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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

“Thank You for Your Kindness”

“I would like to thank you for the donation that paid for my state exam.   I greatly appreciate it. I will make sure to study very hard and do great on the test. Your help will ensure me of having the ability to start my career right out of high school and move forward onto nursing school. I can’t thank you enough.   Thanks again respectfully.” ~  A Lake County High School Student

A Grandparents’ Gift!

Mothers Trust Foundation was asked to step in to help out a family that was in dire need of financial assistance to pay their electric bill. This past year, their adult daughter returned home with three children after a divorce and decided she didn’t want to be a mother anymore. A few years earlier, the grandparents had already adopted another one of her children as an infant. Overnight the grandparents went from being a family of three to a family … read more

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