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6th Annual PADS MLK Day at Flossmoor Community Church - 2020

Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr

Silence is not an option, when it comes to engagaing with our homeless community members. Join us on MLK Day, as we draw upon the spirit of Dr. King and embrace our homeless community members. 

Do you have a gift, talent, occupation or passion that can positively impact someone's life? Are you able to organize or coordiante a meal? Our event is structured for you to bring this aspect to the homeless men in our community. We can't close the chasm of poverty in one day but we can fill in some cracks of the heart and let the men feel their existence matters to us. 

On Sunday nights, Flossmoor Community Church hosts a men's PADS homeless shelter. The next morning the men filter into our community and many utilize the libraries, to stay warm & safe. The libraries are closed on MLK Day, so we keep our shelter open all day...and celebrate our guests! 

The event looks like this...

Sunday Night - 5pm-8pm - Men's clothing donations dropped off and free store set up


6:00 - Early Riser Lounge  = Room upstairs with coffee, donuts & newspapers to greet our men who will not be sleeping in, while not disturbing the sleepers.

8:30 – Hot Breakfast 

9:30-10:30 - Speaker Session 

Free Haircuts 

10:30-12:00 - Boot/Shoe boxes distributed/Free Clothing Store/Leisure & Game Time/Social Services/Health Screenings 

12:00 – Entertainment 

1:00 – Hot Lunch  

2:00 – Movie & Free Concession Stand

5:00 - Clean up site & men walk to Monday Night PADS site @ Faith Lutheran 

This will be our 6th PADS MLK Day and it is truly a beautiful, community effort. It unfolds as people plug into the lives of others. Don't be silent...add your voice to the things that matter. 

ALL  Age Volunteers accepted! Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.


Created by:   Margaret Epperson
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Date (mm/dd/yyyy) Location Time (CST) Available Slot
01/19/2020 (Sun.) Flossmoor Community Church - Use Travers Lane Doors and head up the stairs  5:00pm - 7:00pm  

Drop off Men's Clothing Donations (15)

Clean, gently-used clothing & shoes *We also need HANGERS*

All slots filled
Jean Hogan (2)
MiShaye Hearn
Lia Sidberry
Mia Dyson
Kayla Polk
Emma Mensah
Nicholas Amuh
Javon Thomas
Nicole Thompson
Phillip Smith (4)
Xavier McKinney
Set Up Store/Upstairs - Pallas Bowers = Lead Volunteer  5:00pm - 8:00pm  

Set up free clothing store/Accept donations (15)

Help unload, accept, sort and set up clothing donations - Pallas Bowers is the ever faithful, fearless leader of the this store!

All slots filled
Valéria Rodrigues
Deisy Orozco
Jeremiah Alfred (2)
Nia Smith
Siara Carpenter
Boaz Epperson
Aisha Al-Amin
Olivia Streitmatter
Kevin Cawley
Margaret Bauer
Kyla Luna
Kaitlyn Jackson
Sarah Chevalier
Noelle Oh
01/20/2020 (Mon.) Donate donuts, coffee, fruit, juice for Early Risers Lounge   

Early Risers Food Donation

Donate donuts, coffee, juice, fruit

Michelle Stern
Early Risers Lounge/Upstairs  5:30am - 7:30am  

Set up coffee, donuts & hang with early risers (4)

Pick up already paid for donated items & buy some newspapers

All slots filled
Mia Pravdic
Olivia Streitmatter
Justin Strong
Gwen Hoff
Picking up donuts and newspapers
Welcome Table - Downstairs  7:00am - 9:00am  

Welcome/Sign-In Table (2)

Welcome Guests/Sign-In Volunteers

All slots filled
Groen family
Jess and Corrie
Lena Fantroy
Breakfast /Downstairs  7:30am - 9:30am  

Set Up & Serve Breakfast (5)

All slots filled
Kim Kindig
Jeremiah Alfred (2)
Groen family (2)
Douwe and Jeff
Donate Breakfast for 40 people  8:00am - 8:00am  


Looking for a donation of a hot breakfast for 40 people

Shekika Daggett
Free Men's Clothing Store  9:00am - 11:00am  

Help Men Shop/Distribute New Boots (8)

A few men at a time "shop" for clothing. You will be helping them find what they need, keep the area organized and create a welcoming atmosphere.

