Coat Drive at November 12 Meeting

Illinois Chapter ASHRAE Winter Coat Drive

Please bring any gently used winter coat, any size, to the November 12 ASHRAE meeting. Coats will be collected for DuPage PADs, the largest provider of interim and permanent housing in DuPage County. Donations are tax deductible and receipts will be provided.

DuPage PADs is so much more than a pad on the floor. It is about the journey home. It’s about the journey from dependency to self-sufficiency. Not the shelter. Not the nights spent in a car, in a motel room or on the street. DuPage PADs is a journey that begins with an extended hand, an affirming voice, and a trusting soul that will advocate undividedly for each individual.

The solution to end homelessness is more complex than providing individuals with food and shelter. Founded in 1985, DuPage PADs is the largest provider of interim and permanent housing, coupled with support services in order to help individuals work toward becoming self-sufficient. These vital support services enable the individuals we help to receive case management and life coaching, employment support such as GED courses and job coaching, as well as engagement with employers—effectively stopping the cycle of homelessness.

Just drop off your coats at the Nov. 12 meeting. We’ll take care of the rest.