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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. Founder’s Celebration
    April 23 @ 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  2. “Play it Forward” Golf Outing
    June 12 @ 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  3. Betty Bash 2015
    October 23 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Stories of Hope

Continuing A Dream

Mothers Trust Foundation was asked to help an 11-year-old boy continue his passion of studying Tae Kwon Do. The boy was enrolled in lessons three times a week. Recently, his father severely broke his leg and was unable to work. Additionally, his father was also diagnosed with diabetes resulting in numerous emergency trips to the hospital. Without being able to work and not yet having been approved for disability, the father’s income is $0. The child benefits greatly from the … read more

“Words cannot express how much we thank you for the assistance….”

3/17/2015 Dear Ms. Lincoln and the foundation- Words cannot express how much we thank you for the assistance towards our child, family & school.  Our daughter represented us all well at the State Music Competition.  So grateful – With sincerest regards…..

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