Our Charity - DuPagePads

Special Requests from Our Charity

Our charity has a dramatic need for the following items. Please help if you can.

  • Sturdy winter gloves- water/wind proof and subzero (men’s)
  • Hand/Foot warmers
  • Wallets
  • Phone Chargers
  • Winter Boots (water proof)
  • Hoodies (or whatever you want to call them)

Founded in 1985, DuPagePads’ mission is to end homelessness in DuPage County. DuPagePads is the largest provider of services to those who are homeless in our county and the work that we do is vital to our community. Last year, DuPagePads:

  • provided Overnight Shelter 365 nights for families and individuals
  • served 1,322 individuals, including 250 children and 123 families
  • provided 41,036 nights of shelter
  • served 130,335 meals to those who would otherwise go hungry, an average of 357 meals per day

Because of their work, 348 individuals obtained stable housing.

Ways to Support DuPagePads

  • Attend one of their 4 major fundraisers - DuPagePads has 4 major events that occur every year: Their Run 4 Home, Wake Up Your Spirit Breakfast, Taste of Hope and our Galaxy Bowl. The most current events can be found here.
  • Volunteer at one of their 31 sites and/or provide and prepare a meal for that site
  • Host a donation drive or fundraiser. Their needs list can be found here
  • Become a DuPagePads Partner
  • Donate directly to DuPagePads