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COD Cares

The College’s volunteer corps, COD Cares actively supports and strengthens College of DuPage communities by fostering a culture of service among College employees, students and community members.

An initiative of COD’s Community Engagement department, COD Cares service activities

  • Raise awareness of community-based organizations that serve the needs of local residents, including COD students
  • Provide educational opportunities on issues that affect residents and students
  • Encourage community involvement

Diverse Donor Blood Drive

Wednesday, Feb. 8 - 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. 

Versiti Blood Center of Illinois

Location: Health and Science Center Atrium

Did you know that donor diversity improves patient outcomes, as rare and uncommon blood types are often found in similar ethnic populations? Our goal is to donate blood as diverse as the community we serve. Everyone who signs in to donate received a $10 gift card. Register for Diverse Donor Blood Drive. Walk-ins are welcome.

Northern Illinois Food Bank

Northern Illinois Food Bank Mobile Market

Monday, Feb. 20 - 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Location: College Lot 6

Northern Illinois Food Bank and COD Cares have teamed up to provide monthly drive-through mobile markets on campus serving more than 150 food-insecure households. Volunteers will set up, distribute and break down after the event. Sign up individually or bring your team! Register for Northern Illinois Food Bank Mobile Market.

Thank You, COD. Gnome-body Does It Better

two female students putting items in plastic bags

Whether you distributed groceries, collected toys, purchased gift cards, donated blood or shared your mad gift-wrapping skills, gnome that you made a difference for many of our neighbors. Your generosity made this winter season a little warmer, a little brighter and a lot more hopeful. One behalf of all the lives you have touched, thank you and happy holidays! 

View photos of all the Gift of Giving 2022 action