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The Campaign for Best Lives Extended!

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The Arc of Dauphin County is happy to announce it has extended The Campaign for Best Lives until January 31, 2017!

There is still time to make a big difference in the life of someone like Gracie. Your contribution will allow us to provide an unparalleled level of service and programming to individuals with special needs throughout Dauphin and surrounding counties. This support is critical in helping us to advance our mission further in 2017.

You can give right now by clicking here or the “DONATE TO THE CAMPAIGN FOR BEST LIVES” button below.

If you would rather contribute by mail, please send your contribution to:

The Campaign for Best Lives
The Arc of Dauphin County
2569 Walnut Street
Harrisburg, PA 17103

Thank you for supporting your friends and neighbors with special needs as you help us to reach our $50,000 goal!

Donate To The Campaign for Best Lives

January 9th, 2017|

Save the Date! Highmark Walk for a Healthy Community

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The Arc of Dauphin County is once again participating in the Highmark Walk for a Healthy Community presented by Highmark Blue Shield on Saturday, May 20, 2017 at HACC’s Harrisburg Campus.

The Highmark Walk for a Healthy Community is a fundraiser that benefits local health and human services agencies, such as The Arc of Dauphin County.

Highmark Blue Shield underwrites the cost of the walk so that 100 percent of the money raised by walkers goes directly to the 48 participating organizations.

Mark May 20, 2017 on your calendar, and start gathering friends, family members, neighbors and co-workers to walk with you to ensure a healthier community.

For more information, visit www.walkforahealthycommunity.org.

January 8th, 2017|

Award-winning filmmaker presents sneak preview, pre-premiere screening in Harrisburg

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“My Hero Brother” celebrates determination, and the challenges and rewards of familial love

Harrisburg, PA (1 January, 2017) – On Sunday, January 22nd, the Harrisburg Jewish Film Festival and Jewish Family Service of Greater Harrisburg will welcome Israeli documentarian Yonatan Nir to the Jewish Community Center (3301 N. Front Street, Harrisburg), to present his latest film.

My Hero Brother” tells the remarkable story of a group of young people with Down syndrome who embark on a demanding trek through the Indian Himalayas, accompanied by their brothers and sisters.

The film’s impetus was a backpacking adventure to the Himalayas shared by the film’s producer and his Down syndrome brother the previous year.  An item on the journey was featured on Israeli television and brought a tremendous response, especially among siblings of special needs children.  From it, the My Hero Brother project was born to give others the same experience, and after a year of fundraising and preparation, eleven pairs of siblings flew from Israel to India to begin their climb.

Yonatan Nir accompanied and filmed the arduous and inspiring journey.   Nir himself is no stranger to cinematic or personal challenges:  “Dolphin Boy,” his first film, came directly from his experience as a soldier in the second Lebanon War, when his post-traumatic stress could only be alleviated when he began again to swim with the dolphins he had photographed extensively in his life as an underwater cameraman before the war.

Nir also directed and co-produced “Beyond the Boundaries,” a documentary following four severely injured Israeli soldiers who were invited to participate in a Golshim L’Chaim (“Ski To Live”) vacation in Aspen, Colorado, by the Aspen Jewish community, and “Cutting the Pain,” the story of a soldier whose guilt over an event in his military past produces a debilitating pain syndrome in his leg that he thinks only amputation will cure.

Generously sponsored by Capital BlueCross, the “My Hero Brother” special event will begin at 5:30 p.m. on Sunday, January 22nd, with a pre-screening reception.  The film will begin at 6:30, and will be followed by a Q&A with Yonatan Nir.

Tickets are $10 each, at the door or online at jewishharrisburg.org.

For more information about the My Hero Brother project and the film, please go to:  myherobrother.org.  For more information about the screening, please contact Julie Sherman, chairperson and coordinator of the Harrisburg Jewish Film Festival, at Julie@hbgjff.com or at 717-756-9216.

January 7th, 2017|

The Campaign for Best Lives

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Please help us reach our goal of $50,000 by January 31, 2017!

Meet Gracie. She was born with Down syndrome, and when she was only a few weeks old, Gracie’s parents turned to The Arc of Dauphin County.

Thanks to people like you, The Arc was there to support Gracie’s family. We supported them through our Advocacy program, which assists individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, as well as their families, to become informed about resources, services and supports that are available to meet their needs. Our Advocate worked with Gracie to help ensure the Best Life for her.

Support from The Arc of Dauphin County is helping Gracie live up to her full potential. Now, she’s taking school by storm! Later, our Arc ADVANCE program will help her to have skills to land a competitive job after high school.

Will you give to The Campaign for Best Lives and support our work to improve lives for those with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities through our variety of specialized programs?

You can give right now by clicking here or the “DONATE TO THE CAMPAIGN FOR BEST LIVES” button below. Through our fundraising webpage, you have the option to donate directly to the Campaign or create a team or personal fundraising page that allows for Peer 2 Peer Fundraising! To learn more about Peer 2 Peer Fundraising and how you can set up your own fundraising page for The Arc, please call Sam Primak at 717-920-2727.

If you would rather contribute by mail, please send your contribution to:

The Campaign for Best Lives
The Arc of Dauphin County
2569 Walnut Street
Harrisburg, PA 17103

If you would like to receive a hard copy donation form, you can also contact us at 717-920-2727, and we will be more than happy to send one to you.

When you make your end of the year gift to The Arc of Dauphin County’s Campaign for Best Lives, you are helping to make a big difference in the lives of individuals with special needs and their families.

Thank you for supporting your friends and neighbors with special needs as you help us to reach our $50,000 goal!

Donate To The Campaign for Best Lives

 

November 9th, 2016|

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Harsco Center
2569 Walnut Street
Harrisburg, PA 17103

Phone: (717) 920-2727

Fax: (717) 920-2730

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