The Arc is a nationwide organization made up of parents, volunteers and professionals working to enrich the lives of people with intellectual disabilities. Founded by parents in 1946, The Arc is the largest grassroots organization of its kind in the country. The Arc was founded by Minnesota parents more than 50 years ago as the Association for Retarded Children. In 1989, The Arc changed it’s name in recognition that people of many kinds of intellectual disabilities, including autism spectrum disorders, cerebral palsy, epilepsy and Down Syndrome, are served by The Arc. As a result of The Arc’s efforts, people with intellectual disabilities now have more opportunities to live, learn, work, socialize and participate in their home communities.
Our vision is a world where people with intellectual disabilities are treated with dignity and respect and have equal opportunities to live, learn, work socialize and participate in their home communities.
Check out the Arc Southwest Fall 2013 newsletter
Arc Newsletter – winter 2014 and Membership Cards 2014
Here is our quarterly newsletter as well as our membership drive card. If it is easier to print out a card a mail it to us, please feel free to do so. Our address is 709 South Front St. Suite 3, Mankato, MN 56001. Remember your membership is very important to our success. Thank you!
Upcoming Major Events
There will be NO Aktion club theatre today, January 7 due to the severe cold. However, there will be practice on January 21!
Mark your calendars for these very important fundraisers:
*The Arc of MN SW 2014 Rose Sale-
Mankato and New Ulm
The 2014 Rose Sale is upon us and we are making plans for the sale for 2014. Here are the dates of the sale in Mankato and New Ulm:
Mankato- Sale begins Friday, March 7th and runs through Tuesday, April 1st. Distribution will be on Friday, April 18th at the downtown Hy-Vee Store from 9-5.
New Ulm- Sale begins Friday, March 7th and runs through Tuesday, March 25th. Distribution will be Friday, April 11th at the Hy-Vee in New Ulm. Questions or to volunteer- Call 507-345-4223
*Plans are forming for The Arc MN SW Bowl-a-thon in Mankato! We will be having a 2014 bowl-a-thon at the Wow Zone in Mankato on May 3, 2014 with bowling sessions running from 10 AM- 2 PM. There will be enough space for 32 teams and 4 players per team. This will be a blast, so think about getting a few teams ready!! More details to follow in the next few months. Questions- Contact Anna at 507-345-4223 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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