Providing Advocacy, Dignity, and Shelter, is a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing shelter, permanent supportive housing and comprehensive resources to families with children and individuals experiencing homelessness in Lake County. Year round on a monthly basis we provide sack lunches for those individuals who need the PADS resources. On the third Friday of each month we gather at 11:30 am to prepare and deliver the lunches to PADS sites. There are opportunities to both prepare and deliver, as well as to provide monetary donations to support this activity.
Midwest Veteran's Closet
The Midwest Veteran's Closet is an organization in North Chicago that provides food, clothing, and personal items to needy veterans. The Annunciation Men's Group collects and delivers donations, volunteers one Saturday a month, and pays for and distributes periodic food truck deliveries.
We have learned from the food pantry that they can purchase non-perishable food for far lower prices than we can but they rely on donations of paper goods. We are now focusing on ways to provide those paper goods - paper towels, toilet paper, etc. The youth group is even taking on a paper goods building challenge! You can donate paper goods by bringing them to church and dropping off on the table already piled with paper good donations. When you're shopping next time and buying paper goods, buy an extra to donate. Thank you.
For more information about our local food pantry visit www.warrentownship.net/supervisor/40
Our Outreach Ministries
Feed My Starving Children
On the last Saturday of each month volunteers participate in a packing event at the Feed My Starving Children location in Libertyville Illinois. Everyone works together to assemble life saving meals to send to hungry children around the world.
Through the United Thank Offering (UTO), men, women, and children nurture the habit of giving daily thanks to God. These prayers of thanksgiving start when we recognize and name our many daily blessings. UTO combines these generous offerings to fund significant projects that make a real difference in the work of the Episcopal Church and in the Anglican Communion and a real difference in people's lives.
UTO boxes are available on the Outreach table in Strang Hall. Stop by and pick up a box or two of your own. Boxes are often kept in cars, laundry rooms for those orphaned bills and coins that jangle out of pants pockets in the wash, on dressers where loose change can pile up or on the dining room table where each person may put a coin in the box and share what they are thankful. You'll be amazed at how quickly these little blue boxes fill up!
Boxes are collected twice a year at our UTO Ingatherings. The coins are counted up and and the funds sent on to UTO for use in the greater community.
For 2019, our program supports the Caring 4 Kids Clothing organization. This organization provides clothing items for needy children in the greater Chicago area. Receipients are identified and referred by social workers and school counselors, teachers, and administrators. Our Giving Tree drive will start in November and will provide opportunities to donate clothing items as well as monetarily. We're hopeful you will find something that works for you and your budget, and we can make a difference in the lives of children in need.
Every Sunday morning at 9:15 am, parishioners provide a church service to the residents of Sunrise Assisted Living on Hunt Club Road in Gurnee. A number of different teams take responsibility for the different Sundays each month, providing an opportunity for a worship service and Eucharist for residents who are no longer able to travel to church services themselves.