Day of Action
Day of Action and Fall Pumpkin Party
Tuesday, October 13
11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Student Services Atrium
Be a Hero and give back to your community during COD Cares Fall Day of Action!
*Drop by and drop off a donation on your way to class.
*Spend your lunch break spreading a little warmth by creating a craft to support local humanitarian efforts.
*Enjoy an autumn treat, sip some cider and sign up to participate in group service activities scheduled throughout the year.
- Assemble a winter warming package for new immigrants and homeless residents of DuPage County served by World Relief, DuPage PADS and Midwest Shelter for Homeless Veterans.
- Create reusable heating pads for residential clients of Canticle Place and senior residents of Marian Park and Colony Park.
- Write thank you notes and words of encouragement to special people at COD, including instructors, co-workers, and friends.
- COMPETITION* OR JUST FOR FUN! Decorate pumpkins to brighten the season for children with autism attending educational and therapeutic programs at Giant Steps in Lisle. See below for contest details.
- Show your team spirit by donating college and pro team-logo warm weather clothing to benefit clients of DuPage PADS, Junior League of Kane and DuPage Counties and World Relief.
- Share nutritious, non-perishable canned and boxed food, such as peanut butter, beans, tuna, baby food and cereal to stock the shelves at West Suburban Community Pantry and Northern Illinois Food Bank.
- Donate used video games and gaming consoles (good condition) for 360 Youth Services group homes.
- Give all sizes of disposable diapers to Keep Every Baby Dry, a non-profit organization founded by a COD student.
*Pumpkin Decorating Competition Rules:
- All pumpkins must be reserved by Friday, October 9. Grand prize is a COD Culinary Market pumpkin pie for the winners.
- Participate as an individual or as a team of up to four members.
- Bring an already decorated pumpkin or decorate one of 25 donated pumpkins (available on a first-come, first-served basis).
- Glitter glue, color markers, random fabrics and stickers will be available for use. Feel free to bring any other supplies needed to dazzle the judges.
- No carving, please.
- COD Cares will deliver the clever creations to Giant Steps in Lisle for judging after the Day of Action.
- The winner will be announced via all-campus email on Wednesday, 10/14.
- To participate: Email CODCares@cod.edu by Friday, October 9 with team members' names.
Community Relations Coordinator
College of DuPage
425 Fawell Blvd., Glen Ellyn IL
60137 (630) 942-2800
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