The air is crisp today, and the changing of the seasons is bringing us closer to the holidays. With the economic effects of COVID-19 having a disproportionate effect on individuals and families served by The Arc Alliance, we are anticipating a surge in support requests. I am writing to you today to request your support this holiday season. Every dollar counts and we need your contribution to make a difference in the life of individuals with a disability.
COVID-19 has taken so much from the individuals we serve, and their families. Day programs were closed, virtual Early Intervention services have increased stress among parents and caregivers, and adult clients in independent living have been cut off from family and friends due to the no visitation policies.
This increased isolation and caregiver burn out is something I am too familiar with, as I also am a parent to a young child with a disability and complex medical needs. The mission of The Arc Alliance, “ensuring valued life experiences expected by all”, is close to my heart. It is something I consider in my daily work while trying to raise funds to support the lives of the most vulnerable in your community.
I had the incredible opportunity to meet with several of our families we serve. They shared their stories about how The Arc Alliance has helped them and why donations are important. I encourage you to watch this brief video to learn a little bit more about the work we do for your fellow community members.
Without the support of our community members, like you, we simply do not have the resources to continue care during these unprecedented times. Will you open your heart this holiday season and donate? It will positively impact the life of an individual in need and will help our stars twinkle a little brighter.
Thank you for your continued support and time.
Happy Holidays and New Year!
P.S. We can’t do it without your help. Make your online gift today at our Ways to Give page – To have your gift matched by your employer, use our federal identification number 31-1592548