PADS opening night 2015 w mens BS - 2 resizedThe PADS (Public Action to Deliver Shelter) Ministry at First Presbyterian

The purpose of the PADS program is to provide hospitality, food, and emergency shelter from October 1 through April 30 of each year to families and individuals who are homeless. The PADS program is staffed entirely by volunteers from our church who prepare, supervise, and clean sleeping accommodations. Volunteers also provide, prepare, and offer dinner, breakfast, and a sack lunch, all in a welcoming, supportive, safe environment.

Teams of volunteers are needed for several different shifts as well as to purchase or prepare food.  If you would like to participate in this ministry, please contact the church office at 847-255-5900.

  • First shift: 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm (set up, serve dinner, clean up)
  • Second shift: 11:00 pm - 3:00 am (monitor site and make lunches)
  • Third shift: 3:00 am - 7:00 am (monitor site, serve breakfast, and begin cleanup)
  • Fourth shift: 6:00 am - 8:00 am (clean up and put everything back)
  • Purchase or prepare food

To learn more about this ministry, please check out Journeys: The Road Home.

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