Good Causes

Lee Denim Day Oct. 2, 2014

Rock your jeans and support the efforts of the American Cancer Society's fight to end breast cancer. Join TEAM COD by making a donation and wearing your favorite jeans Thursday, October 2, 2014. Feel free to add a little pink to your ensemble for the group photo at 2 p.m. at the bottom of the grand staircase near the cafeteria.

Make a difference by making a donation to the American Cancer Society here.  Return to the site often to watch TEAM COD's progress toward our 2014 goal of $2,000.

Upcoming Community Events

  • Family Shelter Service is hosting the annual 5K/10K run Sunday, September 28 at Downers Grove North High School.  They are looking for volunteers to help with registration and kid's activities, act as course marshals, serve at food tables and distribute water on the course.  Click here for further information or to register.
  • Run, walk or volunteer to help support NAMI DuPage at the 26th Annual Run for the Mind & BBQ Saturday, October 11 at St. James Farm, Warrenville.  For specific volunteer opportunities, contact Krista at
  • The West Suburban Community Pantry will hold their 21st Annual Harvest Sunday Food Drive the weekend of October 18 and 19. It the Pantry's largest drive of the year going into the holiday season and a great experience for families, friends, co-workers, students. To sign-up or request a flyer, please contact the Pantry's Volunteer Coordinator, Suzanne Shover, at


Community Organizations Requesting COD Cares Support

  • 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 you love projects and would like to give back to the community, please contact Linda Gurgone, director of grants, at 630-620-2222 or by email at
  • DuPage Pads is committed to ending homelessness in our community. Their Interim Housing Program needs your help. To find out how you can be part of the solution, click the link.
  • Midwest Shelter for Homeless Veterans in Wheaton provides transitional and affordable 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. To offer your time and talent, click on the link above.
  • Sharing Connections aids low-income families in DuPage County by providing them with new and used furniture and household items. You can make a donation, offer your services or participate in the annual golf outing.  Click the link to learn more.


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.


Contact Information

Ami Chambers, Community Relations Coordinator, (630) 942-3823