Area Events to Support Charities

Many of the charities supported by the United Protestant Church hold their own fundraisers such as galas, races and golf events.

Lake County Haven

When: September 1-September 30, 2022

Where: Location of your choice!

Why: Provide homeless women and their children with help, hope, and a second chance.

Cost: $35 per registrant.  Sign up by August 29th to receive an event t-shirt!

There are three easy ways you can help: 
(1) Make a donation, (2) Register to participate, and (3) Fundraise!

Complete your Virtual 5K between September 1st – September 30th.

We will send you a customized fundraising page for you to send out to your friends and family to help support your Stride.

The participant who raises the most funds will receive a $75 gift card to the local restaurant of their choice or a $75 Amazon Gift Card!

YOU can make a DIFFERENCE!  Register or Donate at the link below.

Lake County Haven’s Stride for Shelter Virtual 5K (

The Sports Shed

4th Annual Golf Event

Where – Hawthorn Woods Country Club, 1 Tournament Drive NorthHawthorn Woods, IL, 60047

Join us for a fun day on the course complete with drinks, food, and competition all while making an important impact on Chicago’s youth through sport.

Schedule of Events

8:30 – 10:30 am

Registration, Bloody Mary bar and Breakfast. Access to practice tees and putting greens.

9:00 – 11:30 am

Tee-off times will be assigned. Putting contest and beverage cart on the course.

If you have questions about your tee time, email

12:30-2:00 pm

Grab Off the Grill Lunch

For more information or to register go to 4th Annual Golf Event — The Sports Shed

The Sports Shed

Chicago Marathon 2022


Where – Grant Park, Chicago, IL 60601 (map)

Run for Chicago’s Kids

We are so excited to introduce The Sports Shed 2022 Marathon Team!!

Visit The Sports Shed Events to support these runners.

Maiko De Andara

Marcos Izquierdo

Parth Patel

Tara Rooney

Thomas J Winkowski

Wendi Parker

Alexis Rios

Beau Blakeley

Frank D Vomero

Jake Bereson

Jeffrey A Kolsrud

John Powell

Soles for Jesus

Annual Luncheon & Auction

Saturday, November 12th
Ticket sales will go LIVE on August 18th at 8:00am, so please mark your calendar! We are extremely excited about our event this year and you can purchase your table on our website or by phone at 414-365-1392.

We are excited to announce that recording artist Hannah Kerr is coming to share music with us.
We are also thrilled that Dr. Cleopas Chitapa, EHC Africa Director, will be our key-note speaker and Lance Allan will be returning as our emcee!

This is going to be such a special event at the Brookfield Conference Center and we hope that you can join us!

Grayslake Lions Club

Grayslake Lions Coffee

The Grayslake Lion Club has an ongoing fundraiser selling ground or whole bean coffee delivered right to your door.  It is 100% Arabica coffee made in small batches, roasted in the Midwest.  They have light, medium and dark roast levels plus decafs from Guatemala and Brazil.  Ships now or order by the end of the month for free delivery during the second week of next month. To place an order, go to GrayslakeLions | Javajiveroasters

Project Linus

Gurnee Sit n’ Stitch

1st and 3rd Wednesday
10:00 AM – Noon
McDonald’s, 6380 Grand Ave (Rt. 132), Gurnee, ILL, 60031
Enjoy a fun morning of blanket making and conversation. They will have a yarn and fleece exchange on the 3rd Wednesday.  Grab your current project and meet at  McDonald’s in front of Gurnee Mills .

Blanket Day

Second Saturday of odd numbered months
9:00 AM – 1:30 PM
1133 Pfingsten, Northbrook, IL
Join the fun at the Gloria Dei Church for a day of blanket making. We usually have 60-80 blanketeers sewing Kids Helping Kids squares, knitting and crocheting beautiful afghans and tying the fringe or crocheting edges on fleece blankets. We process between 600 – 1000 blankets at each meeting. There is usually a table full of fabric and yarn where the price is right – FREE! Of course, please stay as long as your schedule allows. Bring a bag lunch if you want to stay through lunch. Drinks and sweets are always ready to keep you full of energy. Just for fun, we have a table of small door prizes which are given out throughout the day. It is a wonderful day of making new friends, chatting with old friends and learning new techniques. It is always fun to see the other blankets that people create. Such talented blanketeers we have! Reservations are a must so call Judi at 847-498-3987 or email her at Hope to see you there!