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COF Quick Notes–Christmas in July Food Drive


Connection of Friends is organizing its annual Christmas in July Food Drive benefiting the People’s Resource Center located in Wheaton.  Since 2013, we have donated 2,248 items and $1,100 in gift cards.  Joining us in this collection effort is Southminster Presbyterian Church and Hope Presbyterian Church.  We will be hosting a PUBLIC collection on Wednesday, July 18th from 10:00 am-2:00 pm at Connection of Friends–1771 S. Wiesbrook Road, Wheaton, (upon arrival, please call (630) 260-0922).

The People’s Resource Center serves more than 30,000 residents in DuPage County and is in need of non-perishable items including canned food, dried pasta, paper and baby products.  Grocery gift cards also make a wonderful donation! For more information about our Christmas in July Food Drive, please call (630) 260-0922.



Who We Are

Connection of Friends is a community-based program which provides a place for teens, age 16 and older, and adults with special needs to gather socially with an emphasis on life skill, volunteer and fitness activities on a daily basis and Saturday evenings.   Our primary purpose is for participants to engage in meaningful ways within a supported environment.


Where We Are Located

Connection of Friends is located at Hope Presbyterian Church, 1771 S. Wiesbrook Road, Wheaton. (Connection of Friends is not affiliated with Hope Presbyterian Church).

What We Offer

COF operates Monday through Friday with varied options to choose from:


Participants sign-up for 13-week sessions and select the specific days and time options. Connection of Friends is only closed on traditional holidays. Please click on the Programming Tab for a full list of activities done during weekday and Saturday Night Social programming.


What’s Happening at Home?

At Connection of Friends, we know our participants do many amazing activities and celebrate wonderful accomplishments outside of our program! As we continue to work on socialization skills, we would love to hear about any current or future special events or occasions so we can encourage participants to share their experiences with their friends at COF.

If your participant has an upcoming event or special occasion, please fill out the following form and return it to Jamie Hager Lee at jhager@connectionoffriends.org.

What’s Happening at Home