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The County of DuPage
Wheaton, Illinois

Press Release

Contact Information: Evan Shields (630) 407-6022

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

DuPage Care Center Seeking Holiday Donations for Residents

This holiday season, donors can simply click a button and brighten the holidays for DuPage Care Center residents.

Care Center staff and residents created a new Amazon Wish List which offers a variety of different items the residents wish for this holiday season.

The list builds upon the success of the Care Center’s annual Adopt-A-Resident program, which provides donors with individuals’ wish lists for the holidays. This year, all the participating residents have been matched with donors. 

“When we reached out to those who donated to the Adopt-A-Resident program last year, we got a tremendous response, and we were able to find donations for all our residents on that list,” said Health and Human Services Chairman Bob Larsen. “We wanted to provide another opportunity for anyone else who may be interested in donating.”

The DuPage Care Center Wish List can be found at www.amazon.com/gp/registry/wishlist/?ie=UTF8&cid=A381GFML2H3JD5 or by visiting Amazon and searching “DuPage Care Center” under the Find a List or Registry option.

Donations are also being accepted for the Care Center’s general wish list. These much-needed items are distributed to residents in need. A full list of those items can be found at www.dupageco.org/Care_Center/53790.  And the Center is also accepting donations for the Holiday fund to offset the cost of decorations and special activities for the residents. Donations may be dropped off at the reception desk between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. daily, made online at www.dupageco.org/dpccfoundation or via check payable to the DuPage Care Center Foundation and mailed to 400 N. County Farm Road, Wheaton, IL.

Additionally, the Care Center is looking for any community groups interested in caroling to the residents or donating homemade cards or crafts.  A full list of volunteering opportunities is available at www.dupageco.org/Care_Center/53790.

“We are grateful for the generous support our community has shown for the residents of the Care Center. Their donations are making the residents’ holiday dreams a reality,” Larsen said. 

For more information on any of these opportunities, please visit the website at www.dupageco.org/dpcc or contact Barbara Kolton in the Volunteer office at (630) 784-4260 or Barbara.Kolton@dupageco.org.