Day of Action

Fall 2017 Day of Action "Manual Labor of Love"

Gather or join a group for the second annual COD Cares Serve-a-thon on Thursday, October 26!  To coincide with "Make a Difference Day", each group of Action Heroes will be transported to surprise locations (local non-profit organizations) and complete assignments based on their needs, such as cleaning, painting, or organizing.  These non-profits are excited to host this year's Action Heroes because of how effective we were in 2016!  (Stay tuned for a video!) Sign up for this activity here!


Spring 2017 Day of Action "Fur and Feathers"

Thanks to all the volunteers who participated in the Spring 2017 Day of Action on Tuesday, April 11!  More than 400 students, faculty, staff preschool students from COD's Early Childhood Education Center got together for "pet-centric" activities benefiting DuPage County Animal Care and Control, A.D.O.P.T., Naperville Area Humane Society and Willowbrook Wildlife Center.

Volunteers worked really hard on projects that benefit our local animal-loving organizations.

  • Created 120 wild bird feeders,
  • Made 300 no-bake doggie treats,
  • Potted 350 cat grass plants,
  • Crafted 100 braided t-shirt chew toys and
  • Donated pet food, cat litter, and supplies for area shelters. 


In addition, students and faculty took the COD Cares Challenge, sharing anonymous acts of kindness they performed or received that were read by associate professor Jason Florin and students in his human services class. 

Participants also enjoyed treats from the "Granola Bar" before visiting with comfort dogs provided by Lutheran Church Charities K-9 Ministry and Naperville Area Humane Society. 

View photos of the puppies and their pals here.


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Contact Information

COD Cares

Ami Chambers 
Community Relations Coordinator
(630) 942-3823

College of DuPage

425 Fawell Blvd., Glen Ellyn IL, 60137

(630) 942-2800 (Main)

(630) 942-3000 (Student Services)

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