The Arc of the Triangle is closing out 2019 with a feeling of gratitude for all of our families, supporters and friends like you. I think of The Arc as a family when I look at all the ways The Arc touches the lives of children and adults with disabilities right here in our community. I am writing to ask that you consider an end of year gift in support of the great work The Arc does. The Arc has been around since the 1950s, started by parents for the love of their children. Over 60 years later we are a leader in services, support and advocacy.
We have so many stories of success and support of the individuals we serve. For example, Robert P. – who after he successfully completed his Project SEE summer internship at PPD Pharmaceuticals was offered a permanent position. His job is going great! Robert said this about The Arc: “The Arc is a great place to go if you feel like giving up because all your attempts have failed. They will work with you and try to find you a job regardless of your disability so you can work at your own speed.”
Ricky and Ali, students of our Cooking and Nutrition Class are learning self-sufficiency while having fun. They participated in our Annual Cook Off and won for their Baked Puerto Rican Rice with Smoked Sausage dish.
The Arc of the Triangle is conducting its end of year giving campaign to ensure the future of our programs and events that so many children and adults enjoy. As you decide how your donor dollars can do the most help please think of the hundreds of other individuals that The Arc serves. We have enclosed a form and envelope for your convenience, or visit our website.
Our board of directors and staff would like to wish you the merriest of holiday seasons! And best wishes for a Happy New Year.
Jennifer Pfaltzgraff, Executive Director
Give Me Wings to Fly!
The Arc also proudly hosts events for the entire community. Wings for Autism® is an air travel training event for kids and adults with autism and other developmental disabilities. Matt was one of our participants this year. Along with the other families, he went through ticketing, a real TSA line, and boarded a Delta Airlines brand new Airbus A320. Once everyone boarded the plane, the senior flight attendant went over the safety guidelines. It felt like the real deal. But then the real magic happened. Those engines started up and the pilot announced we would be “taking off” and the plane taxi’d around the airport’s 5000+ acres for a half hour. The response was amazing! Our participants did not want it to end.
One mom emailed after the program and said this: “The happiest man on the planet arrived home yesterday after a spectacular outing to RDU. Matt’s face almost broke, he was smiling so broadly and it stayed that way until bedtime. The only down side, as far as I can tell, was that it was over. Matt could have stayed forever. Thanks so much to you and all of the folks who made this wonderful event happen. It was right up there with a big lottery win.”
We agree! With your help- we will be hosting Wings for Autism every year!
Your Help Counts!
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