Many of you have served the Elgin PADS shelter during 2023 and before. Unfortunately, you often don’t get to see the results of our service and how people get back on their feet and move to their own place.
I thought you would like to read part of a letter from Angie DeLeon, the PADS Volunteer Coordinator:
“Happy Friday to you all! We had a great time volunteering at the Nightmare on Chicago Street last Saturday night. We were asked to help out and will get a kickback of the tips that will be shared with a few other nonprofits who helped out. We also have 3 guests planning on moving out soon! We are waiting for an exact date they can move into their new building. Look out for their photo on Facebook once they have officially moved out.
“Our needs list is the following: toilet paper, paper or foam bowls, chicken or beef ramen, cereal and powdered coffee creamer.”
You may drop off any of these donations in the basket at UUCE marked PADS.
UUCE PADS Coordinator
“Homeless Doesn’t Have To Mean Hopeless” — Elgin PADS