Good Causes

Event Volunteers Needed:

(COD Cares compensated service hours are only applicable to group service activities listed on the monthly calendar and, therefore, are not applicable to the following list of events.)

November 2015

  • Help make holiday magic as a volunteer on the Polar Express Saturday, Nov. 21 at the Downers Grove Main Street train station. To sign up, contact Kari via email, or (630) 960-4479.
  • Help sort and pack food for 300 Elmhurst families who are experiencing difficult times. United Community Concerns Association will be sorting and packing donations Nov. 30 to Dec. 2 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Elmhurst Public Works Garage, 985 S. Riverside Dr. To volunteer, contact
  • Spend time not money on Black Friday by assisting residents at DuPage Convalescent Center. Help residents to and from their rooms and play BINGO Friday, November 27 from 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm. To volunteer, contact

December 2015

  • Rather shop? You can help qualified local families shop for holiday gifts at The Christmas Store event Saturday, Dec. 12 at Outreach Community Center in Carol Stream. See volunteer information here.

Ongoing Service Opportunities:

  • Ray Graham Association is looking for a few do-it-yourselfers to help assemble grills, exercise bikes and furniture to be used in the many group homes throughout the County.  If interested, please email Linda Gurgone, or call her at (630) 620-2222..
  • DuPage Pads is committed to ending homelessness in our community. Their Interim Housing Program needs volunteers now. Visit to help.
  • Midwest Shelter for Homeless Veterans in Wheaton provides transitional housing programs and supportive services to U.S. Veterans of any era to help them out of homelessness and back to useful, productive lives. They are currently looking for assistance with serving meals, painting and landscaping the shelter.


COD Cares About What You Care About

Which charity calls you an "Action Hero"? Email to tell us about your favorite national or local District 502 organization and why it is special to you!  We can include it on this page or add it to our growing list of monthly group service activities.

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Contact Information

COD Cares

Ami Chambers 
Community Relations Coordinator
(630) 942-3823