COOL IS A 501 (c) (3)
NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION.

YOUR CONTRIBUTION
IS TAX DEDUCTIBLE

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CLICK HERE TO FIND HELP OR SERVICES

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Helping Veterans

COOL Food Pantries help food stamp eligible veterans each month not only with food but also each qualified veteran family receives a large box loaded with soaps, paper goods, toiletries and more!
Toiletry items for Veterans in need are accepted daily whenever the pantries are open!

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You'll Go Nuts
For These Treats!

COOL has teamed up with Terri Lynn Cares to offer you the very best in nuts and candies! Click the picture of the nuts for more information!

JOIN IGIVE
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It is so easy to support COOL Ministries every time you shop online at thousands of websites using IGIVE. Visit http://www.igive.com and select Christian Outreach of Lutherans as your charitable organization, and money will go automatically to COOL! You Shop. Your Charity Gets Money for Free! COOL Ministries is a registered cause at igive.com It's easy to join and it's free.

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The mission of COOL Ministries is to give comprehensive assistance to families in need, by reducing hunger and homelessness while encouraging personal growth and self-sufficiency.

 

Help a struggling family

to have a holiday meal

COOL offers prepacked boxes of all the foods needed to make a turkey dinner for a family including potatoes, vegetables, fruit, desert, stuffing and a frozen turkey!  Holiday Meal boxes will be distributed to needy families throughout the holiday season. What a great way to help a family this season! Boxes are an incredible value this year at just $20 each. Click Here for Printable Holiday Meal Box Flier.  

 

Help Feed A Family Today

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In The News

Cooke Magnet School Donates Greenhouse Produce to Food Pantry

From Homelessness to Homeowner

Benefits of Breakfast Program Extends Beyond Students

Illinois Unravels Safety Net One Strand at a Time

COOL Food Pantry Ingleside Open Two Days Per Week 

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 Check out The

Food of the Month! 

Food of the Month is another way you can help the hungry. If you, your church, club or civic group is interested in collecting groceries or doing a food drive you may want to check this  list!

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Careers at COOL Ministries

Transitional Housing Case Manager

Our Housing Case Manager position is vacant and we are accepting applicants.

Click link above for details.

 .COOL Ministries is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  

Volunteer Opportunities at COOL Ministries

The food pantry is in need of able bodied volunteers to work a 4 hour shift daily Monday – Friday from 10 AM to 2 PM. Please call Gayle at 847-662-1230 if you can work one or all of these days. Volunteers will help distribute food to pantry visitors at the front counter or great customers and do data entry in computer tracking system. Must be able to lift 20 pounds. Thanks for helping COOL to Feed the Hungry!

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Coming this Fall….

…………………..Mark your Calendars!

Saturday November 25th

COOL 5/10 K Run Walk

Location: St. Mary’s Forest Preserve Libertyville

 

Coming in 2018……

COOL 35th Anniversary Gala:

                     Date: Saturday April 7th 2018

          Location: Illinois Beach Resort and Conference Center 

 






Serving Lake and
McHenry Counties

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COOL Central Offices
800 W. Glen Flora Ave.
Waukegan IL 60085
Phone: 847.662.1340
Fax: 847-662-1255
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Pantry East Waukegan
800 W. Glen Flora Avenue
Waukegan IL 60085
847.662.1230

Hours:
Monday-Friday
10:00 AM-2:00 PM
One Saturday per month 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
call 847.662.1230 for details
You must arrive 15 minutes prior to closing to receive food.

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Pantry West Ingleside
25519 W. Highway 134
Ingleside IL 60041
847.270.0411

Hours:
Mondays: 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Wednesdays: 10:00 AM-2:00 PM
One Saturday per month 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
call 847.270.0411 for details
You must arrive 15 minutes prior to closing to receive food

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Family Housing Program
800 W. Glen Flora Avenue
Waukegan IL 60085
call 847.662-1340
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Front Door Food Pantry East

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Pantry West Sign in Ingleside

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AMAZON SMILE

You can now support COOL Ministries every time you shop online at AmazonSmile. Visit smile.amazon.com and select Christian Outreach of Lutherans as your charitable organization, and 0.5% of every eligible purchase will be donated to COOL.

Your Amazon account (and Amazon Prime membership) will operate exactly the same on AmazonSmile, but the donation will only occur if you shop using smile.amazon.com.

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Once Homeless-Now HomeOWNER

Click the House and read about our recent Housing Program Family.. They were Homeless but are now Home OWNERS!!

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