At ADEC, many of the people we serve have no family in their lives and no one to purchase Christmas presents for them. But at ADEC, we believe that everyone deserves to feel the magic of the holiday season and know that someone cares about them.
Each year, ADEC staff nominate clients for the ADEC Wish List who would otherwise have nothing to open on Christmas morning. Although ADEC celebrates holidays in the group homes and marks the day with a special meal and decorations, staff avoid purchasing presents for some clients and not others.
The clients provide a Wish List of three items, ranging from romance novels and fuzzy pink flamingos to car calendars and magazine subscriptions. Individuals, churches, businesses and schools from Elkhart and St. Joseph counties stepped up this year to adopt each of the 85 ADEC clients on the Wish List.