This month welcomed several hundred familiar faces to the The Arc of Delaware dances, held in Dover on February 15th and in New Castle on February 25th. In Dover, a Valentine’s Day theme prevailed. DJ Lori T. got the group hopping with popular music. We also wished several attendees happy February birthday! A big thanks […]
Dancing in the New Year
The Arc of Delaware held its first dances of the new year on January 20th, 2023. In addition to the monthly Mid-Del dance in Dover, we were able to host a parallel dance in New Castle–same date and time, different venue and DJ. In Dover, more than 200 friends were happy to see each other […]
Life Conference 2023
The annual LIFE Conference is a joint effort of many Delaware organizations that support person with disabilities and their families. In 2023, The Arc of Delaware was a silver sponsor of this event, held virtually on January 18-19. With a focus on issues regarding legislation, independence, families and education, the conference offered attendees an opportunity […]
MLK DAY CELEBRATION
On January 16, 2023 The Arc of Delaware hosted a day of service honoring the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Over 50 residents of neighborhood homes in Delaware, along with staff members and volunteers gathered at the Oasis church in Newark, DE to learn about Dr. King and his nonviolent struggle for civil […]
Annual Appeal Success
Our Annual Appeal, which ran for 6 weeks at the end of 2022, surpassed expectations! Thanks to the generous spirit of new and recurring donors, we’ve exceeded last year’s contributions by more than 15% so far. A big THANK YOU to all the donors for supporting our mission. Your year-end gift will help strengthen our […]
Happy Holidays Dance 2022
The Arc of Delaware’s final dance of the year was filled with good tidings and cheer! Over 250 guests, many dressed in festive attire, celebrated with music played by the ever-popular DJ Lori! In between songs, DJ Lori also teased the audience that surprise guests would be arriving soon. Shortly thereafter, Disney tunes started playing […]
Thank you, Morris Nichols
A very big thanks to Morris Nichols Arsht &Tunnell LLP for its $20,000 award to The Arc of Delaware in support of its mission. We will use these funds to continue protecting the rights and promoting the inclusion of people with IDD in the community throughout their lifetimes.
Thank you, Chichester duPont Foundation
A huge thank you to the Chichester duPont Foundation for awarding $25,000 to The Arc of Delaware in support of our outreach program. These funds will be used to improve availability, accessibility, affordability and sustainability of services to individuals with IDD that address concerns with safety, health and well-being.
Thank you, BTL Foundation
Thank you to Bangalore T. Lakshman (BTL) Foundation for awarding a $1000 mini-grant to The Arc of Delaware for its employment program. We will use these funds to continue providing training, jobs and support to people with IDD in the community.
Hidden Heroes on the Job
Chesapeake Utilities Corporation, an energy delivery company headquartered in Dover, DE, actively values its diverse workforce. In 2014, Vice President Stacie Roberts contacted The Arc of Delaware to inquire about hiring local individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities to fill job opportunities for scanning and other administrative work needed by the Corporate Governance team. The […]