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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. Networking in Lake County
    September 26 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
  2. Founder’s Celebration
    February 5, 2015 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Stories of Hope

“You’ve given me strength to start a new future.”

“I can’t thank you enough for being an organization that can help someone in complete dire need when no one else will listen or help.  The situation I’ve been in has been one I’ve never known. I’ve always been able to help others and I had a lot of pride.  My pride was shattered needing help, but I now see and understand and hope I can pass on your generosity to me for someone else who needs it in the … read more

MTF Helps Family Seek Solace In Swimming

In April, four Lake County children were left fatherless, when their dad died unexpectedly. With summer approaching, their mother has requested a pool pass for her family. She believes this will be good for her children, who are grieving the loss of their father. The pass is $235 and, for an additional $20 each, the younger two children could get swimming lessons. The mother receives $1,336 a month from Social Security to support her family of five. Needless to say, … read more

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