24May

Memorial Day is about honoring veterans who gave the ultimate sacrifice. This also is a time to reflect on those homeless veterans that are here and need our help.  According to the Department of Veterans Affairs “The majority (homeless veterans) are single; live in urban areas; and suffer from…

06Apr

Join us for delicious treats like Strawberry Sundaes, Strawberry Jam, and Strawberry Shortcake on Saturday, May 6th at the Bethlehem Lutheran Church Strawberry Festival. Proceeds benefit Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Ecker Center, YWCA Elgin, Hamilton Wings, Mission Trips, Open Door Clinic, and PADS! Don’t miss the Flea Market, Plant Sale,…

06Apr

In this edition of our printed newsletter find an article envisioning the future of PADS, as well as a photo wrap up from January’s Winter Harvest! PADS First Quarter Newsletter 2017

04Apr

We are pleased to share our Annual Report for 2015-2016. This report contains highlights from our service year as well as information about community sponsors, programs, and a success story. Thank you so much to everyone who participated in our mission to serve the homeless men, women, and children…

06Jan

Tickets are still available for the 2017 Winter Harvest for the Homeless. Start 2017 off with a bang at our biggest fundraiser of the year, and support the PADS homeless shelter. Enjoy the Stars Dance for PADS of Elgin dance competition featuring our fabulous dance teams: Team One: Councilman…

09Nov

Make the holidays extra sweet when you pick up delicious treats at the holiday bake sale on Wednesday November, 23rd. Stop by Hoppe’s Tavern (1075 N Liberty St, Elgin) from 2:00-8:00 to buy some goodies for your Thanksgiving celebration, or just for yourself! You can also enjoy hamburger or…

01Nov

Have your online donation automatically matched on Tuesday, November 29th! You know all about Black Friday but have you heard of ‪#GivingTuesday? #GivingTuesday is a global day dedicated to supporting your favorite causes by making a donation online. For the second year PADS of Elgin has partnered with the…

12Oct

Save the date for the 2017 Winter Harvest for the Homeless. PADS’ largest annual fundraiser will take place on Saturday, January 28th, 2017 at the Crystal Lake Holiday Inn and feature the Stars Dance for PADS of Elgin Dance Contest! While we are busy planning, you can get excited…

19Jul

Please take a moment to view our Annual Report for 2014-2015. This report contains highlights from our service year as well as information about community supporters, staff, and volunteers. Thank you so much to everyone who participated in our mission to serve the homeless men, women, and children of…

16Jun

The PADS Spring 2016 newsletter is hot off the presses! This edition features a message from our Executive Director, a call for volunteers for a summer fundraiser, and a recap of our visit from the Boys and Girls Club. You can also check out pictures of our kitchen’s new…