For Immediate Release
November 18, 2014
President & CEO
Vice President, Development
Jarrett Payton Inspires at DuPagePads!
WHEATON, ILLINOIS – DuPagePads 12th Annual Wake Up Your Spirit Breakfast was a huge success. DuPagePads welcomed more than 450 attendees to Benedictine University and raised approximately $100,000 toward the agency’s mission to end homelessness. The real winners are families and individuals who were homeless and will now obtain housing and employment.
Carol Simler, President & CEO of DuPagePads highlighted current developments, new programs and exciting future plans of the organization. A DuPagePads’ participant shared his journey with the audience and keynote speaker, Jarrett Payton, completed the exhilarating program. Payton seeks to inspire other to become involved in giving back to our community and passionately spoke about ending homelessness in DuPage County.
DuPagePads would like to thank all those involved and acknowledge their generous event sponsors, including: Spirit Sponsors; BMO Harris, Dan Wolf Automotive Group and First Trust Portfolios. Inspiration Sponsors; Forum Financial, Bill Hamik, Maclyn Group and Sullivan Taylor & Gumina, P.C. Motivation Sponsors; Advanced Data Technologies, AT&T, Beaird Group, Benedictine University, Casey’s Foods, First Bank & Trust and PowerForward DuPage. “We greatly appreciate the generous support of our sponsors- together we are making a difference in the community!” says Janelle Barcelona, DuPagePads Vice President, Development.
Proceeds from the Wake Up Your Spirit Breakfast will help those who are homeless in obtaining housing, employment and support services, leading to improved health and economic sustainability. DuPagePads knows “when someone believes in you, everything can change”!
DuPagePads, founded in 1985, is the largest provider of services to those who are homeless in DuPage County. Providing the county’s largest Interim (Overnight) Housing and Permanent Supportive Housing Programs, DuPagePads’ solution to ending homelessness is housing, coupled with support services and employment to restore hope and rebuild lives. The administration office is located at 601 West Liberty Drive, Wheaton, IL 60187. Additional information can be obtained by contacting DuPagePads at 630.682.3846.