Make A Difference

Make A Difference

Recycle Christmas Cards with Voice of Care

Bring your Christmas Cards back to Trinity - place them in the box in the lobby, now until the end of January. Voice of Care will use whole cards to provide meaningful work to people with disabilities: trimming the front from the backs of the cards; sorting the religious ones from the secular ones; making Christmas story books to give to those in residential facilities; or making crafts to either sell or give as gifts.

Thank you for helping us reuse these cards with a purpose to bless many people who live with disabilities throughout our community. For more info about this project or the Voice of Care ministry, contact Kris Blackwell at kbwrk123@gmail.com.

 

BABY ITEMS COLLECTION:  The Caring Network 

We are collecting baby shampoo, baby lotion, and diapers (size newborn, size 5, & size 6 for Caring Network moms. Drop the items off in the lobby at TKW or TGT - in the collection bins by January 26th. The Caring Network supports mothers who are facing an unplanned pregnancy and are in need of support to care for these babies. More information can be found at: www.caringnetwork.com.

For questions about this collection contact: Lori.Trinche@tlc4u.org

Small Group Serving Ideas

PHIL’s Friends
Support those afflicted with Cancer. Serve by packing care packages to help provide hope to patients. Go to the Hope Center in Roselle, IL. Check out PHIL's Friends' website for volunteer opportunities or to get involved spreading the hope. 

Questions contact: amy.Narot@tlc4u.org


Operation Support Our Troops
Create Care packages for those serving in the military - Serving event at the OSOT Lisle
Warehouse location. Check out Operation Suppor Our Troops' website for more information.

Questions contact: amy.Narot@tlc4u.org


Blessing Bags
Donate the supplies for and create gallon zip lock bags filled with goodies for those who are homeless or those who might be in need. Bags can be kept in your car for those times when you might happen upon someone in need. Click Here for a check list and a template of care cards that can be included. Blessing Bag information.


Birthday Bags
Donate the supplies for and create a bag filled with all the needed items for a birthday
celebration, such as decor, cake mix, etc for clients of the West Suburban Community Pantry. Visit the WSCP website for more information.

 

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:

TKW = Trinity Kimberly Way @ 1101 Kimberly Way, Lisle
CUMC = Community United Methodist Church @ 20 N. Center St, downtown Naperville
SMMP = St. Margaret Mary Parish @ 1450 Green Trails Dr, Naperville 
Jan 30/31 @ SMMP
Mar 29/30 @ CUMC
Apr 30/May 1 @ SMMP
May 31/Jun 1 @ CUMC

 

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.

 

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.