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Bridging the gap for Southland Residents in Temporary Crisis

Together We Cope is a homelessness prevention agency based in Tinley Park, Illinois. Since 1982, we have been bridging the gap for southwest suburban residents in temporary crisis by providing food, shelter, clothing and referrals, empowering them to return to self-sufficiency.
     With 200 volunteers, generous community donations of food, clothing and household goods, and groceries from the Greater Chicago Food Depository, TWC serves more than 17,000 clients a year from Bremen, Orland, Worth and Palos.


Our annual Adopt a Child program
As the weather grows cooler, we at Together We Cope are looking toward the holidays and planning “Adopt a Child,” our annual program that brightens Christmas morning for nearly 1,500 south suburban youngsters in need.
     We appreciate the way you’ve generously supported our programs this year, and invite you to join us in making a difference for children this holiday season.
     Your monetary donation before December 9 will help us stock our own Santa’s Workshop, where our “volunteer elves” will select appropriate gifts for each child we sponsor. If you love shopping during the holiday season, we would gladly receive your donations. Click here for our wish list.
     Our special thanks go to those who remember that teenagers look forward to Christmas, too!
     TO MAKE A MONETARY DONATION, click the orange 'Donate Now' button (above), or mail your check to Together We Cope at 17010 S. Oak Park Ave., Tinley Park IL 60477.  If you plan to do the shopping yourself, we are happy to receive your donations at our office any time Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. and Thursdays between 2 and 7 p.m. If you have questions, please contact program coordinator Tina Kessens at tkessens@togetherwecope.org.
With your help, these children will share equally in the wonderful generosity that our friends and supporters exhibit in this program. Our best wishes to you during the upcoming holiday season.


TWC ‘outperforms most other charities in America’

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In bridging the gap for south suburban families in crisis, Together We Cope “outperforms most other charities in America,” according to Charity Navigator. The charity evaluator granted the Tinley Park-based homeless prevention agency a four-star rating for the fourth year in a row, commending TWC for sound fiscal management and commitment to accountability and transparency.
     “Only 7 percent of the charities we rate have received at least four consecutive four-star evaluations, indicating that Together We Cope outperforms most other charities in America,” wrote Ken Berger, president and CEO of Charity Navigator. “This ‘exceptional’ designation from Charity Navigator differentiates Together We Cope from its peers and demonstrates to the public it is worthy of their trust.”
     Kathryn Straniero, executive director of TWC, said the agency is thrilled with the recognition. “Of every dollar donated to Together We Cope, 92 cents goes to programs and services for our clients,” she said. “While the need continues to grow, so does our community support. Our focus on ‘neighbor helping neighbor’ has brought out the best in so many people. This rating from Charity Navigator helps us as we strive to deserve the trust so many have placed in us.”


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ADMINISTRATIVE CENTER   •   17728 South Oak Park Avenue, Tinley Park, Illinois 60477   •   708-263-0302
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