Pampered Chef - PADS Fundraiser


Did you know that there has been a staggering 58% increase in the number of homeless families in DuPage County over the last 2 years? There are now 128 families, including 174 children and another 1115 individuals listed as homeless. To make matters worse, $45,000 in state funding was cut from this year’s budget.

Every Tuesday night DGFUMC serves as an overnight shelter, but if a PADS client becomes sick or needs extended rest where can they go? The options are limited and PADS simply does not have the funding to adequately provide for them.

How can you help? One way is by Christmas shopping! While it’s not often you’ll hear the terms “Pampered” and “PADS” used in the same sentence, you now have the opportunity to purchase Pampered Chef® products for yourself or anyone on your Christmas list and support the PADS program at the same time. Everyone you know eats, so you are sure to be able to find something for everyone on your list from over 300 kitchen tools, entertaining items and pantry products.

Simply visit and click SHOP ONLINE on the homepage. Enter PADS as the organization under Option #1 and you will be directed to the full catalog online.

All orders must be placed online or by calling Kelley Hook by Sunday December 11th and will be available for pick up at church on Sunday December 18th. Orders may be direct-shipped if desired. If you do not have online access, please call for a physical catalog.

All proceeds go to support the PADS hotel stay program and this winter, more than ever, they need your help! Questions? Call Kelley Hook at 630-852-2433.

PADS Help Needed!

The needs for PADS has changed this season to families and children in crisis. We are in need of family monitors EVERY Tuesday from 6PM-9PM. If you can help out, please contact Diane Kerr at Thanks to EVERYONE for ALL your support for this mission!

PADS Workers Needed!

We have filled our entire food donations for the year, however we still have some needs for the shift workers

6-8pm - Prepare and Serve Dinner - need 3
7-9pm - Manage Donations
11pm-3am - Make Lunches, Monitor Guests - need 2 Male
5:30-7am - Prepare and Serve Breakfast, Kitchen Clean-up - need 2
6-7:30am - Clean-up the Gym and the Kitchen - need 2

If you are able to volunteer please contact Renie Curry

Kitchen Linens for PADS

PADS is in need of kitchen towels, dish cloths, and pot holders. All donations can be brought to the church office.


Strike Out Homelessness

Ten-Pin BowlingHave Fun at the Bowl-a-Rama

Help raise support for DuPage PADS while having fun by registering a team for the Bowl-a-Rama, in Fox Bowl, Wheaton. Teams compete for fun and prizes.

Team registration is $500, or raise $500 online at You can register online now.

For more information, check the website or call Sammie at 630.682.3846 x 252.

Fox Bowl, Wheaton, 1101 Butterfield Rd Wheaton, IL 60187
Saturday, April 30, 2011 - 12:00pm

PADS Help Needed For April 5

We are in need of someone to help out with the 11pm-3am shift for PADS on the evening of April 5. If you are available and willing, please contact Diane Kerr in the church office (630.968.7120).


PADS Homeless Shelter

The mission of DuPage PADSDuPage P.A.D.S. (Public Action to Deliver Shelter) is to end homelessness in DuPage County.  Building on years of experience, DuPage Pads believes the solution is housing, coupled with support services and employment.   Over the years, the agency has grown to be the largest provider of services to those who are homeless in the county, last year serving 1,451 individuals including 245 children in 140 families.

Our church hosts individuals and families every Tuesday night from October to May. DGFUMC volunteers coordinate the program and work on the first Tuesday of each month, while other churches work on the remaining weeks.  

For more information about DuPage Pads, contact Will Salmon (630-682-3846). For information about the DGFUMC PADS program, contact Sheila Ochoa (630-968-7120 x 205). 


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