What The Arc Of Spokane Means To Me

The Arc of Spokane and Johnson Search Group - Thanksgiving 2016

It’s no secret that I am a fan of the Arc. Johnson Search Group and myself have been involved in dozens of activities, both professionally and personally with this great organization. Recently, I have had a few professionals ask me – why? What makes the Arc of Spokane so special?

A few years ago, I knew I wanted our office to get involved with a local charity. We wanted to partner with an organization that provided a great local service, but would also be fun for our employees. I have always had a huge soft spot in my heart for those with developmental disabilities. And in a twist of fate, I was introduced to the Arc of Spokane.

The Arc of Spokane and Johnson Search Group - Thanksgiving 2016

We started out small by visiting the Community Centers, partnering for special events and holidays, and knew immediately this partnership was meant to be. From there, our employees got involved in fundraising events, teaching classes, and donating personal time to volunteer. Even I found myself so enthralled with the great members of this community, that I decided to join the board.

Most people don’t realize that the Arc started in 1950 and there is a chapter in every state and in the District of Columbia as a registered 501C (3) public charity. The Arc of Spokane is one of the few organizations that has put together multiple programs that help people with I/DD throughout their life.

As a board member of the Arc of Spokane, I plan to write about the Arc, JSG’s involvement, and their progress this year – so stay tuned!

The Arc of Spokane and Johnson Search Group - Thanksgiving 2016

The Arc of Spokane relies on donations from people just like you. Whatever you can give will help to improve the programs and care that these wonderful people receive. Click here to donate.