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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Spring Yankee

Candle Sale is Here!

Click the Candle pictured above and begin your online shopping experience today. Yankee Candle products are perfect gifts for many occasions! Use Group #990099961 when shopping to Support COOL Family Housing!

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Easter is on it's way! If you would like to help a family in need with an Easter Meal click the bunny below for more information!

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.

 

The 18th Annual  Plant & Flower Sale !!!

Place your order today and pick up on Saturday May 13th (the day before Mother’s Day! )

Where: Bethel Lutheran Church 5110 Grand Ave., in Gurnee 

Time: 11 AM – 2 PM

Click here for printable order forms! 

Be sure to turn in your order  form with payment by March 26th. Send forms to your sale representative or to COOL Ministries, 800 W. Glen Flora Ave. , Waukegan, IL 60085

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Thank You Volunteers

This group of disabled young adults found time to volunteer at the COOL Food Pantry East recently! We appreciate their hard work moving and sorting groceries for their neighbors in need. At COOL we appreciate all of our volunteers who work daily at both COOL food pantries. They make it possible for COOL to help provide food and shelter to thousands each month!

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Thank You ArtWauk & Urban Edge Gallery!

Thank you Waukegan Art Wauk and  friends at Urban Edge for collecting groceries to feed the hungry of lake county!  David Motley just delivered 228 pounds of food to the COOL Food Pantry located at 800 West Glen Flora.

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Lake County Baptist School Food Drive

Lake County Baptist School kicked off the New year with a huge food drive for the COOL Food Pantry in Waukegan. The 5th grade class collected 1031 pounds of food, delivered it to the pantry and sorted it!  Everyone did a great job on a really cold winter day!

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In The News

Food Pantries Need Volunteers & Dollars Especially in Winter

Help Them to Hope Campaign Distributes Holiday-season Donations

Cooke Magnet School Donates Greenhouse Produce to Food Pantry

Remember the Needy this Season

From Homelessness to Homeowner

2016 Gurnee Days Honoree is Don Henderson

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!

 

Careers at COOL Ministries

There are no current job openings available at COOL Ministries. COOL Ministries is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  Please call 847-662-1230 for volunteer opportunities.



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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Thank you Thrivent Financial!

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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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