Jimmy’s Story

The Arc of the Triangle wants to give you a glimpse into Jimmy’s amazing life. The Arc is asking for your financial support to ensure our ability to continue to support Jimmy and the hundreds of kids and adults with disabilities that The Arc of the Triangle serves.

Jimmy is known as one of the most confident and expressive participants supported by The Arc of the Triangle. However, he hasn’t always been that way. Jimmy used to spend his days at home, letting his limited verbal skills hinder his potential. He went years without interacting with anyone outside of his family, until he was connected with The Arc of the Triangle.

Fast-forward to today, and you will find Jimmy volunteering at Meals on Wheels, lending a hand at the Food Bank, exercising with his walking club at Crabtree Valley Mall, competing in a bowling league and eating lunch with friends at the senior center. At the age of 66, Jimmy is more active and social than ever. “Jimmy is meeting new people, going out into the community with confidence…he’s making friends” says Michelle Foy, Community Programs Director.

Thanks to our Supported Retirement Program, a therapeutic community service, Jimmy was able to return to society with pride, self-esteem and independence. His family is in awe of his progress. Especially to start his day with The Arc.

He’s meeting new people, going out into the community with confidence…he’s making friends.

Supported Retirement is just one of our many community programs and events. We are happy to provide this and other social opportunities for children and adults with disabilities. To learn more about our other programs and upcoming events visit arctriangle.org.

The Arc of the Triangle is conducting its end of year giving campaign to keep its vital programs strong. Please support The Arc with your gift.
Thank you and Happy Holidays,
Jennifer Pfaltzgraff
Executive Director
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