Record Breaking #GivingTuesday Success

December 2nd, 2020

On Tuesday, December 1, The Arc of Essex County celebrated #GivingTuesday, a global movement that unleashes the power of people and organizations to transform their communities.  Thanks to nearly 150 donors, The Arc raised an astounding $19,190.80 and fully funded technology upgrades for 19 programs.

The intellectual and developmental disabilities community has been disproportionately affected by the ongoing pandemic.  Residents and Day Program attendees have been staying at home to limit their exposure and remain healthy.  The past 9 months have not been easy, but The Arc of Essex County is committed to maintaining a sense of normalcy for the children and adults we serve, including rolling out virtual services. 

The upgrades funded by #GivingTuesday and Annual Appeal donations will ensure each group home has the technology it needs for residents to better engage with family and friends while participating in virtual activities from home.  Day Program upgrades will enable staff to better produce and facilitate virtual programming enabling all attendees to remain connected with their peers.

The Arc of Essex County would like to extend our upmost appreciation to everyone who’s donated thus far.  Still want to contribute?  There are a few remaining programs working towards their funding goals. Click here to make your donation and ensure each group home and Day Program has the technology they need to remain connected to their communities this holiday season.