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  • Trinity Services supporters can amplify their impact this #GivingTuesday

    Nov 03, 2017

    NEW LENOX, IL — Supporters of Trinity Services, Inc. can amplify their charitable impact this #GivingTuesday by making a tax-deductible online donation to the nonprofit on Tuesday, Nov. 28.

    Thanks to the generosity of The Coleman Foundation, all donations made to Trinity Services online on Nov. 28 only will be partially or fully matched, up to $10,000. The Coleman Foundation will match $25 for every gift between $25-$99; $100 for every gift between $100-$499; and $500 for every gift of $500 or more. Matches apply to both current and new supporters.

    Additionally, thanks to the generosity of The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, all donations made Nov. 28 through Facebook fundraisers created on behalf of Trinity Services will be matched at $1,000 per fundraiser, up to a total of $50,000.

    All donations assist Trinity Services in fulfilling its mission to help people with developmental disabilities and mental illness flourish and live full and abundant lives.

    Trinity provides residential services, adult learning programs, behavioral health care, supported employment services, a school program, respite care, crisis prevention and more to people in Chicagoland, and central and southwest Illinois.

    This is Trinity’s fifth year participating in #GivingTuesday, a global day of giving that encourages philanthropy and the celebration of generosity. #GivingTuesday is always held the Tuesday after Thanksgiving and holiday shopping days Black Friday and Cyber Monday.

    Those interested in donating to or helping Trinity Services on #GivingTuesday are encouraged to visit www.Facebook.com/TrinityServices/fundraisers to create a shareable fundraiser on behalf of the nonprofit or to visit www.Trinity-Services.org/GivingTuesday to donate. Trinity is using the hashtag #ShareTheLove for its campaign.

    For more information about ways to get involved, call (815) 717-3750.

    Trinity Services, Inc. is a 67-year-old, nonsectarian, nonprofit organization dedicated to helping children and adults with developmental disabilities and mental illness flourish and live full and abundant lives. Trinity serves more than 3,500 people in more than 30 communities in Will, Cook, DuPage, DeKalb, Grundy, Peoria, Jackson, Madison and St. Clair counties. To learn more, visit www.trinity-services.org.

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  • ‘An Evening of Holiday Music’ Fourth Annual Dinner and Concert Gala to raise funds for Trinity Services Dec. 1 in Oak Brook

    Nov 02, 2017

    NEW LENOX, IL — Trinity Services, Inc. is planning its Fourth Annual Dinner and Concert Gala, “An Evening of Holiday Music,” for 6 p.m. Friday, Dec. 1, at Butterfield Country Club, 2800 Midwest Road in Oak Brook.

    The event will raise funds for the men, women and children with developmental disabilities and mental illness whom Trinity Services supports through its residential, behavioral health, adult learning and other programs.

    Guests will be treated to a showcase of holiday music, paired with dinner, fellowship and a preferred raffle of gifts perfect for loved ones or oneself.

    This year’s musical performances will feature Catherine Ramsey, a harpist and sophomore at Downers Grove North High School who was recently selected as one of nine finalists in the Intermediate 1 Division for the Mexico International Harp Competition and Festival. The Allegro!!! Violin Ensemble from the Western Springs School of Talent Education will also perform, featuring children who are at the top of their game in string performance.

    Each year, Trinity Services welcomes members of the DuPage County community to attend the Dinner and Concert Gala to learn more about the work Trinity does and become part of the Trinity community.

    In DuPage County, Trinity provides residential services to people with developmental disabilities and/or mental illness, including in group homes in residential neighborhoods and in two permanent supportive housing apartment buildings. Trinity also operates the Neurofeedback, Counseling and Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Institute of Illinois in DuPage County. Trinity has served the county for 13 years.

    Tickets, sponsorship opportunities and program book ads are available for this year’s event. Tickets are $140 per person. To support or attend the event, visit www.trinity-services.org/concertgala or call (815) 717-3750.

