Tag Archives: Kendall County

Kendall County kids blanket PADS guests with kindness

By Tom Siebert Assistant Director for Community Relations Public Action to Deliver Shelter (PADS) of Kendall County As the season of giving coincides with cold weather and early darkness, Kendall County youth are showing warmth and brightness to the area’s … Continue reading

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Anne Engelhardt stepping down from leadership of Kendall County PADS with gratitude, graciousness

By Tom Siebert Assistant director for community relations Public Action to Deliver Shelter (PADS) of Kendall County, IL The first guest of Kendall County PADS was a 34-year-old recovering alcoholic and single mother of four. That was on the evening … Continue reading

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Kendall County PADS faces critical need of new volunteers as shelter season looms

By Tom Siebert Assistant Director for Community Relations Public Action to Deliver Shelter (PADS) of Kendall County Famed psychiatrist Karl Menninger was once asked what his prescription was for someone who felt they were about to experience a nervous breakdown. … Continue reading

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New movie ‘The Public’ mirrors the harsh realities of homelessness

By Tom Siebert Assistant director for community relations Public Action to Deliver Shelter (PADS) of Kendall County For the past four years, I have had the high but humbling privilege of writing about the area’s homeless community and those with … Continue reading

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Kendall County community poured out heart, help to PADS guests throughout harsh winter

By Tom Siebert Assistant Director for Community Relations Public Action to Deliver Shelter (PADS) of Kendall County Last December the weather in the Chicago area was relatively mild, with daytime temperatures soaring into the upper 30s and even the 40s … Continue reading

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Kendall County PADS furnishes new pad for one of its formerly homeless guests

By Tom Siebert Assistant Director for Community Relations Public Action to Deliver Shelter (PADS) of Kendall County Kenny Wyzykowski grew up near Wrigley Field in the “city of big shoulders,” as the famed poet Carl Sandburg called it. As a … Continue reading

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Community Foundation of the Fox River Valley gives generous grant to PADS of Kendall County

By Tom Siebert Assistant Director for Community Relations Public Action to Deliver Shelter (PADS) of Kendall County It literally takes a village to turn churches into temporary homeless shelters. But that’s what Kendall County PADS has been doing for the … Continue reading

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