Our members are proud to support The Arc of Greater Williamsburg. They work to improve the quality of life for people with developmental disabilities through community activities and advocacy.
Club member Melinda Snow can answer questions about club efforts with The Arc.
In 2017, the Rotary Clubs in Williamsburg supported a $10,000 grant that was approved by the Rotary Foundation to provide a computer lab for The Arc of Greater Williamsburg. The computer lab is used during the Arc's day program, Arc of Abilities. Rotarians are encouraged to sign up to help at the lab on the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of the month, from 9:30-11:30am. If you are interested in volunteering, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Arc of Greater Williamsburg receives Transportation Grant
A Bank of America grant was facilitated by The Rotary Club of James City County President Sue Harmon! “A night I will remember forever! Back in April, Bank of America asked teammates if they had the power to make a difference in their community what would it be? 2900 applications were submitted and I'm incredibly grateful to have been 1 of 13 (worldwide) to win a $50,000 grant for The Arc of Greater Williamsburg. The grant will launch their Wheels4Work program that will allow their clients to obtain the education for positions with assisted living communities in our area and will provide reliable transportation to their work each day! I can't wait to watch this happen and feel honored to have the opportunity to have a voice in our company and in our community! This is a huge win for our community! #BofAGrants #Williamsburg #HamptonRoads #Powerto #ourcommunity”
Our Club was pleased to provide The Arc of Greater Williamsburg with $5,000 to help fund their client transportation program. This program enables their clients to be employed in Williamsburg.
Our Satellite Club members supported The Arc’s 5K run in October 2018. From left to right, Christina Hammonds, Grayson Moore, Neva Lynde and Carmelina Trifiletti.
For more information about The Arc go to: www.thearcgw.org