Week of August 25 - 31, 2014

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Looking for free yoga classes in Boston? See the Summer 2014 listing here!

Massachusetts Farmers Markets and food trucks are everywhere. Plus, look at this handy guide to the Boston Public Market!

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All Aboard The Arc!


All Aboard The Arc! took place this year on Wednesday, May 7, 2014 on the Boston Common.

All Aboard The Arc! is a pledge fund and awareness-raising event taking place each Spring.

There are several small local send offs, then a caravan of buses travel to the main celebration event uniting local communities across Massachusetts in celebration of a shared goal to support our local Arcs. Please read the blog posts below for more details about my involvement with the event and the Brockton Area Arc.

Sweet + Savory: A Tasty Giveaway For All Aboard The Arc!
All Aboard The Arc! Ride For Respect. Leave No One Behind.
All Aboard The Arc!
Celebrating 5 Years Blogging & The Abilities Of People With Disabilities

The Arc is the largest national community-based organization advocating for and serving people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, including autism and acquired brain injury. With more than 700 national and local chapters, The Arc is on the front lines to ensure that people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families have the support they need to be members of the community.

The Arc has gone through a series of name changes over its six decades of advocacy. It includes 18 chapters in Massachusetts and believes that every individual with an intellectual or developmental disability deserves to have an education, equal rights and access to the information, advocacy and skills they need to participate as active citizens of our democracy.

For two years, I led my own team to support the Brockton Area Arc (BAArc). This local chapter has helped my family and it's where I serve on the Board of Directors. With the help and support of many of you on and offline, I met my 2012 fundraising goal and my increased 2013 fundraising goal as well. Thank you so much!

This year I didn't lead my own individual fundraising efforts. However, donations are welcome year-round and you can send a check to the address below.

Brockton Area Arc, Inc.
1250 West Chestnut Street
Brockton, MA 02301

The Brockton Area Arc provides services to the communities of: Abington, Avon, Bridgewater, Brockton, East Bridgewater, Easton, Holbrook, Rockland, Stoughton, West Bridgewater, and Whitman.


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4 comments:

Any and Everywhere said...

You have support for this! :)

Lisa said...

any + everywhere - Thank you Chrystal! : )

Good and plenty said...

I will support you in this event. I will pledge on Tuesday - going over budget now. It's great for you to spread awareness about this organization and the services it provides.

Lisa said...

good + plenty - Thank you so much Candelaria! ; )

 
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