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"Webster Bank is committed to living up to the communities we serve," said Ann Meade, Senior Vice President of Commercial Banking at Webster Bank. We do this in part by supporting the Arc of Greater Plymouth, an organization that provides critical support for our developmentally challenged neighbors and their families. The people of Arc are true heroes in our community and we are honored to partner with them."
Ann Meade,
SVP Webster Bank
"Like the Arc of Greater Plymouth, Rockland Federal Credit Union is committed to making an impact in our local communities. Most recently we participated in the Trik or Trot 5K. It was inspiring to see the hard work of the Arc employees and volunteers coming together to present such a family-friendly, community-focused event. This is just one example of why we are proud to support such a dynamic organization."
Stephanie Cote
VP-Marketing, Rockland Federal Credit Union
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November 2015 
Sunday, December, 20 * 3:00- 5:00pm
The Sons of Serendip Christmas Concert!
Performing songs from their newly released Christmas CD. Plymouth North High School Performing Arts Center.

A Message from 
The Executive Director
Greetings to all,
It has been forty-six years that I have been working with and for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, the past eight years here at The Arc of Greater Plymouth.  I have been very fortunate in taking an active part in the closing of two of our state's institutions and in the building of what is now our community support system.
The past eight years have been exciting and a wonderful growth process for me.  We have come a long way in those eight years.  We have grown from a 1.2 Million Dollar agency to 6.5 Million, along with a tremendous growth in services.  However, it is time for me to move on to another stage in my life.  I will be resigning from my position here at The Arc.  Our Board has already begun recruitment for my replacement with a transition process to follow the selection of a new Executive Director.
I am privileged to be working with staff who are very dedicated to their work and were instrumental in helping achieve our many goals.  There are wonderful people working for The Arc of Greater Plymouth.
The future of this agency is very bright and I am grateful to have been a part of all the growth over the past several years.
My best wishes to all of you.
Roger Monty

Giving Day at the 
Franciscan Childrens Hospital

On December 1st ( GIVING TUESDAY), The Arc Social Recreation's Community Care Club travelled to Franciscan Children's Hospital to present and  decorate a Christmas tree with children from The Kennedy Day School .  The ornaments, with a Zoo theme, were handmade by the young adults of the Community Care Club and delighted the over 40 children attending. Constructed with these particular children in mind, the ornaments had large hanging loops which allowed many of the  severely challenged young children to place the ornament of the tree themselves.

    The looks of joy and delight, the spontaneous connections made between our young adults and the school children were perfect examples of how giving always gives back. Bravo to Jill O'Reilly, who organized the event, and to Kailee, Jen, Christine, Stephanie, Rosie, Jake and Garret, who made the ornaments and celebrated with the children as the tree was decorated. Many thanks also to Theresa Bonetti from PNHS Project Growth, who drove our van and got us home safely through rush hour traffic. 

                                            COMMUNITREE ORNAMENT

The Arc of Greater Plymouth is participating in  CommuniTREE, which is an effort by Frank Mand and local citizens to have an ornament decorating the town tree for each of Plymouth's service groups, charities, veterans groups, schools, churches, environmental groups and other community-focused organizations in the town.

Our ornament , which was designed and decorated with help from individuals in our CBDS (Community Based Day Supports) program, was a generous donation from Mark Stafford of Northeast Printing and Graphic Design. It is an example of the work of his new CO2 Laser/Engraver.  We appreciate his enthusiastic support and design help for our project.  Thank you Mark and a special thank you to Catherine Yang and all our CBDS volunteers Max D., Jackie B., Tara H., Marie S., and Dan C., for facilitating the decoration of our ornament with our LOGO coloration .

Look for our ornament, front and center on the tree in Town Square  along with over 60 other businesses and community organizations in greater Plymouth.
Participants in CommuniTree Project
Tara Holler-has been with the Arc for several years. She is employed at the Ymca in Hanover where she has worked for over ten years  Jackie B-currently works at the Plymouth Career Center,  where she does clerical work. She has also volunteered at various places including the food pantry
Marie S-Spent all of last year working on a project to bring the issue of accessible playgrounds to the public. She has developed a brochure and has been invited to speak at several different events. She is currently developing a blog.
Dan C-Has a love for food service. He worked for 7 years at Applebees in the kitchen. He worked in the cafeteria at Mass Maritime Academy for 3 to 4 years and currently works at For Goodness Cakes Bake Shop two days per week. 
Max D    Has a great talent for drawing and an interest in Art. He graduated recently from Project Growth at PNHS  - where he volunteered  at BID Plymouth for three years and had several internships in the community. While at PNHS Max wrote and illustrated his own book.  
Giving Tree Event  for Homeless Veterans   

Community Care Club participants Christine, Stephanie, Jake and Kailee traveled to The New England Home and Center for Homeless Veterans recently to deliver and  decorate a Christmas Tree  with ornaments they hand crafted ,  served dinner and  stayed to sing and socialize.

The Center serves over 350 homeless Veterans each night and serves over 130,000 resident meals each year.  1,000 Veterans complete 
NECHV vocational training programs and more than 400 Veterans find permanent homes through NECHV each year.

These photos tell the story of what this Giving Tree mission  accomplished .

Good Luck Alicia
 Arc Staff gathered at 52 Armstrong Road recently to celebrate Family Support Receptionist Alicia Decristoforo, who is moving to Florida with her family. We will all miss her warm smile, her willingness to help, and the great job she did as Family Support Receptionist.  We wish her every success in her new life in Florida.