Herald: Do GOOD campaign encourages DuPage residents to volunteer

August 12, 2017

Robert Sanchez, Daily Herald

DuPage residents are being asked to volunteer, donate and perform other good deeds as part of the biggest service campaign in the county’s history.

The initiative promoting community service — Do GOOD DuPage — was launched this week by county officials and Giving DuPage, a nonprofit group that matches volunteers and donors with local charities. Campaign organizers say the goal is to inspire 150,000 people to participate by the end of June 2018.

“So many people are generous and do many types of things,” said Shefali Trivedi, Giving DuPage executive director. “We wanted to have something that everyone can latch onto and have something for everyone to do, whether they’re a student, a CEO or the mayor of a town.”

“We’re looking for families to create great memories by volunteering together and for schools to make service their motto,” DuPage County Board Chairman Dan Cronin said in a statement. “I’d like to see business and civic leaders join me in friendly competition to outdo each other in doing good for our communities.”

Residents can sign up for Do GOOD Dupage at givingdupage.org/doGOOD.

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