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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 1245 requests for help from social service individuals and school staff members.
  • Worked with 190 school and agency service partners.
  • Assisted children in 43 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 2015:

  • 528 children received assistance for educational needs.
  • 942 children received school uniforms, clothing, shoes.
  • 293 infants & children now have cribs, strollers and car seats.
  • 239 families received assistance to avoid utility disconnection.
  • 221 children attended summer camp.

Upcoming Events

  1. Wednesday Service Meetings
    June 18, 2016 - April 11, 2017
  2. Betty Bash 2016- Simple as Black and White
    October 21 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Stories of Hope

Young orchestra students thankful for a chance to play…..

April 25, 2016 To all who change lives for the better at Mothers Trust  Foundation: Thank you all for sponsoring 22 orchestra students this year. Your continued support makes such a great difference for so many deserving children! Thank you, Cooke Magnet School – Kathleen Dudley, Orchestra Teacher Here are just a couple of the thank you notes sent by the kids who got to play in the orchestra this year:

Thank you for helping me get ready to enlist….

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

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