CareFest 2009 - Saturday May 2, 2009
Serving DuPage County

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

CareFest DuPage Website Announced

You knew it was coming -- but it is still exciting! CareFest has its own website.

Check out the video. Embed it in your blog, or just link the site. Post it all on your Facebook, your MySpace and the rest. You can register there, and get connected and get involved.

Talk to your friends, get them involved.

While I've got your attention, check our Facebook page out. We're asking about your experience with CareFest. There are a few topics started. Start your own, write on the Wall, post pics from last year.

Let His Light Shine!

Monday, March 16, 2009

CareFest is on Facebook

CareFest: Serving DuPage County is on Facebook. It will help connect, learn and communicate. Anyone with a Facebook account can join.

Thursday, March 5, 2009

CareFest 2009 - Saturday, May 2, 2009

CareFest is a one-day missions trip to DuPage County. The goal is to build bridges of light into our community.

We will spend Saturday, May 2nd serving schools, parks, our local ministry partners and local not-for-profits. By serving sacrificially, we communicate that we care and love our community. Projects will last all day, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. These projects include cleaning, landscaping, painting and light carpentry or plumbing. If you have a special skill, i.e. a plumber or an electrician, please let us know. Families with young children (under eight years old) will be assigned to projects the whole family can enjoy.

CareFest is for everyone. This is an opportunity to fulfill Jesus’ command to serve one another and to learn about the needs in our community. We hope your small group, Adult Community and/or family finds a place where you can serve on a regular basis.

CareFest will start at 8:15 am with a kick-off rally at Wheaton Bible Church. We hope to see you there!

Friday, February 15, 2008

10 Churches Announced for CareFest

CareFest 2008, a DuPage County (Illinois) organization based in Wheaton, Ill., announced 10 churches have committed to work together to fix, clean, repair, paint, scrub, and otherwise serve their community. 1,800 volunteers are expected. Schools, walking paths, shelters and other places will all benefit.

College Church In Wheaton
332 E Seminary Ave
Wheaton, IL 60187
(630) 668-0878

Harvest Bible Chapel - Naperville
1805 High Point Drive
Naperville, IL 60563
(630) 281-4800

Wheaton Bible Church
North Main Street
Wheaton, IL 60187
(630) 260-1600

Medinah Baptist Church
900 Foster Ave
Medinah, IL 60157
(630) 980-9421

Pleasant Hill Community Church
26W401 Geneva Rd
Wheaton, IL 60187
(630) 668-7861

Water's Edge Church
350 S Schmale Rd
Carol Stream, IL 60188
(630) 690-3109

Bridgeway Community Church
373 S Schmale Rd
Carol Stream, IL 60188
(630) 668-9900

Wheaton Evangelical Free Church
520 E Roosevelt Rd
Wheaton, IL 60187
(630) 668-6490

Willow Creek Community Church-DuPage Kane
Ste 200
2150 Manchester Rd
Wheaton, IL 60187
(630) 221-9500

Community Fellowship Church
2100 Manchester Road, Suite 301
Wheaton, IL 60187
(630) 653-0579

Carefest 2008 - Saturday May 3, 2008

Carefest 2008 - Saturday May 3, 2008

For more information, to volunteer, or to otherwise be involved.

Chris McElwee

or call 630.260.1600

Thursday, April 26, 2007

CareFest 2007 Fact Sheet

Five churches—Bridgeway Community Church, College Church of Wheaton, Community Fellowship Church of Carol Stream, Harvest Bible Chapel of Naperville and Wheaton Bible Church—serve organizations and individuals of DuPage County Saturday, April 28.

How Many

  • About 1,400 volunteers
  • 100 sites
  • 150 projects
  • All volunteers meet at Wheaton Bible for rally and prayer at 8:15 a.m.
  • At all West Chicago, Glendale Heights, and District 25 elementary schools.
  • Almost 400 cubic yards of mulch, enough to fill more than five semi-trailers.
  • More than 100 high school student at one site.
  • At family shelters in Glen Ellyn, Carol Stream, and Naperville.
  • Ages toddler to 70 +.
  • Sampling of volunteer occupations: airline pilots, corporate executives, business consultants, engineers, artists, school teachers, insurance agents.
  • Goods and services donations valued at more than $25,000.
Sponsors (Partial List)
  • I & A Excavating Inc. – 630.879.0418
    Excavation & Building Demolition
  • McCann Industries – 630.627.8700
  • John Downing (Sales) – 630.878.8766
  • Molenhouse Enterprises – 630.790.9900
    Waste Collection, Dumpsters, Recycling & Building Demolition
  • Muehlfelt Enterprises – 630.668.1100
    Excavation, Sewer & Water, Building Demolition
  • ServiceMaster by Armstrong – 630.562.0600
    Commercial & Residential Cleaning
  • Prosek’s Greenhouse – 630-231-4991
    Flowers and Plants
  • Planter’s Pallet – 630-293-1040
    Dave Tyznik
    Flowers and Plants
  • B. Hayne and Sons – Dave Haney - 630-918-2150
  • State Chemical – 630-240-9226
    Mike Bixler
    Cleaning Supplies
  • Home Depot – 630-384-3023
    Les Carey
    Misc. Hardware

Thursday, April 12, 2007

FIVE CHURCHES JOIN TO SERVE DUPAGE COUNTY: CareFest 2007 Matches 1,400 Volunteers with 100 Sites on April 28


CareFest 2007 Matches 1,400 Volunteers with 100 Sites on April 28

April 12, 2007 – Wheaton, Ill. What do you get when you mix 1,400 people with 100 locations and a lot of projects on one long to-do list? A lot done. No joke. That’s some serious help. On Saturday, April 28, that’s the plan for five churches in DuPage County.

In an unusual multi-church effort, about 1,400 people are expected to pitch in to complete more than 100 different projects. After a short rally at Wheaton Bible Church at 8:15 a.m., the volunteers will head out to their work locations.

“We’re looking at a lot of sweat, elbow grease and old-fashioned hard work,” says CareFest ’07 coordinator Chris McElwee, “Joining us will be hundreds of people ready to get their hands dirty.”

Who is Being Helped?

This year, CareFest is working at every elementary school in the West Chicago and Glendale Heights schools districts, as well as the two schools located in the Benjamin School district in Carol Stream.

Smaller organizations like Jubilee Furniture Co., Deaf Video Communications and the Open Door for Teens will benefit with help moving furniture, painting, and floor tiling.

CareFest volunteers will also be serving larger organizations with several projects each, such as Outreach Community Center in Carol Stream, Wayside Cross in Aurora, and World Relief of DuPage County.

What’s the Catch?

“We have no agenda other than showing our community that we care and we are here for them,” McElwee said. “The goal of the event is to care for the community by cleaning and landscaping schools, apartments, and houses of people in need, not-for-profit agencies, civic organizations, such as parks, and community centers. We will also be sprucing up areas of the Forest Preserves and the Illinois Prairie Path.”

Which Churches Are Involved?

Bridgeway Community Church, College Church of Wheaton, Community Fellowship Church of Carol Stream, Harvest Bible Chapel of Naperville and Wheaton Bible Church are working together to make a difference in our communities.

CareFest 2007 is a non-denominational, multi-church effort focused on serving greater DuPage County.