Warm Holiday Greetings from The Arc Lane County
As we approach another holiday season with COVID swirling around us, we are reminded, that even in the midst of a pandemic, we live in a generous, resilient and supportive community.

The Arc is grateful for YOU, our employees, our board of directors, community partners, volunteers, donors, and the individuals we support in the community. You are a wonderful blessing, and you enrich our community!

The Arc wishes you and your family a beautiful holiday season, and may your New Year be filled with good health, peace and joy.
Pole Raising Takes Place at Arc Park, KVAL Lifestyle Matters Segment Airs
Construction of the Comcast Amphitheater, the centerpiece of the first phase of the Arc Park, is taking shape. The four main posts for the amphitheater were hoisted into place late last month. Watch this video to see the pole raising event.

In addition, KVAL's Matt Schultz interviewed The Arc Lane County Assistant Executive Director Angela Phinney and local parent Lesli Takasugi for the Lifestyle Matters segment that aired on Nov. 30. Watch the segment on the Arc Park's YouTube channel.
Help Purchase Arc Park Turf This Holiday Season
Thank you to the amazing individuals who donated to the Arc Park on Giving Tuesday. Your generous giving will help us purchase the accessible turf that will be used throughout the park.

We still need more help to reach our $45K goal to buy the turf. YOU can make a difference in the lives of local children this holiday season by making a tax deductible donation.

Donate online or text "PlayYourPart" to 63665. All donations are tax deductible.
Local Companies, Community Members Spread Holiday Cheer
While The Arc was not able to host its annual Tree of Joy holiday party this year, we were able to help families in need this holiday by providing gifts for children and a holiday meal.

This holiday cheer was possible thanks to generous people and business partners in our community, including Eugene Emerald Valley Rotary, Springfield Twin Rivers Rotary, Cobalt Computer Services, First Baptist Church of Eugene, Papa Murphy's Take 'N' Bake Pizza, Cabela's, Lane Forest Products, The Satre Group, WinCo Foods, as well as Matt Huston and Ken Brown with the Hope Project and Laura Malin.
CARES Center Holiday Hours
The CARES Center will continue to provide food boxes to people in need in the community during the holidays.

See the CARES Center holiday hours to pick up a food box before the holidays.
The Arc Gets Merry in Springfield Christmas Parade
More than 40 employees and clients participated in The Arc Lane County's float in the 69th annual Springfield Christmas Parade on December 4. It was a great day full of smiles and fun spreading holiday cheer in the community.

We would like to thank to BRING Recycling for loaning The Arc a truck for the parade, and express our heartfelt appreciation to Steven Colbert, the director of operations at BRING, for driving the float on the parade route.
Upcoming Viewing, Discussion of New Documentary, The R-Word
Encircle Films, is a local nonprofit with a mission of creating awareness of important social issues, will show The R-Word, a new documentary on Jan. 5 at 6:30 p.m. at the Broadway Metro theatre, located at 888 Willamette St. A panel discussion will follow the viewing of the film. Watch a trailer of The R-Word here.
Join The Arc Team and Make a Difference in Your Community
At The Arc Lane County, we love the work we do and it shows! We are looking for more people to join our fun and dynamic team.

See the Current Job Openings and apply today. You can also text ARCAPPLY to 541-343-5256.
Research Opportunity for Parents of Adults with Disabilities
A professor at California State University Long Beach is conducting a Natural Supports Study related to adults who experience intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD). Parents of adults (18+ years) with I/DD are needed for the study.

All participants will receive a free caregiver resource and 25 randomly selected participants will receive a $25 gift card to the store of their choice.