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 will host a St. Baldrick’s shaving event to help fund research in finding cures for kids with cancer.
We will also be collecting change during the fair to buy goats for Haitian families in need through the Haitian Health Foundation’s Give A Goat program.
Thanks again to all who make these projects successful!