15Sep

What is #ILGive? After Black Friday and Cyber Monday, Giving Tuesday helps remind us to support our community organizations. #ILGive is a campaign to engage Illinoisans in not only participating, but giving to organizations in the communities where we live. Live here, give here on November 28. #ILGive is…

15Sep

It was a beautiful and busy weekend during Greekfest 2017 at St.Sophias Greek Orthodox Church in Elgin from June 14-16. For many years PADS guests and volunteers have administered parking for the event that has grown immensly over the last 25 years. This event brings over 2,000 people for…

31Aug

Our new volunteer coordinator, Jill Sbarboro is excited to welcome new volunteers to PADS! If you are interested in volunteering but not sure where you might fit in why not call our office during business hours and ask for extension 109. Jill is in periodically in throughout the week…

26Jul

Susan, middle aged single woman was an alcoholic who managed to hold down a full time job, when she came to PADS. Susan worked hard at a job that paid a little above minimum wage, which afforded her income but not enough to pay rent and was too much…

08Jun

Have you ever heard of The Moth ? It is a non profit group based in New York, started in 1997, that collect recorded stories of real people telling true stories on stage in front of a live audiences. Sometimes the stories are curated and¬†presented as the Moth Radio…

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…