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Mothers Trust Foundation

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Mothers Trust Foundation provides immediate assistance during times of crisis to low-income children living in Lake County, Illinois. The Foundation’s goal is to provide hope, build confidence, and make a positive difference in a young person’s life.  Since our founding in 1998, we have helped more than 25,000 children with grants totaling over $2,000,000.

All requests for assistance come to Mothers Trust through qualified social service providers and educators on behalf of their clients and students. The requests are very diverse but may include helping with educational expenses, paying for items that children would be forced to go without such as clothing, sports fees, music lessons, eyeglasses, or tutoring, offering rental assistance to avoid homelessness and to enter into Section 8 housing, and collaborating with other agencies to pay off utility bills. We respond to service requests in a very timely manner (less than 7 days) and provide funding within 24 hours of granting assistance.

In these difficult economic times, the need for Mothers Trust’s assistance continues to skyrocket, often from many who never dreamed they would have to ask for help. We are truly grateful for the opportunity to make a difference in so many people’s lives and welcome volunteers in all areas of our organization.