You add color into the lives of the people we serve, so we’re going to add some color to yours.
We realize that not everyone owns a bike, so we are excited to bring back the Color Our World event. This one-mile walk/run through Middlebury Community Schools’ campus is fully accessible to both wheelchairs and strollers.
Why a color run/walk? It’s metaphorical, really. Although ADEC receives fees for service from Medicaid, that money only provides the essentials for the people we serve. For example, Medicaid funding pays for one roundtrip per day. If an individual we serve has a doctor’s appointment, that counts as their one roundtrip. But that appointment only lasts an hour, maybe two. What now? If ADEC operated only on government funding, that individual would be forced to sit at home for the rest of the day, twiddling their thumbs.
But that’s not how ADEC works. At ADEC, we believe individuals deserve a life of choice and possibility. After our individuals go to their doctor’s appointment, we will take them to their job at ADEC Industries or to one of our five day service locations, where they can learn new skills and catch up with friends.
While ADEC receives government funding, it only provides the basics for our clients. It is the generous donations that help our clients live full, colorful lives. You are making unfunded programs, like Summer Camp and guardianship, possible.
Plus, the color powder will make for some really cool pictures to post on Instagram and Facebook.
Sign up today. Your registration fee includes a white (well, it won’t be white for long) T-shirt, a packet of color powder, and food at the finish line — because you earned it.