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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|

Kiwanis Youth Foundation

Harrisburg Kiwanis Youth Foundation awards The Arc of Dauphin County $1,000 to support Advocacy program

On Thursday, May 11, the Harrisburg Kiwanis Club and their Youth Foundation presented Craig George, President & CEO of The Arc of Dauphin County, with a check in the amount of $1,000 to support the Advocacy program. On behalf of the individuals that we serve, we’d like to send a huge THANK YOU for their generosity! Also pictured is Ruth Shiffler, The Arc’s Board Treasurer.

May 12th, 2017|

Family Fun Day 2017

The Arc of Dauphin County’s 10th Annual Family Fun Day at the Faith Into Action Family Festival

Join us for the 10th Annual Family Fun Day on Saturday, July 15 from 12 PM to 4 PM at Camp Curtin Academy!

This year, our FREE event is going to be bigger than ever! We’ll have plenty for you to enjoy including live entertainment, food, games and prizes, a cake walk, a scavenger hunt, an obstacle course, inflatables, face painting, pony rides, petting zoo, crafts, free haircuts, a health and business fair, and much, much more!

To make this grand spectacle possible, we are partnering with the Harrisburg First Assembly of God Church to offer The Arc of Dauphin County’s 10th Annual Family Fun Day at the Faith Into Action Family Festival.

The Faith Into Action Family Festival is part of a larger grass-roots effort, known as the Faith Into Action Youth Conference and Family Festival, which is organized by a team of congregations from many denominations in Harrisburg and Lancaster. During the week of July 10-16, students from several area congregations will perform community service projects in Harrisburg. The conference culminates in a family festival at Camp Curtin Academy, and we are joining in on the fun!

There are many ways you can help!


We will need many volunteers for this event, and we strongly encourage anyone interested in volunteering to contact Sam Primak, The Arc’s Director of Advancement, at 717-920-2727 or sprimak@arcofdc.org. He will be sure to get you signed up as a volunteer!


Since this is a grass-roots effort and everything is offered for free, we are relying heavily on donations. If you or someone you know is interested in making a financial or product donation to the event, please click HERE for a list of needed items and sponsorship opportunities.

You can also contribute by attending the Harrisburg First Assembly of God Church’s Chicken BBQ and Car Wash on Saturday, June 3 from 10 AM to 2 PM. Tickets for a chicken dinner meal are $8.00. A meal includes a half chicken, roll, baked potato, and applesauce! The car wash is by donation only. All proceeds go to the Faith Into Action Youth Conference and Family Festival. For more information or to purchase your ticket, please contact Melissa Stricker-Cook by phone at 717-805-1963 or by email at missy@hbg1st.org.


The Faith Into Action Family Festival will include a health and business fair, which is complimentary. Any health providers or business interested in participating can click HERE to access the Health and Business Fair Registration Form.

Details on registering for this free event are forthcoming. Stay tuned!

April 27th, 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|

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Harsco Center
2569 Walnut Street
Harrisburg, PA 17103

Phone: (717) 920-2727

Fax: (717) 920-2730

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