‘Tis the season to think of others! Help with our 2016 Holiday Gift Drive

Dear Friends,

 ‘Tis the season....for giving to those who would normally not receive.

 Each holiday season, The Arc of the Triangle reaches out to over 100 children and adults with developmental disabilities by determining their needs and requests and providing them with a gift. Some of theses individual will not receive a thing if not for this simple gesture.

Often, these individuals request only essential items such as socks, comforters, coats, and other simple necessities and that we sometimes take for granted. One simple gift can make a better holiday for someone. 

Every year individuals, local companies, and faith communities have generously supported this effort. We will gladly welcome new supporters to this program as we find there are more people in need this year than ever. We are requesting $40 or a gift for each person on our list.

If you can help us spread extra holiday cheer this year by adding one or more of these people to your gift list or giving tree, please call Jennifer at The Arc of the Triangle at 919-942-5119, x139 or send an email.

You may be assigned names and gift ideas, or you can mail us a check made payable to The Arc of the Triangle with a notation “Holiday Gift Drive 2016” in the memo line. Monetary donations need to be received at The Arc by Wednesday, November 30, 2016 and gift donations by Friday, December 9th. The deadlines are early to ensure gifts are purchased and wrapped, ready for a timely delivery. If your organization needs more time to get your donation together, please call the office to arrange a special date.

We stress these need to be new gifts. We also request that you not wrap gifts.

However, we will happily accept donations of gift boxes, wrapping paper, ribbon, and tape.

For over 17 years, the Arc has proudly held our annual Holiday Gift Drive and we hope to provide gifts to everyone on our list. During the hectic holiday season, we tend to forgot there are people out there who can not afford even the basic needs for life. Therefore, getting a head start now will mean a even more good cheer during the holidays.

We hope you will join us in spreading some holiday cheer! Thank you in advance for your support for the individuals from The Arc of the Triangle!

Happy Holidays!

The Wish List Elves

(The Staff and Board of The Arc of the Triangle)

 

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