Dining for a Cause
The Arc Quinebaug Valley will host a Dining for a Cause at the 99 Restaurant in Killingly Commons in Dayville from noon to 8 p.m. Sunday December 15th. 15% of all food and beverage costs by patrons who present a coupon during that time will be donated to The Arc. Click here to download the flyer. Flyers will be available at several community locations soon, including The Arc Emporium in Putnam. Stay tuned for more details!
The Arc's 2013 Giving Appeal is underway!
This year's Giving Appeal is "Strengthening Families and Communities," and is in honor of all our families whose lives have been challenged and enriched by the birth of their children with disabilities. It is also in honor of this community that has embraced these families and the mission of The Arc.
Ron and Donna Coderre of Putnam return as the General Chairpersons for The Arc Quinebaug Valley 2013 Giving Appeal. Last year the couple led the campaign for the first time and was moved by the generosity of the community in its support of The Arc and its programs.
You can help us reach our goal of $20,000 by partnering with The Arc. Your investment will directly provide critical services and resources. The Arc maintains a high degree of excellence in the delivery of these services but we need your help. Make a difference in someone’s life by joining with us in “Strengthening Families and Community.” Take the next step, a gift of any size is meaningful and is tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law.
For more information, read our Appeal Brochure by clicking here and read our Appeal Letter by clicking here or contact Emily Groves at 860-774-2827 or at email@example.com.
A HUGE THANK YOU to 4 G's Restaurant & Pizzeria and the Golden Greek Restaurant and everyone else who made the September 15th Community Party a huge success! More than $3,800 was raised for The Arc!
THANK YOU to the dozens of volunteers and community partners that made The 16th Annual Arc Rubber Duckie Race one of the most successful Races yet!
The 16th Annual Arc Rubber Duckie Race was held Sunday, August 11, 2013 in Rotary Park in downtown Putnam, in conjunction with Putnam's Annual Car Show!
Click Here to view our list of 50 lucky winners!
Click here to view our Rubber Duckie Race brochure.
The Arc's annual Rubber Duckie Race is one of the agency's most successful fundraisers, raising more than $27,000 in 2013. Just as important as the money raised, is the community awareness that comes as a direct result of all the publicity and the event itself for our programs and services. All proceeds from the race go directly to the services that support individuals with intellectual, developmental, and other life-affecting disabilities here in Northeastern Connecticut. We are very grateful to the business community for their support. All of the 50 + prizes are donated by our community supporters.
The race is held on the Quinebaug River in Putnam at Rotary Park. The ducks are made of rubber like the ones kids play with in the bathtub. Each duck has a number on the front which corresponds to a number on a ticket. A large pay loader truck is filled with the sold ducks that are then dumped into the river from the bridge on Bridge St. The ducks float down a raceway constructed of foam barriers. About 200 yards down they cross the finish line and are retrieved one at a time by the Mayor of Putnam and bagged in numbered bags. The ducks are then brought up to the shore where they are matched with the corresponding prize.
We have games and activities for the kids as well so join us for a fun-filled day with something for everyone in the family.
For more information about the race, the prizes or to adopt as many ducks as you like for $5.00 each call The Arc's Development Office at 860-774-2827 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
THANK YOU to our 2013 Golf Tournament Sponsors!
THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO SUPPORTED OUR 2012 EVENTS!
For a list of our 2012 supporters, click here.