You're cordially invited to attend The Arc's 2020 Online Charity Auction
COVID-19 created unique challenges. To protect the health and wellbeing of all, The Arc will host our 2020 Charity Auction online. More than ever, we need our communities' generosity to support people with disabilities.
Be Our COVID Silver Lining.
Respond. Purchase a ticket for exclusive opportunities and games
Bid High and Bid Often. Between September 21 and October 16
Fund-A-Need. Make a gift to transform the lives of people with disabilities
By supporting people during COVID-19, The Arc discovered new ways for people with disabilities to thrive. See the story below to learn how your generous support of The Arc's 2020 Charity Auction will allow us to continue to transform lives in ways never before imagined.
Below are the ways you can support The Arc's 2020 Virtual Charity Auction.
The Arc's most generous supporters will commit to a level of support to be a part of exclusive opportunities including games, cash payout, and a chance to win a trip to Costa Rica!
You do not need to purchase a ticket to bid, but by purchasing a ticket, virtual attendees will connect instantly to The Arc's Charity Auction, which closes on October 16, 2020. In addition, your payment information is safely stored using encryption protecting all card details and other sensitive data.
Read The Arc discovered new ways to uncover why your support matters.
People with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) are often assumed incapable of utilizing technology. But by supporting people in new ways, The Arc uncovered a Silver Lining connecting people with I/DD to the digital world. After suspending day and community programs for over 200 participants, the critical loss of supports inspired The Arc to re-imagine programming. Within weeks, The Arc distributed Chromebooks and began hosting over 30 hours a week of virtual programming to more than 150 people. The Family Supports Program provides connections to community resources, offers healthy relationship guidance, and creates meaningful bonds absent during social isolation. Karen, whose sister is supported by The Arc says,
"Thank you for giving my sister the opportunity to reconnect with friends and staff. During social isolation, the days are long. The programming is uplifting both emotionally and intellectually. I am so impressed with The Arc's commitment to expand technology and bring more activities each week. I cannot express how happy the programming makes my sister. My family appreciates all of your efforts!"
Responding to COVID-19 will require greater innovation and creativity if we are to meet the changing health and economic realities. You will make this possible through your generous bidding and your support of an hour or more of programming through Fund-a-Need.
Please be our COVID-19 Silver Lining.
Will You Be Our Silver Lining?
The Arc invites you to support our 2020 Virtual Charity Auction in spirit and generously be our Silver Lining.