Giving Tuesday is a Global Generosity Movement!

GIVING TUESDAY is on Tuesday, December 3rd this year and if you are in the holiday spirit and are considering donating, please donate to The Arc of Southington here.

Every time The Arc receives a donation you are helping us support people with intellectual and developmental disabilities along with their families.

Our agency is committed to providing advocacy, education, information, and an array of quality and individualized support to people of all ages in the community. Our vision is for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities to feel empowered and live the lives they choose.

 

Thank you for considering the important work we do and for caring about others!
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Support Us When You Shop at AMAZON This Holiday Season


The holidays are coming fast and furious and many of you already started shopping at Amazon.com for deep discounts and deals, an
d we don’t blame you.

We don’t think anyone quite offers Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals like Amazon, so make sure you don’t miss out on those shopping days either.

If Amazon is always your go-to website for the holiday season, then we encourage you to shop through AmazonSmile, because every purchase you make there, instantly helps us. We are so grateful that Amazon continues to give back!

Here’s how it works:
1. Visit: https://smile.amazon.com/
2. Select The Arc of Southington as your charitable organization.
3. Now shop away (just like normal).
4. At checkout, Amazon will donate 0.5% of all of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to The Arc of Southington.

It’s as simple as that, and we would love your support.

Happy Shopping & Happy Holidays!

Thank you as always, from all of us at The Arc.

There’s A New Car Show in Town & We’re Happy to Announce It’s Being Held By Us!

On Saturday, September 21st from 10 AM – 2 PM, The Arc of Southington is holding its First Annual Car, Truck & Bike Show at the Southington Drive-In on 995 Meriden Waterbury Tpke.

 

IT’S A DAY PACKED WITH FUN FOR THE FAMILY!
There will be food, ice cream, vendors, and Valentine the Clown will be there from 12-2 PM with face painting and balloon making. Then, dance to some great music by DJ Doug & JoAnn, and be sure to enter our 50/50 raffle.

Plus, the first 100 SHOW CARS get a special goody bag! 

All proceeds benefit The Arc’s programs that support advocacy, recreation and other services to individuals with developmental disabilities and their families.

FREE GENERAL ADMISSION * PARTICIPANT ADMISSION $10

It’s not too late to mail in your Vendor & Sponsor Form

Our 2019 Variety Show -WE LOVE THE 80s – May Have Been The Best One Yet!

We want to thank our sponsors for hosting such a special event and we certainly want to thank our self-advocacy group, A New Way, for creating and running such a wonderful show.

We are thrilled that so many members of our community joined in on the fun, as well as some of The Arc staff. We could not have done this show without these incredibly talented and dedicated team of individuals.

Take a peek at all of this amazing talent in one room…

Statewide Nonprofit Advocacy Day

I AM ESSENTIAL was this theme for this year’s Statewide Nonprofit Advocacy Day that took place at the Legislative Office Building in Hartford, Connecticut on April 10, 2019.

The Arc was proud to participate with 18 individuals that were there to show support and to tell policymakers to keep protecting essential community services.

The Arc is hoping to help stop proposed budget cuts that could significantly impact the required funds needed to keep our organization’s important services available to the community.

 

WE WANT TO THANK EVERYONE FOR COMING AND FOR THE SUPPORT.

WE KNOW EACH AND EVERY ONE OF YOU IS ESSENTIAL!

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Thank You, Sponsors!

 

The Arc is so grateful to receive donations from so many wonderful organizations like The Community Foundation of Greater New Britain and The Southington Knights of Columbus.

With our sponsors’ contributions and help, we are able to support and maintain our important programs and services. 

Thanks to The Community Foundation of Greater New Britain, A New Way is able to host their annual variety show in 2019. This year’s theme is We Love The 80’s

The show will be held at the Plantsville Congregational Church on Sunday, June 2nd from 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM. Read more.

Thank You To All Of Our Sponsors!

Emerald City Dinner Dance

The Arc of Southington is proud to announce our 27th Annual Fundraiser, the Emerald City Dinner Dance. The event will take place at The Aqua Turf Club located in the beautiful Wagon Room on Saturday, March 23, 2019.

Eat, drink, and dance in Emerald City and take part in this magical night to help support our important programs that serve individuals with developmental disabilities.

We appreciate every single donation and we want to make sure you enjoy this night, so we can show our heartfelt appreciation for your support. We have a fun photo booth, complimentary beer and wine, and much more!

Click here to learn more and buy tickets online.

The Arc is Ready to Expand & Breaks Ground in a Special Ceremony

It was a special day on Tuesday, October 30, 2018, at The Arc of Southington. A Groundbreaking Ceremony was held to celebrate the build-out and remodeling of the organization’s headquarters.

New offices are scheduled to be built along with expansions to existing offices. Furthermore, interior updates will be completed and a new shed for extra storage will be located in the back of the building alongside additional parking spaces.

This project will make working at The Arc much better for our employees, as well as make it much easier for people to visit our location. We are so thrilled and honored to be recognized for the important work we do.

We would like to thank Senator Joe Markley, Representative Rob Samson, and Representative John Fusco for their support and for providing an official Citation from The State of Connecticut.

We would like to thank The Main Street Community Foundation as they presented our CEO, Sandra Amato, with a check for $75,000 to put towards the project.

And we send a special thanks to our Board President, Walter Rice, and to all of The Arc staff for being a part of this wonderful day.

We are so thankful for everyone’s contribution and support!