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Harrisburg Senators Hosting The Arc of Dauphin County Night on July 21!

The Harrisburg Senators will be hosting The Arc of Dauphin County Night at their home game on July 21 at FNB Field.  This event is made possible through the Senators’ Ticket Fundraiser Package, which has been used to benefit many non-profits throughout the Harrisburg area.

The Senators will be playing the Binghamton Rumble Ponies on July 21, and there will be post-game fireworks.  The gates open at 6 PM and the game starts at 7 PM.  Order tickets for game day and/or order vouchers good for any game throughout the 2017 season!

Tickets are $11 – $4 from each ticket and $3 from each voucher benefits The Arc of Dauphin County’s mission to enhance the quality of life and community integration for individuals with special needs.

Visit www.senatorsbaseball.com and use promotional code ARC to buy tickets for the July 21st game or mail your order form, found HERE, to the Senators at PO Box 15757, Harrisburg, PA 17105, ATTN: The Arc of Dauphin County

If you have any questions or need additional information, contact Jess Moyer with the Senators at 717.231.4444 ext. 114 or jmoyer@senatorsbaseball.com. You can also contact Sam Primak with The Arc of Dauphin County at 717.920.2727 or sprimak@arcofdc.org.

June 28th, 2017|

Brown Bag Lunch Learning Series

 Estate Planning for Individuals with Special Needs

Presented by Ali Bach, CFP®, from Conte Wealth Advisors, LLC and Scott Alan Mitchell, Esquire, from Mitchell & Young, PLLC

This presentation will answer all of your questions about estate planning for individuals with special needs, including:

  • Why is special needs planning necessary?
  • What are the three types of Special Needs Trusts?
  • How does a Special Needs Trust work?
  • What is a 529 ABLE Account?  How does it work?
  • What are the limitations of 529 ABLE Accounts?
  • How is a Special Needs Trust taxed?
  • How to preserve Public Assistance Benefits?
  • Is it too late to plan?

When: Wednesday, August 2 from 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM
Where: The Arc of Dauphin County’s Community Room, 2569 Walnut Street, Harrisburg, PA

There is NO CHARGE to attend, but registration IS required.
Space limited.  First come first served.  You are welcome to bring a bagged lunch for each person in your party.  Coffee, tea, water provided.


Call The Arc of Dauphin County at 717.920.2727 between 9:00 AM and 4:00 PM Monday through Friday and give the names, phone numbers, and email addresses of all who will be attending or email bbressler@arcofdc.org, and in your message give the names, phone numbers, and email addresses of each person attending.

The deadline to register is 4:00 PM on July 31.

June 27th, 2017|

Media Coverage

The Arc of Dauphin County’s Advocate Featured on WGAL!

On May 4, our Advocate, Kathy Gingerich, spoke with WGAL 8’s Matt Barcaro about the potential impacts the American Health Care Act could have on individuals with disabilities.  Watch the story below:

May 31st, 2017|

2nd Annual Million Dollar Golf Outing

Join us on September 18 at Deer Valley Golf Course for our 2nd Annual Million Dollar Golf Outing!

Our 2nd Annual Million Dollar Golf Outing will be held on Monday, September 18 at Deer Valley Golf Course in Hummelstown, PA.

This year, our outing will stand out as a fun event golfers will not want to miss! Beyond the Million Dollar Hole-in-One Challenge, golfers will have the opportunity to win some great prizes by participating in competitions such as Closest to the Pin and Straightest Drive. On the day of the event, registration begins at 8 AM and the shotgun start is 9 AM. Breakfast and lunch will be provided to all participating golfers.

The cost per golfer is $75 and foursomes can play for just $300!

We have a number of sponsorship and naming opportunities available to those interested in supporting the outing.

Please click HERE for the official outing brochure, which contains information on registration, sponsorships and a schedule of events. The deadline to register is September 14. If you need additional information or have any questions, please contact Sam Primak at 717.920.2727 or sprimak@arcofdc.org.

Remember, all funds raised at the outing benefit our mission to enhance quality of life and community integration for individuals with special needs, so come out, have some fun playing golf and show your support at the 2nd Annual Million Dollar Golf Outing! Hope to see you there!

May 25th, 2017|

Art Show 2017

The Arc of Dauphin County’s Art Show Returns This Fall!

Our Art Show is returning in November 2017, and this year, we will be organizing a traveling exhibition, which will be featured in many locations throughout Dauphin and surrounding counties!

Details are being finalized now, but expect an opening reception, an exhibition traveling to five or six locations over three months and a final reception where exhibition prizes will be awarded.

We invite all people with special needs to participate! There is no entry fee and artwork may be in any medium or of any subject!

Prizes will be awarded in the Best of Show, Voters’ Choice, People’s Choice, and Honorable Mention categories to the following age groups:

  • 6-11 years of age: Youth Division
  • 12-17 years of age: Teen Division
  • 18 and older: Adult Division

Artwork must be submitted to The Arc of Dauphin County at 2569 Walnut Street in Harrisburg between October 16 and October 23, 2017. For more information on rules, regulations, judging, prizes, and entry procedures, please click HERE. You can also contact Sam Primak at 717-920-2727 or sprimak@arcofdc.org.

Begin creating now for the 2017 Art Show!

May 18th, 2017|

Respite Center


The Hunt Is On!

As we complete construction of The Arc’s Overnight Respite Camp Center, we seek items that are needed in order to open the Center’s doors. Many have graciously donated supplies in the past few weeks, but we are still short on items such as sheets, towels, bedspreads, furniture, appliances, etc.

We ask that you look at the list of needed items HERE. You will see that we have been successful in finding many items, and that is great news! Thank you to all who have made donations of new or gently used items that will be put into service.

Does something on this list come to mind that you know about? With any item donated, we will provide you with a donation letter for your tax records.

There is a wide array of needed supplies, from pillows to a few chairs to a DVD player! If you see items marked off on the list, please note that these items have been donated thanks to the generosity of many. If you have a few supplies or furniture pieces to donate, please give us a call at 717-920-2727.

We also have a number of sponsorship opportunities available for the Respite Camp Center. Please click here for additional information.

February 2nd, 2017|

Contact Info

Harsco Center
2569 Walnut Street
Harrisburg, PA 17103

Phone: (717) 920-2727

Fax: (717) 920-2730

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