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Simler: Hear the latest on DuPagePads at upcoming breakfast

All are invited to join DuPagePads on Wednesday, Nov. 6 at Benedictine University for a warm breakfast, uplifting message and information about new programs and developments at DuPagePads. The breakfast’s keynote speaker, Christopher G. Kennedy, will captivate our audience with a story of inspiration.

Starting promptly at 7 a.m., the same time that clients are leaving the shelter at the interim (overnight) housing sites, a bell will be rung and an invocation will be given. The breakfast continues as the sun rises through the half-moon windows of the Krasa Center at Benedictine University in Lisle.

During the breakfast, attendees will learn about our agency’s mission to end homelessness and the latest updates on program developments.

Speaking from their heart and past experiences, a client of DuPagePads will share the impact their case managers and support services have had on their life. Following this honest reflection will be our keynote speaker, Christopher G. Kennedy.

Chris Kennedy, son of Robert and Ethel Kennedy, is the eighth of their 11 children. He and his wife, Sheila, reside with their four children in suburban Chicago. 

Chris has a vast background in investments and management, involvement as a board member with the Chicago Alliance to End Homelessness and experience as founder of Top Box Foods (a nonprofit, hunger relief organization throughout Chicago). He is sure to deliver a dynamic message, as his dedication and passion for those who are homeless is awe-inspiring.

Start your day with this feel-good event that ends promptly at 8:30 a.m. Proceeds will support DuPagePads programs that provide housing and support services, including case management and employment to assist individuals and families who are homeless in DuPage County. Purchase your tickets today at

Carol Simler is the executive director of DuPagePads

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