Make A Difference

Make A Difference

Blood Drive | March 10

You can help save up 3 lives by donating blood at Trinity's Blood Drive on Sunday, March 10 from 8:30 am to 12:30 p.m. in the gym at Trinity Kimberly Way. Volunteers of all blood types are needed to meet the blood demands of hospitals in 12 Chicago area counties.       

Donors must be 17 or older or 16 with parental consent. Walk ins are welcome, but an appointment will help us plan and serve you better and faster.

All attempting donors will receive a limited-edition pair of "R U My Type" socks as a thank you for your dedication to saving lives - while supplies last! 

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Family Shelter Service Housewares Pop-Up Store

Family Shelter Service, which provides help and hope to victims of domestic violence, is hosting their annual Housewares Pop-Up store in March & April. They are looking for volunteers to help setup the store and work on sale days. Multiple shifts are available with morning or afternoon options.

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Please contact Amy Narot at amy.narot@tlc4u.org with any questions. Thanks for considering this opportunity to serve!

 

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).

Next Serving Opportunities:
Jan 31/Feb 1 at St. Margaret Mary
Mar 31/Apr 1 at Community United Methodist
May 30/31 at St. Margaret Mary
Jun 27/28 at Trinity Kimberly Way
Jul 25/26 at Trinity Kimberly Way
Aug 22/23 at Trinity Kimberly Way
Aug 29/30 at Trinity Kimberly Way

Locations:
Trinity Kimberly Way - 1101 Kimberly Way, Lisle
Community United Methodist - 20 N. Center St, Naperville
St. Margaret Mary - 1450 Green Trails Dr, Naperville

 

How do I sign up to serve at PADS?

Prior to serving at a PADS site, you will need to be registered with DuPage PADS. If you have already registered in the past two years, there is no need to re-register.
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For ages 12-18, please read the Youth Policy, and fill out the application (if already done in the past two years, please disregard). You may bring in this form on the day you serve.

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Once you have completed registration with PADS, please sign up to serve and choose a role you would like to fill.

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If you would like more information about serving opportunities with our PADS ministry (we LOVE small groups!), please contact Michelle Bratton at pads@tlc4u.org or 630-863-3430.

DuPagePads 13th Annual Taste of Hope

Thursday, March 7, 2019; 6:00pm – 9:00pm
Drury Lane, Oakbrook Terrace
Guests will have the luxury of sampling signature dishes from 25 of the area’s leading upscale restaurants. Music, auctions and a unique raffle will round out an evening of delicious dining! Proceeds will support individuals and families who are homeless in obtaining housing, support services and employment.
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Disaster Response Team

The Trinity Disaster Response Team 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, we will learn skills, gather material, and find funds to respond. Periodic training sessions are offered in Muck Out, Mold Abatement, Tarp and Patch, Chain Saw, First Aid, and CPR by the Lutheran Emergency Response Team or Lutheran Church Charities. If you have skills and abilities you’d like to contribute to answering the needs of disaster situations, or simply helping out with local projects contact Marge Franzen about getting your skills into our database, ongoing training that will be offered, and upcoming service. We also practice our skills by meeting individual needs right here. Contact Ed Boerman for information about team meetings or upcoming service.