Arc Family Celebrates the Season with Holiday Express

A woman in a green sweater and a man in a black sweater dance, with a festive holiday scene behind them.

More than 100 adults from The Arc of Essex County Day Programs and Group Homes came together at The Woodland in Maplewood for their annual Holiday Express celebration on November 28. The event was a joy-filled party where guests danced to live music from the Holiday Express band, visited with Santa, Rudolph, the Grinch, and other seasonal characters, and enjoyed a hearty lunch together.

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 of Essex County is so grateful to Holiday Express for all they do to bring joy to our consumers year after year.