    Trinity Services, Inc. is a 67-year-old, nonsectarian, nonprofit organization dedicated to helping children and adults with developmental disabilities and mental illness flourish and live full and abundant lives. Trinity serves more than 3,500 people in more than 30 communities in Will, Cook, DuPage, DeKalb, Grundy, Peoria, Jackson, Madison and St. Clair counties. To learn more, visit www.trinity-services.org.

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Envisioning Your Future

by Art Dykstra | Nov 01, 2017

The end of winter and arrival of early spring ushers in a period known to many as “March Madness.” This refers not to Caesar’s Ides of March or Alice’s March Hare, but, of course, the men’s and women’s NCAA basketball tournament.

While watching one of the games, I was struck by what I saw. The game was very close, the teams evenly matched. During the final minutes of the second half with the game tied, one team’s guard drove the lane to the basket. To prevent an easy layup, the other team’s forward hacked at the shot, getting a piece of the ball and lot of the guard. The referee called the foul. As always, players from both teams lined up along each side of the lane, and the player who was fouled stepped to the free-throw line. But, before taking the ball, he went through the motions of shooting the free throw, visualizing the ball leaving his hands and going through the hoop. Teaching players to visualize their shot is rather commonplace today, and, indeed, many players and coaches claim remarkable results from the mental practice.

It’s my bet that the best leaders visualize their actions—and the outcomes—before taking them. They review what they’re going to do before they do it, consider the scope of the action, calculate its impact, consider the follow-through in terms of consequences and ramifications, and review the process from release to implementation.

Visualization is a relatively simple and common technique for preparing for the future. What’s not so common is the ability to envision numerous potential outcomes while still focusing on making your desired future a reality. A chess player can look ahead several moves to determine which move puts her in the best possible position to deal with all those options. Execution, in this case, is comparatively easy.

In the basketball analogy, however, the free-throw shooter must prepare for what to do if he misses—if the rebound goes to the other team, who do I cover? If we get the rebound, where do I go? If I get the rebound, do I pass, shoot, dribble or hold? At the same time, he’s preparing for multiple possible outcomes, he’s focusing on making the shot.

That’s the hard part for any leader, isn’t it? Having the confidence in yourself to perform and achieve success while knowing what to do if you fail.

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  • An Evening of Holiday Music — Fourth Annual Concert Gala

    Please join us for "An Evening of Holiday Music" at our Fourth Annual Concert Gala at 6 p.m. Friday, Dec. 1, at Butterfield Country Club in Oak Brook to support our mission to help people with disabilities and mental illness flourish and live full and abundant lives.

    Click here to purchase tickets, to purchase a program book ad or to sponsor the event.

    This showcase of holiday music paired with dinner and fantastic company is a wonderful way to kick off the holiday season. 

    This year's event features the Western Springs School for Talent Education Allegro!!! Violin Ensemble and Harpist Catherine Ramsey.

    Tickets are $140 per person. Call (815) 717-3750 or email sladislas@trinity-services.org to find out more about how you can help with the event.

    Concert Gala Sponsors 2017

    Sponsorship Opportunities:
    Winter Wonderland - $5,000
    Full-page color ad in the program book
    Business logo posted on Trinity Services' website
    Prominent recognition at event
    Eight complimentary tickets
    Mention on social media

    Sleigh Bells - $4,000
    Full-page color ad in the program book
    Business name on Trinity Services' website
    Prominent recognition at event
    Six complimentary tickets
    Mention on social media

    Boughs of Holly - $2,000
    Full-page B&W ad in the program book
    Business name on Trinity Services' website
    Prominent recognition at event
    Four complimentary tickets
    Mention on social media

    Mistletoe - $2,000
    Half-page B&W ad in the program book
    Business name on Trinity Services' website
    Prominent recognition at event
    Two complimentary tickets
    Mention on social media

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    Full-page B&W $500 (7.5” W x 9.75” H)
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