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  • Karen Persing at her sewing machine
    Karen Persing was sitting in her home in Oak Forest one morning, quietly reflecting on how blessed she was when she realized she wanted to give back to her community. Using her gift of sewing, Karen creates beautifully handcrafted items such as purses, bags, wallets, aprons, home décor and more. This holiday season, Karen, [...]
  • Large medical bills cause people to get help from Together We Cope
    Sudden illness and loss of income is a common story for many hardworking people. As paychecks shrink, or disappear altogether, medical bills begin arriving. Help from Together We Cope can relieve the situation. Such was the case for Evie, her husband and daughter. They were managing their finances and keeping up with their [...]

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Back to School

  • Woman dresses a mannequin at Nu2u Resale Shop in Tinley Park to kick off The Back to School Program at Together We Cope that provides student school supplies for needy children.
    Our annual Back to School program was a joyful and successful event for staff, volunteers and hundreds of children who received new backpacks and student school supplies to start the academic year equipped for success. Because of generous donations from the community, TWC was able to purchase the backpacks and student school supplies for children [...]

Senior Hunger Awareness

  • Nearly one in every six seniors in America faces the threat of hunger and not being properly nourished. This applies to those who aren’t sure where their next meal is coming from and those who don’t have access to the healthiest possible food options. The issue is severe enough that the AARP reports that seniors face a healthcare bill of more [...]

Volunteering

  • Len Schaafsma one of the TWC Volunteers was honored recently.
    About 100 south suburban residents were honored recently for their volunteer work at Together We Cope. The honors were bestowed during an appreciation luncheon in June, and included special recognition for the longest serving volunteers. Len Schaafsma of Oak Forest (shown with his wife Carol) was honored for 30 years of service to [...]
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