Make A Difference

Make A Difference

September Collection

Drive for Bridge Communities Nutrition Program

Bridge Communities offers nutrition and cooking classes for families in their transitional housing program, teaching them how to budget for groceries, buy food and prepare meals that are high in nutrition but low in cost. Families receive glass food storage containers to use for meal prepping and storing leftovers.

Did you know? People cannot purchase these items using food stamps, as well as necessary items like toilet paper, paper towels, and laundry detergent.

Buy this item on Amazon!

Use the Amazon wishlist, and the items will ship directly to the Bridge Communities office. Many other items are listed there, too – their top needs include paper goods and laundry detergent.

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Other Ways to Help

Consider helping by becoming a mentor to families! Contact Lori Trinche or Jan Goldsmith at 630-964-1272 for more info about joining the Trinity mentor team. An information session is planned for this fall.

About Bridge Communities

The mission of Bridge Communities is to transition homeless families to self-sufficiency by working with partners to provide mentoring, housing, and supportive services. Learn more at BridgeCommunities.org


Small Group Serving Opportunities

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Date:  November 8 & 9

Location:  Trinity Kimberly Way, 1101 Kimberly Way, Lisle

Private sign-up begins: September 27, 2019.  Use Access Code: 1221

Sign Up Early, Space will likely fill up. 

Extra Time Slots available for Set-Up: 3 to 5pm Friday and Clean-up: 3pm to 5pm Saturday.

Questions contact:  amy.Narot@tlc4u.org

 

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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 PHILS's Friends website for volunteer opportunities or to get involved spreading the hope.

Questions contact:  amy.Narot@tlc4u.org

Operation Support Our Troops

ossCreate Care packages for those serving in the military - Serving event at the OSOT Lisle Warehouse location.  Check out Operation Support 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.  Download the flyer for more information. 

Birthday Bags

wscpDonate 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 Pantry's website for more information.

Operation Christmas Child

Operation Christmas Child (aka Samaritan’s Purse). Donate the supplies and create a shoebox filled with special gifts to be sent to those in need.  Spread the Good News with Great Joy!  Download the flyer for more details.

 

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:

Sep 29/30 at Community United Methodist

Oct 31/Nov 1 at St. Margaret Mary

Dec 29/30 at Community United Methodist



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.

Trinity Gardening Club

Meets at Trinity Kimberly Way (Room 200) on the 1st Sunday of each month at 11:15am. The Community Garden Plots are located at 4711 Indiana in Lisle near the township office.

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Help needed to weed & water at Lisle Community Garden Plots

July 7

Managing weeds, bugs, diseases and critters in your garden

August 4

Raising butterflies in your backyard Monarchs & more

September 8

Growing, enjoying and preserving herbs

October 6

Saving seeds and putting a garden to sleep for the winter

November 8

Tending houseplants over winter & planning for 2020



Bring in your extra plants, seeds, flower pots, and anything else garden related to share with your fellow gardeners!

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.