To raise funds and awareness, DuPagePads hosts 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. 2290
DuPagePads 12th Annual Wake Up Your Spirit Breakfast
November 5, 2014, 7:00 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. This year’s keynote speaker is Jarrett Payton, son of Walter Payton former Chicago Bears running back. Jarrett has a passion not only for sports, but for community service like his father.
Through his foundation, Jarrett has positively impacted hundreds of children and adolescents, including those who are homeless, by providing a variety of programs to develop leadership skills and help enrich their lives. He is sure to deliver a captivating message at this year’s 12th Annual Wake Up Your Spirit Breakfast.
Join DuPagePads on Wednesday, November 5th at Benedictine University for a warm breakfast, uplifting message and information about new programs and developments at DuPagePads.
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!
March 5, 2015, 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.
More information to follow.
10th Annual DuPagePads Run/Walk – 5K & 10K
September 6, 2014, 8:00 a.m.
DuPagePads, Wheaton, IL
Bring the family out to DuPagePads’ 10th Annual Run/Walk Event. This year’s 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).
4th Annual Drive for 75
June 29, 2014; 10:00 am-2:00 pm
Autobahn Country Club, Joliet, IL
Continental Motors Group of Naperville, Autobahn Country Club and DuPagePads have teamed up for the fourth annual 4 hour karting enduro for charity! Fifteen teams will compete in raising money for DuPagePads mission to end homelessness with a goal of reaching $75,000 by race day.
Racing advantages will be given to top fundraising teams, so visit our site regularly to see our updated leader board below.
Please note, to make a team donation, click on the team you wish to support! Team fundraising numbers are updated automatically and the event thermometer is updated daily.
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!