Daily Herald: DuPage officials ‘Do Good’ to launch new giving campaign

Nov. 15, 2017

Marie Wilson, Daily Herald

Of all the ways to do a good deed, preparing holiday meals at a food pantry is a classic.

DuPage elected officials, including county board Chairman Dan Cronin and Naperville Mayor Steve Chirico, took part in this timeless way of giving back by packing holiday meals for Loaves & Fishes Community Services in Naperville, which plans to distribute them to roughly 3,200 families this season.

The afternoon of offering help on Tuesday was part of Giving DuPage’s Do Good DuPage Campaign, which aims to involve 150,000 DuPage County residents in doing good deeds to transform the community.

“We are trying to be a good example and show that this is the spirit of giving and charitable contributions,” Cronin said. “We realize there are volunteers here that are working with Loaves & Fishes every day. These people are doing God’s work, and so we want to demonstrate that we respect what they are doing and we support what they are doing.”

The Do Good DuPage campaign’s website lists potential ways to help, such as tutoring, offering medical expertise, joining a volunteer board, writing articles to support a cause, getting a local government to issues a proclamation supporting a cause, becoming a mental health advocate, donating a car, hosting an online food drive, collecting shave kits, grooming products or diaper kits, or honoring volunteers at a “volapalooza” event.