Your monthly update of the happenings at COOL Ministries, where our mission is to give comprehensive assistance to families in need, by reducing hunger and homelessness while encouraging personal growth and self-sufficiency.

COOL Happenings   |   May 2016

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           English poet Algernon Charles Swinburne wrote, "And a bird overhead sang Follow, and a bird to the right sang Here; and the arch of the leaves was hollow, and the meaning of May was clear."   We hope you are having a blessed and beautiful spring.  Here is what is happening at COOL Ministries this month:
Monday 11 July
Thursday 9 June
Sunday 26 June
Our thanks to Thrivent Financial for their support of COOL Ministries!
Golfers please mark your calendars for the 13th Annual  COOL Golf Outing coming to Glen Flora County Club in Waukegan on Monday July 11,  2016!   Start building your foursome today and plan to spend a sunny afternoon in July on the green in support of COOL Ministries!   Can’t attend?   Please consider helping with a Silent Auction Item or Sponsoring a Tee.   For Questions Call us at 847-662-1340 or visit our web site for more information and to register online today!

On Thursday June 9 from 4 to 6 PM consider dining out at the Panera Bread located at 447 N. Milwaukee Rd. in Vernon Hills to support COOL.   Please remember to take the flyers with you (available here) to these dining events to make sure that a portion of your check goes to support feeding the hungry and housing the homeless at COOL Ministries.

The annual free FOODSTOCK concert in the park is coming up for 2016 on Sunday June 26 from 3 to 7 PM at the Village Green in Lake Bluff.   Summer will be here before you know it so plan your calendar now as this is surely an event you won’t want to miss.
Thank you to everyone who supported the annual COOL Plant and Flower Sale this month, and to all of the volunteers who worked to "grow" this event!   We have raised $6,000 so far, and another $1,000 is expected in matching funds soon!
Reusable COOL shopping bags are now available at the low low price of only $4.00 each!   Or you can buy 3 for $10 to save the environment and help COOL feed the hungry and house the homeless.   These large size grocery bags are very COOL to use when grocery shopping and you’ll love being a COOL shopper with these goodies!   If you want to help sell bags, just give us a call at 847-662-1340.   To purchase bags, stop by the COOL office during business hours, or see any of our staff or board members for your COOL Bag!   Questions?   Just call us.
April brought decreases in visitation to both COOL Food Pantries. A total of 4915 visitors were served. Pantry East served 3860 individuals and West served 1055 individuals. This represents a decrease of 800 individuals at Pantry East and an increase of 379 individuals served at Pantry West as compared to the same period last year. 
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* for May is canned fruit

* for June is vegetables
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