Project Sunshine Cards Distributed to 80 Residents

September 21st, 2020

Thanks to friends of The Arc, more than half of all adults in the agency’s residential program received notes of encouragement and support during the summer.  These notes, submitted by members of the community in response to #ProjectSunshine, aimed to spread cheer during the self-quarantine and social distancing period resulting from COVID-19.  With in-person programming still halted for recreation and respite programs and Day Programs operating at a reduced capacity, these notes offered residents a lifeline to their community.

There’s still time to get involved!  Help spread encouragement and cheer to the remainder of The Arc’s residents by sending a note or picture of encouragement.

How to get involved:

Write a note, letter, or card, or draw or paint a picture and send it to:

  • By mail:
    Project Sunshine
    c/o Friends at The Arc of Essex County
    123 Naylon Avenue
    Livingston, NJ 07039
  • Send an email to
  • Post a photo or record a video and share to The Arc of Essex County's Facebook page and use #ArcofEssexNJ and #ProjectSunshine

Inspire others to help:

  • Enlist help from your friends and family
  • Ask your volunteer or community groups to participate

This is a great project for children, teens, adults, and seniors! Thank you for helping to spread kindness to adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities during this time of uncertainty!