Donate Food for Christ the King
Christmas List Purchases for the Christmas list collection due: December 14.
Purchase the items then return them to Trinity Kimberly Way or Trinity Green Trails. If COVID has you sheltering in place, we can arrange a pick-up of the items from your home. To do that reach Skip to coordinate that solution:
Skip at: firstname.lastname@example.org or 630-910-4600
Donate Gift Cards for Gifts for Teens
(formally known as Empty Stocking - GIFT CARD DONATIONS DUE BY DECEMBER 6 )
For Christmas - This year due to COVID, Trinity is collecting $25 gift cards for teens in need from the local school district. We are also collecting $25 restaurant gift cards for the families.
Preferred are cards from Amazon, Walmart, Target, or any local restaurant.
Drop off or ship gift cards to TKW office (1101 Kimberly Way, Lisle, IL. 60532, attn: GFT,) or on Sunday Mornings cards could also be dropped off to the collection box at TGT. .
If COVID has you sheltering in place, yet you’d like to contribute, reach Carol to coordinate a solution at: weServe@tlc4u.org
Frozen Dinners for PADS - Serve or Donate option
For PADS- This year due to COVID, Trinity is collecting frozen dinners to be distributed to PADS guests staying in hotels. Dinners will be collected in the freezer in the lobby of TKW the 3rd or 4th weekend each month:
December 20, Jan 24, Feb 21, Mar 21 and Apr 18. Dinners can also be dropped off at TGT on Sunday morning on these dates.
If COVID has you sheltering in place, yet you’d like to contribute, reach Michelle to coordinate a solution at: PADS@tlc4u.org
Or you can help serve by distributing the meals to the PADS guests, by dropping them off at their hotel room door. Masks required, no contact drop-offs. Email Michelle to join the volunteer distribution team: PADS@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, 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.
For serving opportunities for PADS contact Michelle Bratton at email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.