Alert: College of DuPage will open for normal hours of operation Tuesday morning, Oct. 6. Any belongings left in classrooms are being collected by COD Police and will be placed in a central location for pickup.

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.     


Action Stations:

  • 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.


Donation Stations:

*Pumpkin Decorating Competition Rules:

  1. All pumpkins must be reserved by Friday, October 9. Grand prize is a COD Culinary Market pumpkin pie for the winners.
  2. Participate as an individual or as a team of up to four members.
  3. Bring an already decorated pumpkin or decorate one of 25 donated pumpkins (available on a first-come, first-served basis).
  4. 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.
  5. No carving, please.
  6. COD Cares will deliver the clever creations to Giant Steps in Lisle for judging after the Day of Action.
  7. The winner will be announced via all-campus email on Wednesday, 10/14.
  8. To participate: Email by Friday, October 9 with team members' names.

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Contact Information

COD Cares

Ami Chambers 
Community Relations Coordinator
(630) 942-3823