In a time crunch getting ready for the holidays? Behind on your wrapping? Want to donate to a great organization that supports people with developmental disabilities? You're in luck! Wayne ARC staff and individuals we serve will be stationed at Peebles in Newark tomorrow and Saturday (12/15-12/16) from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. wrapping gifts. Thanks to Peebles, all wrapping will be free with donations appreciated. All proceeds will go to the Arc of Wayne Foundation so we can better serve the people we support in our communities.
Please consider donating to this great cause, and get some of your holiday gift wrapping taken care of! We look forward to seeing you there.
Join us today as we ROC the Day for Roosevelt Children's Center! In this 24-hour online fundraiser, you can make a difference in the lives of children at RCC. So far, we have raised more than $800, and we are hoping to increase that to at least $1,000. Thank you to all of our supporters and to everyone who believes in our mission of helping all children both with and without developmental and intellectual disabilities from ages birth to five.
Visit www.roctheday.org/rooseveltchildrenscenter to donate and show your support! Check out the video below to learn more.
Mitchell was trying to be silly when he got his picture taken, but we got a little smile out of him! Share a smile with someone on this great Monday!
Happy Monday, everyone! Today is the first day of our new Story and a Smile campaign for Roosevelt Children's Center, and we just wanted to give you an overview of the project. For the next few weeks, we will be posting a photo of a smiling RCC student to brighten everyone's day. Please feel free to visit our Facebook page, and share the posts.
The goal of this campaign is to increase the number of smiles we see in the world. And what better way to share a smile than sharing one of a happy kid? We hope you enjoy these photos and share a smile with our happy students.
This was Wayne ARC's first time attending the popular Trunk or Treat at Lyons Community Center, and we had a blast! Despite a few rain drops later in the afternoon, we had so much fun handing out footballs and candy to all of the local children who came dressed in awesome costumes.
We decided to decorate our agency van with a football tailgate theme in mind. Of course, we had a little fun with some of the parents and kids who came by wanting to test their Wayne ARC footballs out with a game of catch. This was a great way to meet people in the community and show everyone who Wayne ARC is. We hope to see more people next year!
Roosevelt Children's Center hosted its annual fall festival for all of the children during school. It was a fun way to go outside and play with all of their friends in a safe and structured environment.
Activities included playing in hay, tractor rides and petting small farm animals. The weather ended up being perfect to enjoy all of the outdoor fun.
Thank you to the Rochester Area Community Foundation for all of your hard work to make our communities better places. Wayne ARC was awarded grant money from the Wayne County Community Endowment for two new shredders that will increase business in Key Industries and help the individuals we serve be more productive in their jobs. We sincerely appreciate the support and funding from this group of dedicated and generous people.
Our annual Open House and Book Fair was a huge hit this year. Students were able to take their family and friends through school and show everyone their classrooms. The Scholastic Book Fair raised more than $1,000 in free books for the children of Roosevelt this year. Thank you to everyone who supported us!
Jessica Blondell, our Community Relations Specialist, writes all of our blog posts to keep everyone who supports Wayne ARC up-to-date with what the agency is doing in the community. Enjoy!