Make A Difference

Make A Difference

Donation Opportunities:

Trinity Kimberly Way and Trinity Green Trails are collecting Back Packs and school supplies again this year for the month of July.  These backpacks & supplies will primarily be used by the Hope’s Front Door staff to supply clients who use their services.  If we collect enough, we will also provide some to the West Suburban Community Pantry who also supply these items to their clients.  Last year Trinity made a huge impact with these items so that all of their clients were able to have a new backpack and all the school supplies needed.  Let’s do that again!  If you’d like a specific list, grab one from the connect desk and select which items you’d like to purchase.  Purchase as little or as much as you’d like.  Drop off the supplies by July 30 to the bin in the lobby at TKW or TGT.   Thank you in advance for your generous support of those in need in our local communities.   For more information contact Jan Boerman at:  boermanj2@aol.com

Serving Opportunities:

Serve Lunch or Dinner:

A team from Trinity is serving lunch at the local library to students on Mondays in July and serving dinner to our Camp Kidstreet Families on Monday evenings at TKW.  If you’d like to help out, contact Jan Boerman at:  boermanj2@aol.com

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:

July 26/27

How do I sign up to serve at PADS?

Online signups for shifts and food are available now on SignUp.com.

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Prior to serving at a PADS site, you will need to be registered with DuPage PADS

For ages 12-18, please read the Youth Policy, and fill out the application.

We can always use small toiletries like soap, shampoo, toothpaste, and deodorant. Please drop them off at Trinity Kimberly Way or Trinity Green Trails in the storage bins located at the north entrances, in a bag marked "PADS"

If you would like more information about serving opportunities with our PADS ministry (we LOVE small groups!), please contact Michelle Bratton at michelle@bratton.com 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.