Community Service Projects

The DuPage County Fair Association would like to thank the many Fair guests and all the other groups and individuals who supported their Community Service Projects in the past.  Our goal is to try to make a difference in someone’s life.

In 2010, we joined the One Million Pillow Case Challenge sponsored by American Patchwork and Quilting in making pillowcases for children with life threatening illnesses.  A total of 139 pillowcases were donated through Conker Cancer to Central DuPage Hospital in Winfield.

In 2011, we supported Project Linus whose mission is to provide Love, a sense of security, warmth and comfort to children who are seriously ill, traumatized, or otherwise in need.  “Blanketeers” donated 141 blankets that were given to the local chapter of Project Linus and delivered to Central DuPage Hospital in Winfield and Edwards Hospital in Naperville.  65 blankets that did not meet Project Linus specifications were donated to PADS organizations, animal shelters, and other charities.

In 2012, we hosted a St. Baldrick's shaving event to help fund research in finding cures for kids with cancer.  The event had 35 participants and $10,921 was raised. We also collected change during the Fair to buy 4 goats for Haitian families in need through the Haitian Health Foundation’s Give A Goat program.

In 2013, we sponsored the St. Baldrick’s shaving event once again and over $14,200 was collected; that is a total of over $25,000 that has been raised at the Fair events over the past two years.  Collecting change to purchase goats for the people of Haiti has proven to be a good fit for the Fair.  Change jars were placed around the grounds for our fair patrons to donate their extra change.  We were successful in collecting $300 again this year to purchase an additional 2 female goats through the Haitian Foundation Give A Goat Program.  The International Association of Fairs asked their members to partner in a universal service project this year and conduct food drives in their communities.  In April, our board members donated 33 pounds of food and $10 which equated to an additional 100 pounds of food for the Humanitarian Service Project for needy seniors.  During the fair, we continued the Dream Big Food Drive and presented 274 pounds of food to the Neighborhood Food Pantries, and an additional $315 in monetary donations which equated to an additional 3,150 pounds of food.  The total reported for DuPage County was 3,557 pounds!  The dog adoption event was brought back with the assistance of Dog Patch Pet and Feed of Naperville.  Over 20 adoptable puppies found their fur-ever homes as a result, nearly 10 more than in 2012.

In 2014, we sponsored the St. Baldrick’s shaving event once again and over $10,989.00 was collected; that is a total of over $35,000.00 that has been raised at the Fair events over the past three years.  Collecting change to purchase goats for the people of Haiti has proven to be a good fit for the Fair.  Change jars were placed around the grounds for our fair patrons to donate their extra change.  The Fair was successful in collecting $300 again this year to purchase an additional 2 female goats through the Haitian Foundation Give A Goat Program.  The International Association of Fairs asked their members to partner in a universal service project this year and conduct food drives in their communities. We continued the Dream Big Food Drive and presented 300 pounds of food to the Neighborhood Food Pantries, The total reported for DuPage County was 4,000 pounds!  The dog adoption event was brought back with the assistance of Dog Patch Pet and Feed of Naperville.  Over 20 adoptable puppies found their fur-ever homes as a result, nearly 30 dogs have been adopted since 2012 Fair.

In 2015, The Fair Association will be having two past Fair Queens participating in this year’s event. The Association will also be continuing the Give A Goat Program and Collecting change to purchase goats for the people of Haiti. This has been proven to be a good fit for the Fair.  Change jars will be placed around the grounds for our fair patrons to donate their extra change. We will also be continuing the Dream Big Food Drive, please bring canned foods to the Fair and help us support our neighbors in need. For more information on Community Service Projects please contact the Fair office.

In 2016, The Association will also be continuing the Give A Goat Program and Collecting change to purchase goats for the people of Haiti. This has been proven to be a good fit for the Fair.  Change jars will be placed around the grounds for our fair patrons to donate their extra change. We will also be continuing the Dream Big Food Drive, please bring canned foods to the Fair and help us support our neighbors in need. For more information on Community Service Projects please contact the Fair office. 

Thanks again to all who make these projects successful!