Heart & Home Capital Campaign

The Arc received a Florida Housing Finance Corporation grant for $325,000 to erect a new group home for aging clients. Although excited at the prospect of building this home from the ‘ground up’, the estimated total cost for completion of this project is $475,000 to $500,000.

In anticipation of this ‘gap’ in funding to complete the project, The Arc is engaged in the ‘Heart & Home’ Capital Campaign. The goal of this campaign is to ‘fill the gap of $175,000’ needed to complete the funding for the construction of the new home.

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Who Is The Arc?

The Arc of Alachua County is a community based organization committed to providing a continuum of exemplary services, supports, and advocacy to assure that people with developmental disabilities can enjoy respect and dignity and be full participants in the community.

The Arc has a rich history spanning 60 years and marked by accomplishment. We continue to carry out the mission and vision of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, as well as their parents and siblings.

Over the last 60 years, The Arc has grown and adapted to the changes that people with disabilities face across their life span. Through the decades, The Arc has seen several name changes, advocated for the passage of state and federal legislation on behalf of people with disabilities and established a broad network of state and local chapters that range from small voluntary groups to large, professional organizations.

Although much has changed for those that we serve, we always try to raise awareness, supporters, and always help improve the lives of the intellectually and developmentally disabled.

Mission:

The Arc of Alachua County is a community based organization committed to providing a continuum of exemplary services, supports, and advocacy to assure that people with developmental disabilities can enjoy respect and dignity and be full participants in the community.


Take A Look At Us

I am sure it is no surprise to you, but people always want to know what we have been up to around The Arc and at our events. Our followers on facebook get to see quite a few or our pictures, but the rest of you are left in the dark.

Well even though everyone should be our fans on facebook, we still decided to put up a gallery of images to show some of the highlights from the major events we have had this year.

Every year we hold several events we consider picture worthy. But dont worry, you will probably see some other, "non event" pictures sneak in as well. If you have a good picture you would like to share, stop by The Arc and let us scan it and share it as well.

We hope to keep the new gallery up to date throughout the year, so check back and enjoy.

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The Arc in The News

Gainesville Sun

[5/03/2015] - The Gainesville Sun has recently published a story, "ARC breaks ground on home for aging clients", about our plans to open a new group home, the grant received to help fund the project and the capital campaign created to fill in the gap of funds needed and funds acquired.

Please take a moment and read this story and feel free to share it with your friends. Have a story of your own that you would like to tell us about, let us know on Facebook. We would love to hear.

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We Recycle!

Did you know that The Arc recycles. We recycle almost anything you can think to recycle. We recycle paper, glass, aluminum and even electronics and "e-Waste".

Under the business name, Gone4Ever Recycling, we are Gainesville, Florida's price leader in secure document destruction and shredding. We even offer Free Shred Day every Wednesday. Free Shred Day is open to all area residents to bring in the documents they would like securely destroyed for FREE. Businesses only pay $0.19 per pound as well.

Paper Shredding in Gainesville - We may recycle it, but for you it is securely Gone 4 Ever!

What An Event!

Bob Rose Golf Scramble

Another Bob Rose Golf Scramble has come and gone. And what a great event is was this year. As usual we had a fantastic turn out and a super round of play. So many showed to help out and make sure that everything ran smoothly.

Check out the event page to get a recap of the day and see the winners announced and pictured.

To all our supporters that paid to play; to all the sponsors that helped make this event possible; to all the volunteers that gave their time and effort to run the scramble...
Thank You!

We are already looking forward to next year's scramble. We will have pictures up soon on our photo gallery page.