‘Tis the season....for giving to those who would normally not receive.
Each holiday season, The Arc of Wake County would reach out to over 100 individuals 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. Now, as The Arc of the Triangle we are able to reach even more individuals throughout Wake, Durham, and Orange Counties
The people we help provide gifts to include Triangle residents whom The Arc directly serves and friends from The O’Berry Center. The O’Berry Center, located in Goldsboro, North Carolina is a state-operated residential resource for approximately 350 people with developmental disabilities. Most of these adults have severely and profoundly developmentally disabilities and need 24 hour staff support. During this time of giving and good intentions, everyone needs some holiday cheer and these adults with disabilities should be no exception.
Often, these individuals request only essential items such as socks, shoes, coats, and other simple necessities and that we sometimes take for granted. One simple gift could make the difference between a better holiday for someone or the unhappy prospect of getting nothing. During this time of year, we all feel a little bit closer and need to come together to help those who are less fortunate.
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 $30 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 832-2660, x135. 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 2014” in the memo line. Monetary donations need to be received at The Arc by Friday, November 21, and gift donations by Friday, December 5. 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 request that you not wrap gifts. And we stress these need to be new gifts. However, we will happily accept donations of gift boxes, wrapping paper, ribbon, and tape; or volunteers who are willing to help wrap and deliver gifts.
For over 10 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 and The O’Berry Center!
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