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Fundraising

2023 Virtual Run/Walk/Rolls to a Close

This year’s virtual Run/Walk/Roll fundraiser spanned the entire month of May and raised over $6000 for The Arc of Delaware. Five people created personal fundraising teams whose members ran 5K or walked/rolled 1K to show their support. Congratulations to all the participants and a big thanks to everyone who rewarded them with donations. We also […]

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Grants

Crestlea Foundation Supports Outreach

The Arc of Delaware greatly appreciates the Crestlea Foundation award of $20,000 in support of the Case Management project within our Outreach program. Although many agencies provide some level of case management, none of them meet all the needs of individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD). The Arc of Delaware strives to fill in […]

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Fundraising

Thank you, BNY Mellon!

A huge thanks to the BNY Mellon Mid-Atlantic Charitable Trusts Committee, which awarded a grant for $15,000 to The Arc of Delaware in support of our Employment program and services. This program is committed to increasing the employment rate of adults with IDD for financial stability, community integration, enhanced self-esteem and a daily sense of […]

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Social

St. Patrick Day Dances

Twas a very lucky night for “Irish” dancers at The Arc of Delaware dances held at both Dover and New Castle venues on March 17, 2023. In addition to good music and good friends, volunteers from the Dover Century Club provided delicious refreshments to the attendees in Dover. As usual, March birthdays were recognized and […]

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Social

February Dances

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 […]

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Social

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 […]

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Education

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 […]

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Education

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 […]

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Fundraising

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 […]

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Social

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 […]