On November 29, more than 120 Arc day program participants and residents gathered at The Woodland in Maplewood to party with Holiday Express, where they kicked off the season with a rousing and joyous celebration. Participants enjoyed dancing to live music from the Holiday Express band, as well as a hearty lunch together. The day also included a special visit from Santa and other fun seasonal characters.
The Holiday Express mission is to deliver music, food, gifts, financial support, and friendship to those with the greatest need for the gift of human kindness during the holiday season and throughout the year. The Arc of Essex County is one of 100 shelters, soup kitchens, and special-needs programs the group visits from November to December 24 every year, and each of The Arc’s participants received a customized Holiday Express bag filled with essential items.
The Arc is so grateful to Holiday Express for all they do to bring joy to our consumers each year.