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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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Lego Day at the Arc
Lego Day at the Arc
May 2016 
"Buddy Benches" donated by the Arc of Greater Plymouth and built by Vocational students at Taunton High School 
Brenda Preston and her children who attend Carver Elementary___. ___Brenda was instrumental in bringing a Buddy bench to Carver.
Brenda Preston and her children who attend Carver Elementary. Brenda was instrumental in bringing a Buddy bench to Carver.
On Wednesday April 27th two "Buddy Benches" donated by the Arc of Greater Plymouth and built by Vocational students at Taunton High School received a warm welcome from teachers and students at Carver Elementary School!

A Buddy Bench is a simple idea to eliminate loneliness and foster friendship on the playground spreading the message of inclusion and kindness.

Principal Ruby Maestas and students
Principal Ruby Maestas and students
Ms. Ruby Maestas, Principal of 
the Carver Elementary School spoke to students, teachers and community members about the significance of the Benches and kindness towards one another. Carver Elementary school chose the saying " The Greatest Gift of Life is Friendship" which is displayed on the Benches.

Taunton High School students Hannah_ Andrew_ Alek and Lee who built the benches
Taunton High School students Hannah_ Andrew_ Alek and Lee who built the benches
Ms. Maestas spoke to the students "If you see a student sitting on the Bench go over and ask them to play. Make a new friend and invite them to play with your friends. If there is a group of you on the bench find something to play together. This is about being kind towards one another and including everyone."
Last year funds raised from The Arc of Greater Plymouths' Trik or Trot Race were used to donate Buddy Benches to schools in the towns we serve.
CARVER - When they need a friend, there are new, special buddy benches where children at Carver Elementary School can sit to connect with other children.   Read full story here...
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Friday May 6th 
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Archways Applauds Volunteers
Debbie Lane moved to Plymouth at the end of summer 2015 and was looking for ways to become more involved in her new community. Reading an article in the local paper about Archways One Warm Coat drive, she decided to donate some coats last winter. When she arrived at Archways Cordage Park address she asked the receptionist "what do you do here?"  "I was taken by the happy chatter and all the activity going on," Debbie told me. She was then introduced to Director Deb Monopoli who filled her in on our Employment Services and Community Based Day Services and asked if she would like to meet some of our Archways individuals. Before her introduction they discussed that she might like to volunteer for the program a couple days a week. "When I was introduced to the group as a possible new volunteer, they broke out in applause! I was hooked from that moment," said Debbie. She now volunteers Tuesdays and Thursdays 10AM to 2PM, cashiers at the "CAFÉ" selling healthy snacks during break times, goes to Live Life Believe to work out with several individuals twice a week and assists with other small group projects with CBDS participants. "It's such a happy place," Debbie states. Obviously it is a great match for the former teacher.

Another current Archways volunteer, Ed Bercume is supporting Archways Self Advocate Marie Saldi in creating and maintaining her Accessible Playgrounds Blog.   You can view Marie's Blog @

Archways Paints Rocks for Roger
With love and admiration, and some sadness, Archways individuals held their own farewell "sendoff" for Roger Monty who leaves after being Executive Director "THE BOSS" for the past eight years. Wanting to be remembered in a solid way, the individuals decided to paint rocks for him to take with him...
Because--  ROGER ROCKS 

Donna Tresca's 1st Grade Class at Kingston Elementary are excited about the growing garden!
Ms. Tresca received a grant from the Arc of Greater Plymouth to build small gardens to share with the community.
Family Support News
Congratulations to Kristine Marquis the new Family Support Director. Kristine can be reached at 508 732-9292 ext 117 or

New staff members in Family Support include Jessica Gonsalves,  Family Support Coordinator 508 732-9292 ext 133 or and Debra Sajjan, Family Support Coordinator 508 732-9292 ext 118 or