Elgin's First Congregational Church to host trick-or-treat for PADS of Elgin

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    First Congregational Church west side of building with bench Courtesy of First Congregational Church

Updated 10/8/2021 11:22 PM

From Oct. 7 through Oct. 24, the women's Bible study group at First Congregational Church of Elgin is hosting a special trick-or-treat themed donation collection, "Trick-Or-Treat for PADS of Elgin," to impact lives of kids, teens, and families in the community affected by homelessness.

The church will be collecting items from the PADS Needs List through Oct. 24 in the church lobby, 256 E. Chicago St. in Elgin, between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to noon Fridays, and Sundays during worship.


The church would like to encourage involvement by the whole community and are asking for your help.

The following items will be collected: cases or jugs of water, lemonade mix, sugar, snack bars, creamer, coffee pods,detergent pods, shower gel, toilet paper, and paper towels. Checks can be made payable to "PADS of Elgin" or donate cash.

Donations can be left in the "Trick-or-Treat for PADS" box outside of the church office in the lobby.

First Congregational Church of Elgin was founded in 1836 by James T. Gifford. First Congregational was also the first site for PADS of Elgin in the 1990s. FCC of Elgin is a spiritual community with a long, rich, diverse heritage in Elgin for over 184 years. First Congregational Church of Elgin is proudly progressive, intentionally inclusive, and authentically Christian.

The church honors many paths to God, encourage questions, seeks social justice, cares for the planet, and welcomes LGBTQ individuals and families.

PADS of Elgin meets the basic needs of homeless individuals by providing a safe place to sleep, eat, shower, laundry facilities, hygiene products, and comprehensive case management services to those they serve. For more on PADS of Elgin, go to www.padsofelgin.org.

For additional information, contact Sharon at First Congregational Church of Elgin at swalsh@fcc-elgin.org or by calling (847) 741-4045.


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