Most People Take Things Like Underwear For Granted.

St. Raphael Catholic Church partners with DuPage PADS during its annual Unday Sunday drive. DuPage PADS helps people obtain a place to call home – DuPage Pads provides interim and permanent housing and support services to end homelessness in our communities.

One Sunday in October, new packaged underwear is collected to benefit the children and adults who receive support from the DuPage PADS program. We also partner with our school, with all school age children getting involved in collecting items of need. Involvement of our school children fosters generosity, and teaching kids about the importance of charity at a young age can empower them to make a meaningful impact on the
lives of others.

Engaging in charitable acts can also have a positive influence on children and help them develop many valuable life skills such as kindness, compassion, respect, responsibility, and gratefulness.

All sizes of underwear, undershirts, onesies, and diapers are needed. Depending on the need, socks are collected as well.

Volunteers are needed to:

  • 1 – 2 people needed to collect donated items from the school and from the Narthex and store
  • 1 – 2 people needed to sort and count items
  • 1 – 2 people needed to deliver items to DuPage PADS Interim Housing Access Center- 1113 Butterfield Rd. Downers Grove, IL 60515

Kathy Ford at (630) 615-7613 or