From humble beginnings come great things.

Our founder, Charles Dosmann had a clear vision. In 1971, when Charles identified a need within the local manufacturing community, he knew that he had to take action. With a small inheritance, Charles formed Dec-O-Art from a small grocery store. Since its inception, Dec-O-Art has been proudly based in Elkhart, Indiana.

“We know what it’s like to build success from the ground up,” said Madison, CSR at Dec-O-Art. “So naturally, we wanted to share our success and help the community by supporting a cause that was important to us.”

Throughout 2021, Dec-O-Art plans to donate to various charities within the community. With a unanimous decision, Dec-O-Art chose Crossroads New Start Home as the first recipient of their 50th Anniversary donations for 2021.

“We are a transitional home for domestic abuse victims, established to help re-acclimate women into society and rebuilding their life skills so they can learn to live successfully and independently,” Michelle, founder of the Crossroads New Start Home said.

“Nobody likes to be called a victim,” Michelle continued. “A lot of people don’t want to admit they are being abused. At Crossroads New Start Home, we provide something that a lot of other places don’t. We provide job training, an opportunity to rebuild a life and reaffirm the belief in oneself, teaching women how to get out and stay out of abusive situations and this generous donation came at just the right time for us.”  

“Naturally, our thoughts turn to those who are affected by the quarantine and might be ‘stuck’ in a bad situation. It‘s our privilege not only to support the Crossroads New Start Home but to also shine a spotlight on the incredibly unfortunate reality of domestic abuse. We want everyone to know that help is out there. You don’t have to stay in a situation that’s unhealthy for you,” said Tessa, Prepress Manager at Dec-O-Art.

To learn more and help, visit www.crossroads.online/newstart