

Ordinary People International (OPI) is a 501c(3) non-profit organization located on the Southside of Chicago and formed in 2007 to provide unique, meaningful programs and activities to under-served and under-privileged persons of all ages. OPI caters to children 8-12, high school/college students, young adults and seniors.

We currently operate from a church building (Sanctuary of Prayer Church) located at 851 West 103rd Street in Chicago, Illinois. We have outgrown our space due to the volume of donations we receive.

Our Intergenerational (IG-5) programmatic vision was altered due to the economic downturn. With a record number of community centers closings, families losing homes, and the unemployment rate increasing, we continue to find creative ways to receive a wide range of free donations to distribute to our communities. Donations are critical to the community and help those in need avoid purchasing necessities for sustainibility. We continue to increase our in-kind donor base to include high end products and goods. We are proud to see that our donations brings joy and gratitude to the people and communities we serve.

Ordinary People International Faith-Based Partners

The following faith-based partners receive and distribute donations from Ordinary People International:

  • All Nations Temple of Deliverance
  • Apostolic Faith Church
  • God’s House of All Nations Church
  • Faith United Methodist Church in Orland Park
  • King of Glory Church
  • Orland Park Christian Reformed Church
  • Park Community Church
  • Sanctuary of Prayer Church

OPI thanks our donors for their ongoing generosity and support!

Faith United Methodist Church

Faith United Methodist Church of Orland Park

Endowment Fund Grant of $5,000 toward the purchase of a cargo van


Orland Park Kiwanis Club



Contact OPI

Ordinary People International
Sanctuary of Prayer Church
851 West 103rd Street
Chicago IL 60643

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