A Very Big Thank You!

This year's Bob Rose Golf Scramble was simply fantastic! We will have some pictures coming soon for everyone to see. Don't forget to visit our Facebook page to see more.

A very special thank you to all that sponsored, to all that played and especially to all that volunteered. We always love seeing our supporters come out and it certainly doesn't hurt to have another beautiful day to compete. Oh and a big thanks to Bob too!

Visit our golf page for more details on what a truly great day it was. Fun, sun and money for a great cause. We are already excited for next year.

Ready to get involved for next year's scramble? It is never too early. Contact us now.


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.


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. 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, but for you it is securely Gone 4 Ever!

May Means Time to GEAR UP!

The Arc of Alachua County, with the help of Friends of the Arc & local community advocates John & Sheila Spence, is hosting a Friendship Visit for thirty-six 36 bikers involved in the annual Gear Up Florida/Push America fundraiser. The event, which includes a BBQ lunch, a DJ playing music, and general merriment, takes place on Wednesday, May 21 at the Arc of Alachua County’s main facility.

Gear up Florida/Push America is one of The Arc’s most important events of the year. The proceeds from this year’s event will raise nearly $1,500 and will be used to purchase Picture Exchange Communication (PEC) books for Arc’s non-verbal clients.

The thirty-six (36) bikers, when they arrive at The Arc will have traveled throughout Florida to the tune of nearly 1,000 miles, to raise awareness about developmental and intellectual disabilities. The Arc will be one of a number of stops the bikers will make in Gainesville on that Wednesday.

About Push America

Push America, a 501 ( c ) (3) non-profit organization, was founded in 1977 and remains the exclusive philanthropy of Pi Kappa Phi Fraternity. The purpose of the organization is to instill and promote a lifelong love for service and volunteerism to people with disabilities. Team events – like Gear Up Florida – are important facets of Push America’s mission.

If you want more information on Gear Up Florida or are interested in covering the event, please contact us.