The Arc of Greater Plymouth
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Valentine Partner Workout to Benefit The Arc of Greater Plymouth
February 7th 10:00 AM
ShockYard Fitness
19 Rear Court Street, Plymouth Downtown First Saturday


Bring your best friend
 (or worst enemy) for a workout full of partner exercises

Break a sweat while giving back!

$10 per participant, proceeds donated to 

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"I think the the Arc does great work within the local community and as a 4th generation business we like to support local initiatives that actually help real people in need."


Dave Gallerani

President & Owner

Cape Auto Body


"Webster Bank is committed to living up to the communities we serve," said Ann Meade, SVP, Commercial Banking, 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 be partnered with them."


Ann Meade

Senior Vice President

Webster Bank


"Cool Gear International is honored to be a member of the Plymouth community and with that honor comes responsibility. As a business leader, we are responsible for promoting the rights of those that are challenged to do so on their own. Arc's programs and services allow our families, friends, and neighbors with intellectual disabilities the opportunity to reach their developmental goals through meaningful engagement in society. This gift of inclusion is something that we can all be grateful for."


Donna Roth

Founder & CEO

Cool Gear International



"The ARC of Greater Plymouth is one of our United Way's strongest partners in greater Plymouth County with a leadership team and staff that understand that services and support for people with developmental challenges are most effectively delivered with compassion and in collaboration with other community organizations and businesses."


Dennis Carman

President & CEO

United Way of Greater Plymouth County


"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 come together to present such a family-friendly, community-focused event.   This is just one example of why we're proud to support such a dynamic organization."


Stephanie Cote

Vice-President Marketing, Rockland Federal Credit Union 

February 2015 
The Arc of Greater Plymouth's Accessible Playground Project
In December, 1959, the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Declaration of the Rights of the Child, which proclaims:
"THIS DECLARATION OF THE RIGHTS OF THE CHILD to the end that he/she may have a happy childhood and enjoy for his/her own good and for the good of society the rights and freedoms herein set forth, and calls upon parents, upon men and women as individuals, and upon voluntary organizations, local authorities and national Governments to recognize these rights and strive for their observance by legislative and other measures progressively taken in accordance with the following principles..." Principle 7 states "The child shall have full opportunity for play and recreation, which should be directed to the same purposes as education; society and the public authorities, shall endeavor to promote the enjoyment of this right."

Last year Marie Saldi, a self-advocate and insightful young woman who has cerebral palsy and uses a wheelchair for mobility, shared her childhood stories of going to local playgrounds with her family but never being able to fully participate because of accessibility issues. Our local playgrounds have terrains difficult if not impossible to manage for those with disabilities and lack specialized equipment and developmental stimuli for children with special needs.
Read full article here...

Learn More About Marie Saldi...

"Since the start of the latest recruitment drive, we have been quite busy. With the purchase of the new bakery in Carver, we have been actively scouring to find a Head Baker who can not only continue some of the local favorites, but bring new flair to the business. They must also be comfortable working with some of our individu  als in employment and with basic managerial duties of maintaining a functioning (and profitable) bakery. It's no small task but very exciting to be involved in. Read full article here...

Appreciation and Thanks to: Toys for Tots, Macy's Hanover, Westwood Village ; Salon Serode; Water Street Caf� and all the individuals who took home ornaments from our three giving trees placed at our offices and in the community. With donations from the above, The Arc of Greater Plymouth Family Support Center was able to provide at least five gifts from wish lists to 166 people this Christmas.

Provider Education Nights
Adult Family Care (AFC) hosted two Provider Open Houses on October 21st and November 5th. Dinner was enjoyed by over 80 participants! A program followed led by AFC Director Linda Freeman and Director of Shared Living Amy Duggan on First Aid Review and Fire Safety. Activities were provided by the AFC staff for all clients in attendance. It was a great success and more Provider Open Houses are being planned. Our next topic will be Social Media Safety and will have a date soon.
Archways, The Arc of Greater Plymouth's newly named employment division, rang in 2015 with the purchase of their own bakery in Carver, Ma. Activities are humming with interviews for a pastry chef/manager, job coach recruitment, task force meetings to plan product line and business plan and the cleaning and organizing and restocking that will need to happen before a proposed opening on Memorial Day. Read full article...
Advocacy Groups Regularly Visit the State House
in the Fall of 2013, the Arc of Greater Plymouth started an advocacy program for individuals with developmental disabilities in Plymouth County, who want to speak out and to be heard about issues which are important to them.  With the support and encouragement of Casey Seaman, Plymouth Area Director of the Department of Developmental Services, three advocacy groups were developed and are facilitated by Victoria Pattinson.  Roger Monty, the Executive Director of the Arc of Greater Plymouth noted "the establishment of this program allows for individuals with disabilities to speak on behalf of themselves as informed members of their community". Read full article...
ARC OF GREATER PLYMOUTH: Giving Tree delivered to homeless Boston veterans
The Arc of Greater Plymouth recently provided some special holiday cheer to residents of the New England Center for Homeless Veterans in Boston, delivering a "Giving Tree" that was decorated by students in the Arc's Life Skills program.

PLYMOUTH - The Arc of Greater Plymouth recently provided some special holiday cheer to residents of the New England Center for Homeless Veterans in Boston, delivering a "Giving Tree" that was decorated by students in the Arc's Life Skills program. Read full article... 

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