Please Join us for an unforgettable evening for our annual Winter Harvest Gala on February 4th at the Stonegate Banquet Center! The night will entail a beautiful 3 course meal (with a vegan option available), complimentary wine, a local celebrity dance competition, and a silent and live auction!
Facts about PADs of Elgin:
This year we have experienced a very high volume of shelter requests. Our waitlists started in June and continues today. We have prioritized families (currently we have four families) and the elderly.
70% of the individuals and families experiencing homelessness have at least one job.
In Kane County you need to make $24/hour to afford housing.
Current available housing is at a record low of .06% in Kane County.
PADS’ provides individuals and families with a provide a safe place to sleep, 3 warm meals, showers, laundry facilities and most importantly, our case management.
Case managers meet with each guest and together they create a plan tailored to their individual needs. Each plan may include money management, life skills, assistance with securing a GED, job assistance, job training opportunities and if needed, referrals to outside services such as substance abuse or mental health counseling.
The Winter Harvest Stars Dance Gala is our biggest fundraising event of the year & helps us provide all these services to our neighbors to help them get them back on their feet.
Unable to attend the Gala, but still want to help?
Visit our website at www.padsofelgin.org to view our current needs list, make a monetary donation, volunteer, and more.