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Letter: PADS needs your help

To the Editor:

Kendall County PADS (Public Action to Deliver Shelter) urgently needs volunteers. We are inviting citizens to attend an informal get-together to “Talk About PADS.” In a pleasant setting with a cup of coffee, tea or soda, site leaders will talk about the needs of people experiencing homelessness. They will describe how PADS operates to provide guests a safe place to sleep, meals and hospitality of volunteers.  

Site coordinators will tell how the program goes beyond the life basics by working with guests to bridge them to social agencies for addressing their larger needs of employment, counseling and permanent or transitional housing. 

PADS is offering a choice of places and times to join a Q & A small group: Monday, Sept. 11 – 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Plano Public Library; Tuesday, Sept. 12 – 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Starbucks, Yorkville; Tuesday, Sept. 12 – 7 to 8 p.m. at Montgomery Branch of Oswego Library; Wednesday, Sept. 13 – 7 to 8 p.m. at Oswego Public Library; Thursday, Sept. 14 – 5 to 6 p.m. at Village Grind, Oswego; Saturday, Sept. 16 – 9 to 10 a.m. at Panera, Yorkville. 

Anyone, 18 and older, may attend. No reservation needed. No commitments expected. You may come to listen, learn, ask questions, and, perhaps, become inspired to become a volunteer. For more information, visit kendallcountypads.org.

Anne Engelhardt

Executive director, Kendall County PADS

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