Day of Action
COD Cares Fall Semester Day of Action and Cupcake Social a Huge Success
More than 1,200 students, faculty and staff gathered in the SSC Atrium on Tuesday, Sept.16 to take part in the Fall Semester Day of Action. Before enjoying one of the amazing treats from Cupcakes for Courage, COD Cares Action Heroes took part in worthwhile hands-on activities to benefit community-based organizations.
In just over two hours, COD staff and students took action and:
- Re-purposed 2013 COD Laps with the Chaps 5K t-shirts into drawstring tote bags to be distributed to clients with disabilities served by DuPage Convalescent Center,ESSE Adult Day Services, Midwest Shelter for Homeless Veterans and Ray Graham Association;
- assembled 250 cheerful "Birthday Parties in a Bag" to make those annual occasions extra-special for underprivileged children served by Humanitarian Service Project;
- wrote more than 200 notes of gratitude to current military personnel and veterans. The Early Childhood Center kindergarten class even came by to write some very colorful Thank You letters that will be sent to service men and women through Operation Support Our Troops;
- collected hundreds of plastic shopping bags which were crocheted into mats for homeless veterans by the Ladies Auxiliary of VFW Post #5917;
- accumulated clothing of all sizes for Salvation Army;
- shared Holiday decorations for Ray Graham Association group homes throughout DuPage County; and
- collected children's Halloween costumes for the Western Auxiliary Hephzibah Children's Association.
2014 Fall Semester Day of Action Gallery
2014 Spring Semester Day of Action Gallery
Ami Chambers, Community Relations Coordinator, (630) 942-3823
2014 College of DuPage