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Who We Are

Who We Are

Mothers Trust Foundation has offered emergency help to the children of Lake County, Illinois since 1998. Learn about the philosophy of our mission, the successes of our story, and the community members that make it all possible. read more

What We Do

What We Do

The Mothers Trust service committee provides small grants to families who are experiencing an immediate need such as a safe crib or a school uniform. We meet every Wednesday to review applications. Learn more about our process and the types of grants we provide. read more

How You Can Help

How You Can Help

We rely on the generosity of many to service the children of Lake County. Whether it’s a donation in a loved one’s name, a monthly contribution, tax deductible corporate gift, or sharing your time, there are many ways to give and none too small. read more

A Community Centered Approach

Our foundation is committed to local partnerships that help us identify real and urgent needs in our community. Not only do we assist our partners with the needs of their clients, but we have become a leader as a resource for available services in Lake County. Last year, Mother’s Trust Foundation:

      • Received requests from more than 300 social service individuals and school staff members
      • Worked with 122 school and agency partners
      • Assisted children in 40 different Lake County communities

The Numbers Tell Our Story

At Mother’s Trust Foundation, we know it does not take large amounts of money to produce significant changes. In the year of 2013:

      • 500 children received school uniforms, socks and underwear, averaging $55 per child
      • 108 children went to camp at an average of $152 each
      • 316 children participated in a variety of sports, art, music, dance and other self-esteem building activities at an average of $63 each
      • 56 children received eyeglasses at an average cost of $67 a pair

Upcoming Events

  1. Wednesday Service Meetings
    July 8, 2015 - December 31, 2016

Stories of Hope

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A 17-year old high school student has faced numerous hurdles in his young life.  His mother died due to complications from alcoholism, and he is facing some similar issues with his father, who recently lost his job, and has been diagnosed with liver failure. However, the student has a positive attitude, has great attendance, and wants to ready himself to enlist in the military after graduating from high school.  While he receives help with food, household basics and clothing from … read more

Helping get a start in life

A new mother of 2-week old baby needed help with clothing, diapers, lotion, shampoo, soap, vaseline, sock, mits for baby’s hands, hat for baby’s head, bassinet, playpen – she had nothing to start out with.  The mother has neither a job, nor family nearby to help her. A Lake County service agency is helping her get settled, with some help for rent from the baby’s father. Mothers Trust will supply her with a Pack N’Play and Lake Forest Resale Shop … read more

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