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The County of DuPage
Wheaton, Illinois

Press Release

Contact Information: Elizabeth Walker (630) 784-4260

Monday, November 1, 2021

DuPage Care Center Seeks Holiday Donations for Residents

The DuPage Care Center is inviting the community to help make the holidays brighter for residents of the Care Center through the Adopt-A-Resident program. The Adopt-A-Resident program allows members of the community to provide much-needed items for residents during the holiday season.

When a community member adopts a resident, he or she will receive information about the resident, including gender, age, and up to five items they would like. Gift requests average about $50 in value, and include items such as personal care products, gifts cards, and clothes.

Items can be brought – unwrapped – to the DuPage Care Center by Dec. 6. Gifts will be wrapped and distributed to the residents during holiday parties throughout the month of December.

“COVID-19 restrictions mean we may not be able to celebrate the holidays as we’d like to. But thanks to the support and generosity from our community, we hope to bring the magic of the holidays to Care Center residents,” said Health and Human Services Committee Chairwoman Julie Renehan.

Gifts can also be purchased from the Care Center’s Amazon Wishlist. These items are used to fill additional resident needs. The wishlist can be found at https://a.co/32Amq0j. Items purchased from the wishlist should be sent to DuPage Care Center c/o Wishlist 2021, 400 N. County Farm Road, Wheaton, IL 60187. Members of the community can also provide monetary donations to the DuPage Care Center Foundation. 

Anyone interested in adopting a resident should contact Elizabeth Walker at (630) 784-4260 or elizabeth.walker@dupageco.org. The DuPage Care Center is grateful for the generous support of the community, which makes holiday dreams a reality for the residents.