Raising awareness of intellectual & developmental disabilities while raising funds for The Arc Alliance, which serves individuals with different abilities. Looking for a great night out with family, friends, work group, valued customers? This is a great opportunity to enjoy a game, reward clients or staff and help raise awareness of various abilities while simultaneously supporting The Arc Alliance! It's a win-win-win! Hopefully the Phillies will win too!!! Please join us for The Arc Alliance Night at Citizens Bank Park on Monday, August 18, 2014 when the Phillies host the Seattle Mariners at 7:05 pm. When purchasing your tickets please use this website: www.phillies.com/arc We have seats reserved in Outfield (section 101-107), Pavilion (section 201-205) and the Terrace Deck (section 430-434). Remember the promotion code [...]
So a few days ago a staff member told me a how her spouse was told where his blood was going as he was donating. He was excited to know that quickly that he was making an impact! It made me think about where my donated blood had gone and if I would ever know. Funny thing, a few day's later I received the following in the mail from The American Red Cross. I'm wondering did anyone else receive a notification like this? If so let us know where your donation ended up! Click where did your blood go to see where my blood ended up.
Many people think that donating blood is a nice thing, but just can't be bothered with taking the time to go and donate. Truth be told I had the same thought. It's not often that someone donates and gets immediate feed back on who their donation will impact. However, at our third blood drive on June 14th one donor Frank Haas, spouse of Karen a staff at The Arc Alliance, was told that his donation was going directly to CHOP and will be given to an infant in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. As I mentioned On June 14th CHOP's Neonatal Intensive Care Unit needed Blood for a premature baby! On that same morning, The Arc Alliance hosted our 3rd blood drive, where Frank [...]
Rep. Gene Digirolamo with Tim and Carol Lawrence On April 9th 2013 in Harrisburg Pennsylvania as part of The Arc of Pa's SAGA day Representative Gene Digirolamo was presented with the legislator of the year award. This is an annual award presented to the legislator who has made significant advancements for individuals with disabilities. Tim Lawrence, a volunteer with The Arc Alliance was invited to assist in presenting Representative Gene Digirolamo of Buck’s County with the legislator of the year award from The Arc of Pennsylvania. Tim is an energetic young man who is outgoing and enjoys being with people. Tim has Downs syndrome but does not feel like it defines or limits him. He feels that is but just one aspect of who [...]
Help the Arc Alliance raise funds and awarness by playing a little soccer. Link through and see if you want to be the first to make a pass, shoot on framemake or score a goal! Crowdfunding
2012 Minor league Home run Derby Benefiting Berk’s County United Way and Partner Organizations Like The Arc Alliance Advocacy Services!
On July 10, 2012 the R-Phills hosted the first ever home run derby for a minor league. They did an outstanding job making this inaugural event very family friendly and very R-Phills! The proceeds of the event will go to The United Way of Berks County which in turn helps several non-profit organizations like The Arc Alliance Advocacy Services. We were also provided the opportunity to present The Arc Alliance Advocacy Services in several ways. First through an autograph session prior to the event and then when our hitter Mark Sobolewski of the Blue Jay's minor league team represented us as he hit home runs! Dan Mc Auliffe and Will Camilleri, represented The Arc Alliance Advocacy Services by accompining Mark up to the plate and [...]
On Saturday May 12th, The Arc Alliance co-sponsored a rally with Shared Support “Broken Promises to Moms – Rally for the Crisis.” Christine Martin – board member and president of Shared Support with her staff, did a great job recruiting speakers and getting folks out to the rally. Pat from The Arc Alliance, was outstanding as she opened the event and introducing each speaker. Several Moms’ spoke to the crowd of over 275 as did Senator Bob Mensch. There were many exciting moments, however, two of the rally highlights were the spontaneous chants from the crowd, “No More Cuts” and the impassioned open-mic time at the end of the event, where many individuals and family members spoke from their heart. Wish you all could [...]
Presents Planning for Your Special Needs Loved One Thursday, May 10, 20126:30 - 8 pmNewtown Library201 Bishop Hollow Road, Newtown SquarePresented by:Dennis C. McAndrews, Esq.McAndrews Law Offices Pat Bergmaier, CFP, LUTC MetLife Center for Special Needs Planning Ginny Koehler PLAN (Planned Lifetime Assistance Network) of PA RSVP to Roe DeLuca by Monday, May 7 at 610-687-4249 or email@example.com - View the Flyer here Estate Planning For Families in 2012 - Pitfalls of Gridlock in Washington By: Dennis C. McAndrews, Esquire If Congress and the President do not reach an agreement in 2012 to extend or modify the existing Federal Estate Tax Threshold of 5 million dollars per person and 10 million dollars per couple, the threshold [...]
Governor Corbett’s budget affects those who through no fault of their own, are the most vulnerable children and adults with intellectual disabilities! While the proposed budget call...s for an increase of 3.9% for State Centers/Institutions Governor Corbett is cutting over $146 million of support and services for families! Follow the link for more details on this critical and strategic event! Link to The Arc Alliance Events Page for this and other upcoming events!
In support of families and local providers of services to families and individuals with special needs, we are posting this letter to the editor from David H. Crosson, CEO Indian Creek Foundation. Join us on May 12th at 10am on the steps of the Doylestown Courthouse as The Arc Alliance and other providers and families rally to bring visability to this issue! Letter to the Editor Recently Governor Corbett released his budget for the fiscal year that starts July 1, 2012. The budget he is proposing reduces funding in seven areas of human services by 20 percent each. While we understand the need to manage a tight budget, the Governor’s proposal places a disproportionate share of the cuts on those who are the most [...]