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

YOUR CONTRIBUTION
IS TAX DEDUCTIBLE

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Helping Veterans

COOL Food Pantry assists veterans each month not only with food but also each 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!

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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.

 

      We are serving the community Monday-Friday 10-2 . Appointments are no longer needed, walk ups will be served.

COOL’s 17th Annual Golf Outing will be held on Friday July 16th, 2021 at Bonnie Brook Golf Course. Please join us for a beautiful day of golf! You can register and pay online, there is a PayPal payment option on the right of this page.

You will not want to miss this event, we have some fantastic silent auction items such as Notre Dame tickets, an all inclusive trip with accommodations in Nashville and Tennessee Titans tickets and more!

 

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Join us Sunday June 27, 2021 at 4 pm for a
Virtual Concert to benefit COOL Ministries
“You can be the one to make a difference”

COOL Ministries Veterans Assistance program has continually grown over the last couple of years and is now serving over 130 active duty military & Veteran families each and every month! 

 

Please help us help our Veterans! COOL is collecting toiletries to give to Veterans along with their regular monthly food boxes. Please consider donating toiletries, such as toilet paper, paper towels, laundry soap, toothpaste and more. Let’s show our support for those who defended our freedom all year long!

                          

 

 

In The News

COVID-19

As the corona virus (COVID-19) pandemic continues to spread globally and throughout the United States, we continue to take proactive measures to protect the health and well-being of our staff, volunteers and neighbors as we remain committed to serving our community.

While the challenges we face are changing daily COOL continues to serve our neighbors to the best of our ability during this crisis. We will act in accordance with state and local authorities and CDC recommendations. COOL Food Pantry will be open Monday-Friday from 10:00 am until 2:00 pm, an appointment is not necessary we will serve walk ups.  Please arrive no later than 1:45 p.m to be served. Clients will be checked in outside, no one will be allowed to enter the building.

This month’s Saturday Pantry is cancelled.

Cooke Magnet School Donates Greenhouse Produce to Food Pantry

From Homelessness to Homeowner

 

…………………..Mark your Calendars!

 

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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

 

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 our Pantry Operations Manager at 847-662-1340 ex. 5 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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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

call 847.662.1230 for details
You must make an appointment 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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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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Golf Outing Payment
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