To our donors, you are the beating heart and soul of ADEC. Your generosity has been the driving force behind our mission, infusing hope and joy into countless lives. Belmont Beverage and Chalet Party Shoppe generously donated an awe-inspiring $50,000, which will significantly impact our underfunded programming. The Neighborhood Assistance Program (NAP) enabled us to raise $22,232 for our Child and Family Services Department. The Picture Possibilities donors have been instrumental in funding underfunded programming, while donors like Gohn Brothers Manufacturing Co. have been steadfast monthly supporters. A special nod of gratitude to Interra Credit Union for their significant $1,500 donation for Hometown Giving. Finally, the memorial donations, a poignant expression of love and remembrance, touched our hearts, bringing in approximately $4,000.
Beyond monetary support, the in-kind donations we’ve received have added a uniquely heartfelt touch to the services we provide. From formal dresses for A Night to Shine to giveaway prize options from local businesses for Picture Possibilities, two adult tricycles from Kem Krest, and 20 tickets to a South Bend Cubs Game from Coachmen Auto Club- these gestures have been rays of sunshine, bringing joy in the lives of those we serve. The overwhelming generosity of our community members also ensured that over 420 presents were secured for our Wish List program, ensuring a Christmas morning filled with the warmth of giving. A particularly touching moment arose from a memorial donation that allowed a home to gather at their departed friend’s favorite restaurant, Applebee’s, creating cherished memories.