Here at ADC, we believe we have a responsibility to help others, whether they are local, national, or international. As a company, we dedicate our time and resources towards the goal of bettering the world we live in. From our partnership with the AHRC in providing employment for adults with disabilities, to direct financial support, through our cause-branded products, to the American Cancer Society and Els for Autism, to medical supply donations to organizations like AmeriCares and Project Hope, our social responsibility programs reach all corners of the globe.
AHRC of Suffolk County
AHRC Suffolk provides opportunities to more than 2,500 individuals with developmental disabilities of all ages and their families. Their school, adult programs, community residences, and on- and off-premises employment opportunities provide a comprehensive range of programs and services, delivered by an experienced, caring staff. The aim of AHRC's work has been to offer individuals day-to-day living that is as rich, absorbing, and rewarding as possible.
The ADC and AHRC Partnership
We work closely with the AHRC to train disabled adults and employ them in one of the many opportunities reserved for individuals with such disabilities. We maintain at least 25% of the total production staffing in our Hauppauge, New York, facility for AHRC-placed employees in various departments, including quality control, production, warehouse, and shipping. This allows us to keep jobs in the U.S. while helping local adults find sustainable employment.
Every year, ADC participates in all of AHRC's fundraising efforts, including their Golf Classic and Candlelight Ball, to raise funds to help the AHRC continue its work. We've been a fundraiser for AHRC for several years and our CEO, Marc Blitstein, serves on the board of directors and was the founding president of their Foundation. Over the years, we've raised more than $250,000 for AHRC.
We recently celebrated twenty-five years of employing the intellectually disabled. Read more about how the program started here. To learn more about AHRC Suffok, visit their website at www.ahrcsuffolk.org.
American Cancer Society
About the American Cancer Society
For more than 100 years, the American Cancer Society (ACS) has worked relentlessly to save lives and create a world with less cancer. Together with millions of our supporters worldwide, they help people stay well and get well, find cures, and fight back against cancer.
The ADC and ACS Partnership
ADC has supported the American Cancer society in different ways over the years. We've donated supplies, raised donations, and in 2008 offered a limited-edition pink stethoscope that benefited the American Cancer Society, resulting in a donation of $10,000 that helped fund cancer research and outreach programs for cancer patients and their families. In the years since our original cause marketing project, we've developed a full line of breast cancer awareness themed products across multiple product lines. Today, we donate 10% of the selling price from these products to ACS in support of their fight against breast cancer.
View all of our breast cancer awareness themed products here. To learn more about the American Cancer Society, visit www.cancer.org.
Els for Autism
About Els for Autism
Els for Autism was established in 2009 by Ernie and Liezl Els to focus on the issue of autism. The foundation is committed to better understanding the aspirations of people with autism spectrum disorder and helping them to fulfill their potential to lead positive, productive and rewarding lives.
The ADC and Els for Autism Partnership
In 2014, ADC developed a line of professional grade aneroid sphygmomanometers featuring the globally recognized symbol of autism – puzzle pieces. Today, we donate 10% of the selling price from these products to Els for Austims towards the Els Center for Excellence which provides therapy and education for hundreds of children.
View all of our autism awareness themed products here. To learn more about the Els for Austism, visit www.elsforautism.com.
AmeriCares is a nonprofit disaster relief and humanitarian aid organization which provides immediate response to emergency medical needs – and supports long-term humanitarian assistance programs – for all people around the world, irrespective of race, creed or political persuasion. ADC is proud to support their work with ongoing donations of core diagnostic instruments, including thermometers, blood pressure gauges, and stethoscopes. For more information about AmeriCares, visit www.americares.org.
Since 1958, Project HOPE has been delivering essential medicines and supplies, health expertise and medical training to respond to disaster, prevent disease, promote wellness and save lives around the globe.ADC is proud to support their work with ongoing donations of core diagnostic instruments. For more information about Project HOPE, visit www.projecthope.org
Toys for Tots
The U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program collects new, unwrapped toys during October, November, and December each year, and distribute those toys as Christmas gifts to less fortunate children in the community in which the campaign is conducted. The primary goal of Toys for Tots is to deliver, through these toys, a message of hope to less fortunate youngsters that will assist them in becoming responsible, productive, patriotic citizens. Every winter, ADC runs a toy collection to donate to this effort. For more information on Toys for Tots, visit www.toysfortots.org.
Harry Chapin Food Bank, Long Island Cares, Inc.
Long Island Cares provides emergency food where and when it is needed, sponsors programs that help families achieve self-sufficiency, and educates the general public about the causes and consequences of hunger on Long Island. Every summer ADC collects cans and non-perishables for Long Island Cares, Inc. For more information, visit www.licares.org.