All slots filled
Boaz Epperson
Siloam Epperson
Kirsten Moore
Arjun Patel
Elanore Roberson
Calvin Peer
Chime Nwaru
Welcome Table - Downstairs  9:00am - 11:00am  

Welcome/Sign-In Table (2)

Welcome Guests/Sign-In Volunteers

All slots filled
Dana Yarbrough
Jeremiah Alfred
Free Haircuts  9:00am - 12:00pm  

Hairstylists / Barbers Wanted (2)

All slots filled
Next Barber Lounge in County Club Hills (2)
I have a gift, talent passion that I want to share this day. I would like to set up a table from my organization/job, that would benefit the men.  10:30am - 1:00pm  

Gift, Talent, Passion, Donation (6)

Don't know exactly where to sign up to share yourself this day...sign up here and we'll tawk! :)

2 of 6 slots filled
John Harvey
Overflow will provide 50 gift bags for the men.
Nia Valdez
Guest Speaker - Do you have a message to share with the men?  11:00am - 12:00pm  

Speakers (2)

Medical/Social/Informative/Relevant to Men

All slots filled
Raymond Richard Brothers Standing Together
Andrew Kitchen
Welcome Table - Downstairs  11:00am - 1:00pm  

Welcome/Sign-In Table (2)

Welcome Guests/Sign-In Volunteers

All slots filled
Amy Green
Deborah Okleshen
Program/Entertainment  12:00pm - 1:00pm  

Entertainment/Program (2)

Time to be entertained! Can be individual or group.

1 of 2 slots filled
Not My Dad Band
DONATE LUNCH - Please comment on what you will donate. 1.Tossed Salad 2. Fruit Salad 3.Hot Entree 4.Hot Entree 5.Dessert 6.Drinks ***Items to be at site by 12:30pm that day.***  12:30pm - 12:30pm  


Donate an item for lunch. Lunch is for 40 people. Hot items can be shared between 2 donors & do not have to be the same item.

All slots filled
John Flynn
Sloppy Joes
Angela Butler
Hearty Chicken Salad and Cornbread
Jessica Barnes
Jotham Israel
Lynn Ruiz
Mac & Cheese
Louise Hoekstra
Fruit Salad
Mary Pat Meehan
Fruit Salad
Set up & Serve Lunch  12:30pm - 2:00pm  

Hot Lunch (5)

Set Up/Serve/Clean Up Lunch

All slots filled
Olivia Fortman
Allison Stern
Ann Chaney
Mia Moore
Bria Harris
Welcome Table - Downstairs  1:00pm - 3:00pm  

Welcome/Sign-In Table (2)

Welcome Guests/Sign-In Volunteers

All slots filled
Louis Lampley
Emily Viurquiz
Free Men's Clothing Store  1:30pm - 3:00pm  

Work & Pack up remains of Clothing Store (5)

Break down & pack up the donations that are left over, to donate.

All slots filled
Joshua Oduwole
Tacy Graham
Jake Whitver
Ari Sline
Kirsten Moore
Movie / Concessions - Candy, soda, popcorn, etc. - it's movie time!  2:00pm - 4:00pm  

Movie/Concessions (4)

Set Up & Run Concession Stand

All slots filled
Shekika Daggett (3)
I am signing up for myself and my two children (ages 11 and 15).
Mardelle Gundlach
Donating candy, soda and chips!
Welcome Table - Downstairs  3:00pm - 5:00pm  

Welcome/Sign-In Table (2)

Welcome Guests/Sign-In Volunteers

All slots filled
Toni Elzia
Julia Koyn
Wind Down/Clean Up  4:00pm - 6:00pm  

Clean Up Crew (4)

Kitchen, bathroom and general area needs to be clean and in order.

All slots filled
Ryan Saunders
Kirsten Moore
Josie Urbaniak
Janellie Roach
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