2017 Assembly In Kind Offering

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Northern Illinois Synod Assembly 2017 IN-KIND OFFERING For 150 years, Lutheran Social Services of Illinois (LSSI) has been a leader in child welfare services, and is one of the largest providers of foster care services in Illinois.

LSSI serves approximately 2,500 children each year; currently 558 of them in the Northern Illinois Synod through offices in Rock Island, Galesburg, Nachusa, and Rockford.

Often, children are unable to be placed in a home because of the simple absence of a smoke/carbon monoxide detector.

Your donation will help children in need of a safe and loving home to be placed quickly.

Gift cards take up little room in the small spaces of LSSI offices and can be used for:

  • Awarding a child who has met a goal on their service plan
  • Helping a foster family get prepared to take in a child
  • Providing clothing and other necessities to a child when first being placed
  • Purchasing items for projects and activities at group sessions and family therapy
  • Providing a gas card to a family so they can get to necessary appointments
  • Providing Birthday, Christmas and other gifts to children throughout the year
  • Purchasing school supplies
  • Taking a child or family out to eat for a special occasion

Suggested gift cards (in any amount):

  • Wal-Mart
  • Target
  • Walgreens
  • CVS
  • Dollar General
  • Dollar Tree
  • Casey’s General Store
  • Toys R Us
  • Hy-Vee Grocery
  • Schnucks Grocery
  • Woodman’s Grocery
  • McDonald’s
  • Subway
  • Culvers
  • Gas Cards (Shell, Mobil, Amoco)

BRING YOUR DONATIONS OF SMOKE/CARBON MONOXIDE DETECTORS AND GIFT CARDS TO SYNOD ASSEMBLY TO HELP LSSI CARE FOR THE CHILDREN OF THE NORTHERN IL SYNOD! –

Sponsored by the NIS Social Ministry Committee