Volunteer Opportunity - Serve Families in Need of Support with Remote Learning
See more information about Trinity's efforts to positively impact our local communities by supporting families by hosting Learning Pods for students doing remote learning and by partnering with a local park district that is also doing the same. You can help out by assisting with adult supervision for the young students. Click here for more details or contact Amy.Narot@tlc4u.org.
Fall 2020 Serving Opportunities
Looking for serving ideas for families, individuals and or Small Groups to make and impact in the community. Check out these serving opportunites in the the area.
If you would like more information about serving opportunities, please email Amy.Narot@tlc4u.org.
Due to the current social distancing, Trinity will not be hosting the homeless shelter this summer at our Kimberly Way site. However, DuPagePads continues to provide hotel rooms and intensive case management for those experiencing homelessness at this time. You can still help! They have an Amazon wishlist and Walmart wishlist with needed items like soups, ready to reheat meals, snacks, hand sanitizer, and masks. More than anything else, they need funds to continue providing shelter. If you are able to donate funds at this time, please visit their website at dupagepads.org and click the “Emergency Response Fund” button at the top right.
Stay tuned for serving opportunities at PADS - food deliveries, supply organization, etc. If you would like to be added to our serving list, please contact Michelle Bratton at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you for all your generous donations and please keep DuPagePads guests and staff in your prayers!
What is PADS?
It’s not just a pad on the floor… “PADS” stands for Public Action to Deliver Shelter. DuPage County’s PADS agency began in 1985 as an overnight shelter for the winter season. Today, they provide interim (overnight) and permanent housing, along with vital support services -- case management, life coaching, educational and employment counseling. Working with 28 congregations throughout our county, DuPage PADS offers shelter 365 nights a year.
Trinity supports DuPage PADS by offering summer interim housing at the Kimberly Way location on Thursday nights. During the rest of the year, Trinity provides staffing and meals on the 5th Sundays at Community United Methodist Church in downtown Naperville (located at Benton & Center St) and on the 5th Thursdays at St. Margaret Mary in Naperville (at Green Trails Dr. and Naper Blvd).
If you would like more information about serving opportunities with our PADS ministry (we LOVE small groups!), please contact Michelle Bratton at email@example.com or 630-863-3430.
Disaster Response Team
This Trinity team is a disaster response team and seeks to be prepared to respond to all sorts of emergency needs in the community, both local and regional. Be it storm, flood, or other forces that disrupt the normal infrastructure of families or communities. This team learns skills, gathers material, and finds funds to respond. Periodic training sessions are offered in General Disaster Response Certification, Muck Out, Mold Abatement, Tarp and Patch, Chain Saw, First Aid, and CPR by the Lutheran Emergency Response Team or Lutheran Church Charities.
This team, in conjunction with Lutheran Church Charities (LCC) is excited to announce the LCC Mobile Kitchen has arrived into the Chicagoland area! This process began June 2019 & finally has come to fruition. The kitchen was branded and dropped off at our TKW location, in June 2020. Members from the Trinity LERT group assessed the kitchen, cleaned the kitchen, arranged for some minor repair and got the kitchen ready for use for any emergency response situations. The kitchen will also be used by churches in the area for outreach events in addition to disaster response.
Our LERT group is always looking for more participants. We'd love to hear from you! Contact Jan Boerman for information about team meetings or upcoming service.