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

YOUR CONTRIBUTION
IS TAX DEDUCTIBLE

DONATE NOW USING SIMPLY GIVING
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The Simply Giving® Program endorsed by Thrivent Financial Bank is designed to help you conveniently make payments to a non-profit organization. Through the Simply Giving Program, your payments are made via a pre-authorized withdrawal from your bank account. You determine the frequency of your automatic payment – weekly, semi-monthly or monthly. Your payment is deposited into the organization's bank account on the same day it is withdrawn from your account.

Learn more about Simply Giving click here.

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Thrivent Choice

The Thrivent Choiceis a charitable grant program and a benefit of membership that encourages members of Thrivent Financial to direct a portion of Thrivent Financial's charitable funding to causes important to them. Since the program’s inception in 2010, members have directed $28,602 to COOL, and we humbly thank each and every one of you for your gracious support!

 

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THANK YOU VOLUNTEERS

Every day COOL is blessed by a team of volunteers.! Without volunteers COOL could not exist! They make it possible for COOL to Feed the Hungry & House the Homeless! They pack food boxes, deliver items to the pantries, distribute food, make home deliveries, maintain COOL properties, unload trucks, pick up furniture, clean the pantries, make quilts, & Easter baskets, hold events, shop for Christmas gifts for homeless children, donate & wrap winter coats, serve on the board of directors, and so much more! Thank you all for being "COOL" Volunteers!

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Thank You Gurnee Elementary Schools for donating Lunch Items!

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Hanging Sign at New Building

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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.

 

Take a Tour of our New Home at 800 W. Glen Flora Avenue in Waukegan!

COOL staff and volunteers are thrilled with our new location. We are here daily (Monday -Friday) for our neighbors who would like to take a tour of this amazing facility!  At 800 Glen Flora you will see our Central Offices, Pantry East, Food storage areas and  indoor parking garage!

NO HOMELESS SERVICES ARE AVAILABLE AT  GLEN FLORA.

COOL helps the homeless at 11 single family homes and apartments scattered throughout Zion and Waukegan. Glen Flora is home of COOL Food Pantry East and central offices only!  Just give us a call at 847-662-1340 or drop in to take a tour!

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Are You a COOL Shopper?

You can be!

Just use a COOL

Bag for all of your

shopping needs.

Click  for  order form 

 Bags are only $4 each or 3 for $10 and can be picked up during business hours at 800 W. Glen Flora Ave, Waukegan, IL 60085 or by appointment. Call  847-662-1340 for questions.

Pre-filled Reusable shopping bags are also available! Just $25 buys this bag overflowing with all the food a family of 4 needs to make 12 meals!

Thank you for helping feed the hungry!

Fill a Bag Today

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Join us for a “Dough Raiser”

When? Thursday July 28, 2016 all day and evening!

Address:  Uno Gurnee, 6593 Grand Ave, Gurnee, IL

Dine-in or Take out to support COOL Ministries and Uno will donate up to 20% of your check to COOL! Must bring coupon.        Click here for printable coupon. 

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Runners & Walkers….

Get Ready, Get Set and Go !!!! 

Mark Your Calander for the  Annual 5/10 K Run Walk

 Saturday, November 26, 2016 in Libertyville, IL at Old School Forest Preserve, Shelter C

Race begins at 9:30 AM.  For more information or to register online visit getmeregistered.com

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In The News

Benefits of Breakfast Program Extends Beyond Students

COOL Food Pantry Ingleside Open Two Days Per Week 

COOL Food Pantry in Waukegan is Moving

Gurnee District Keeps Breakfast Out of Landfill



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
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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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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.