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Donate to The Arc’s Holiday Annual Appeal





The Arc of Oakland County continues to weather the constant storms of ever-decreasing charitable dollars. Everyone’s generous participation is absolutely essential again this year during our annual Holiday fund appeal.

Simply put, our traditional funding sources have not kept up with rising costs and inflation. The reasons vary, and we are all too aware that some of our number may be experiencing personal economic difficulties. However, it is critical for The Arc to continue its delivery of professional and personal advocacy services in 2015. To accomplish this goal, we solicit the financial support of our membership and friends so that we can continue to assist everyone who asks.

Advocacy remains our primary mission. Just as we grow and develop from infancy into adulthood, so progresses the different advocacy needs of individuals and families. Advocacy is: assistance and guidance through the maze of special education; help in understanding guardianship and the endless Social Security Disability regulations; plus, questions answered and explained about public mental health services and the rights of your child. The list goes on and on.

Advocacy is any way that any member of this staff can assist you with any question, any problem, any referral, or just lending a listening ear of support and understanding.

We must redouble our efforts in 2015 to ensure the future of all children and adults with intellectual and other related developmental disabilities. Local advocacy efforts are our best hope.

We respectfully request your consideration of The Arc of Oakland County as you plan your end-of-the-year tax-deductible donations. Your support of The Arc will allow us to extend our outreach of advocacy into the community, to help families, and to educate the general public. Your entire gift is earmarked towards the maintenance of The Arc of Oakland County and its unequaled leadership in advocacy, which benefits so many.

Many thanks for responding to this need as generously as you are able. Large gifts are wonderful and appreciated; but EVERY gift — regardless of amount— will help The Arc!

2014 Holiday Card (PDF)