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Campaign For Best Lives 2017

We are entering the final portion of the Campaign for Best Lives, our annual fund drive to support Advocacy, which kicked off back in November. This is the time that many supporters of The Arc make their annual contribution to support our Advocacy program for families and individuals who need help, advice and a way to navigate the dizzying array of Federal, state and county regulations.

Our Advocacy program receives zero government funding, and we count on those who donate to our Campaign for Best Lives to keep it alive. We urge you to give now and to the best degree possible since your gift is tax deductible!

Many ways to give: You can call our switchboard and donate over the telephone, send a check, click on the DONATE button on this page, or you can create your own mini-campaign for funding and invite your friends and colleagues to participate online. Your own mini Webpage will appear on our “Peer to Peer” page.

Like the rolling snowball that gets bigger and bigger, Peer to Peer campaigns are fun and can substantially increase your impact to help people like Brielle and their families. To do this, just click DONATE on this page and then DONATE NOW on the next page, and finally START FUNDRAISING. Each of the three steps gives you more information on how to run your own mini campaign on behalf of our Arc.

Your gift to the Arc is a huge gift to those who utilize the services we provide.


December 18th, 2017|

Art Show 2017

The Arc of Dauphin County’s  44th Annual Art Exhibition, created by artists with Special Needs, is on display throughout our community through March 25th.

Titled, “Our Art, Our Voice”, the exhibition travels to numerous sites before concluding at the March Speak Out! Celebration.

“This project has been a labor of love for not only most of the Arc professional team, it has been a journey for artists; some have art instructors or advisors and they have been involved in this as well,” said Caterina Veccia, a member of the Arc team.

The juried show had over 80 entries with nearly 20 artists receiving awards.  

“Please come see the exhibition in person!  “We have made many significant changes to the exhibition, perhaps most notable being the idea of a traveling exhibition.  The purpose of that is to give maximum exposure to our artists, to encourage the artists to keep expressing themselves, and to allow the public to have a better chance of seeing the art on display as not everyone would normally find themselves at any one particular location—by spreading it out, more will get to view this terrific art,” said Ken Seeger, Director of Consumer Programs at The Arc of Dauphin County.

Locations and Dates for Our Art, Our Voice traveling art exhibition (open during each location’s normal times that they are “open to the public”.)  Check their websites for business hours.  Harrisburg International Airport is usually open “around the clock” every day:

January 23 through February 7Lebanon County Mall:  2231 Lebanon Valley Mall, Lebanon, PA 17042  (717) 274-2564
February 9 through February 27Gamut Theatre: 15 N 4th St, Harrisburg, PA 17101   (717) 238-4111
March 2 through March 18:  Selected Pieces will be on display at The Susquehanna Art Museum, 1401 N 3rd St. Harrisburg, PA 17102  (717) 233-8668

March 21:  Artists’ Reception from 6:30PM to 7:30PM

November 11th, 2017|

Respite Center


How You Can Help

Our Respite program provides individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities many exciting opportunities to experience a variety of supportive and supervised activities, while providing needed respite and support for their families and caregivers.

Our spectacular new respite center is just the place for a fun weekend vacation for consumers, and a respite for their families.

To keep the center a “runaway success” we seek sponsors for a variety of naming opportunities in the center.  Would you like to sponsor a bedroom or the kitchen, or a sofa for consumers to sit on and enjoy?  Please click here for information on opportunities to help make our Respite Center a “home away from home” for consumers and how your generosity will be recognized.

January 23rd, 2017|

Contact Info

Harsco Center
2569 Walnut Street
Harrisburg, PA 17103

Phone: (717) 920-2727

Fax: (717) 920-2730

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