Heart & Home Capital Campaign

The Arc of Alachua County is excited to announce that its Heart & Home Capital Campaign is halfway to its fundraising goal of $150,000. With the help of campaign co-chairs John & Sheila Spence and Tom & Joan Rothrock, the completion of construction on the Glen Springs Group Home for aging clients with developmental disabilities is fast becoming a reality.

While we are excited about where we are, we still need $75,000 to meet our goal. We need all ‘Friends of Arc’ to make a gift today to the ‘Heart & Home Capital Campaign.’ If everyone reading this message right now gave $250 to the campaign, we would obliterate our fundraising goal tomorrow. Remember, all gifts to the Heart & Home Capital Campaign are tax-deductible and will be directed to the Glen Springs Group Home in NW Gainesville.

Checks should be made payable to ‘The Arc of Alachua County, Inc.’ with the phrase ‘Heart & Home’ in the memo line. Mail the check to Dr. Mark Johnson, Development Director, The Arc of Alachua County, 3303 NW 83rd St., Gainesville, Florida, 32606. If you want to pay with credit card, click on the orange DONATE NOW button. Thank you for helping our aging clients with developmental disabilities ‘age in place’ with dignity and honor.

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Mission

The Arc of Alachua County is a community based organization committed to providing a continuum of exemplary services, supports, and advocacy to assure that people with developmental disabilities can enjoy respect and dignity and be full participants in the community.

Who Is The Arc?

The Arc of Alachua County is a community based organization committed to providing a continuum of exemplary services, supports, and advocacy to assure that people with developmental disabilities can enjoy respect and dignity and be full participants in the community.

Who Is The Arc

The Arc has a rich history spanning 60 years and marked by accomplishment. We continue to carry out the mission and vision of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, as well as their parents and siblings.

Over the last 60 years, The Arc has grown and adapted to the changes that people with disabilities face across their life span. Through the decades, The Arc has seen several name changes, advocated for the passage of state and federal legislation on behalf of people with disabilities and established a broad network of state and local chapters that range from small voluntary groups to large, professional organizations.

Although much has changed for those that we serve, we always try to raise awareness, supporters, and always help improve the lives of the intellectually and developmentally disabled.

We Recycle!

Did you know that The Arc recycles. We recycle almost anything you can think to recycle. We recycle paper, glass, aluminum and even electronics and "e-Waste".

Under the business name, Gone4Ever Recycling, we are Gainesville, Florida's price leader in secure document destruction and shredding. We even offer Free Shred Day every Wednesday. Free Shred Day is open to all area residents to bring in the documents they would like securely destroyed for FREE. Businesses only pay $0.19 per pound as well.

Paper Shredding in Gainesville - We may recycle it, but for you it is securely Gone 4 Ever!

Take A Look At Us

I am sure it is no surprise to you, but people always want to know what we have been up to around The Arc and at our events. Our followers on facebook get to see quite a few or our pictures, but the rest of you are left in the dark.

Well even though everyone should be our fans on facebook, we still decided to put up a gallery of images to show some of the highlights from the major events we have had this year.

Every year we hold several events we consider picture worthy. But dont worry, you will probably see some other, "non event" pictures sneak in as well. If you have a good picture you would like to share, stop by The Arc and let us scan it and share it as well.

We hope to keep the new gallery up to date throughout the year, so check back and enjoy.

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