To raise funds and awareness, DuPagePads hosts four special events throughout the year and numerous outside fundraisers.
Proceeds from these “fun”draising events will support individuals and families who are homeless in DuPage County. Together with your support, we can end homelessness in DuPage County.
For information about DuPagePads’ events or sponsorship opportunities, please contact:
Special Events Coordinator
601 West Liberty
Wheaton, IL 60187
Phone: 630.682.3846 ext. 2520
8th Annual DuPagePads’ Taste of Hope
March 6, 2014, 5:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Abbington Banquets, Glen Ellyn, IL
The Taste of Hope offers guests the luxury of having dinner from 25 different restaurants in one evening. Leading area restaurants will serve samples of their signature dishes with wine pairings and an open bar. Music, auctions and a unique raffle will round out an evening of delicious dining.
12th Annual Galaxy Bowl…DuPagePads Strikes Back!
April 12, 2014, 12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Fox Bowl, Wheaton, IL
The Galaxy Bowl is a fun, family bowling event open to all! So gather your team and help us STRIKE BACK against homelessness in DuPage County! You can assemble your five-person team today by generating $500 in team fundraising or $100 in individual fundraising. Team registration includes a team t-shirt, pizza, soda, ice cream and more! Plus compete to win prizes while having fun and supporting DuPagePads!
DuPagePads 11th Annual Wake Up Your Spirit Breakfast
November 6, 2013, 7 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.
Benedictine University, Lisle, IL
Enjoy an exhilarating morning featuring new information about the work that DuPagePads is doing to end homelessness. Hear from a client who has benefited from services and now has hope for the future. Lastly, the breakfast’s keynote speaker, Christopher G. Kennedy will captivate our audience with a story of inspiration.
Christopher G. Kennedy, son of Robert and Ethel Kennedy, is the eighth of their eleven children. He and his wife, Sheila, reside with their four children in suburban Chicago. Chris has a vast background in investments and management, involvement as a board member with the Chicago Alliance to End Homelessness and experience as founder of Top Box Foods (a non-profit, hunger-relief organization throughout Chicago). He is sure to deliver an inspiring message at this year’s 11th Annual Wake Up Your Spirit Breakfast.
Proceeds will support individuals and families who are homeless in obtaining housing, supportive services and employment. Join us for the feel good favorite event of the year!
9th Annual DuPagePads Run/Walk- 5K & 10K
September 7, 2013, 8 a.m.
DuPagePads, Wheaton, IL
Bring the family out to DuPagePads’ 9th Annual Run/Walk Event. This year’s NEW COURSE will take runners and walkers through scenic streets of Wheaton and back to DuPagePads for a celebration! Participants can look forward to a door prize drawing, food, music and much more. Take a step to end homelessness with DuPagePads. Registration is $35 for adults and $15 for Children (6-13).