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There are many ways for helping us change the lives of people with I/DD and their families. You can make donations, sponsor an event or program, volunteer or even donate your talent supporting a specific project.
This is a special year of celebrations for The Arc of King County. Established in 1936 by a group of parents who wanted a better life for their children, we are proud to reach our 80th anniversary this year.
Many of our supporters are surprised to discover how long we have been advocating for the rights of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. While many things have thankfully changed for the better in the past eight decades, one thing has been consistent since the beginning. Families and friends like you have always played a central role in the advocacy and services that we provide. Thank you for standing with us every step of the way. We would not, and could not, be celebrating this huge milestone without you!
We truly want to celebrate with you because you are the reason for our success. Please “save the date” in your calendar for a few key events that we are planning this year (more details will come later):
• January 23 – Open House and Annual Meeting
• May 14 – 80th Anniversary Legacy Gala
• September 10 – 3rd Annual 5k for Inclusion
• November 21 – 27th Annual Legislative Forum
We also want to include YOU in helping make this year of celebrations happen! Sign up for our 80th Anniversary Gala Sub Commitee and put your skills to work! We would love to have you a part of our team!
Thank you for being part of our community, and thank you for all of your work on behalf of people with I/DD for the last 80 years.
Become a member of The Arc today and join the largest advocacy group in the US working for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities to be fully included as citizens who live, learn, work, and play in their community.
More than 78 years ago, parents and families like you started The Arc of King County as a grassroots organization of members who wanted to improve the lives of children with disabilities. These many decades later, YOUR VOICE contributes to strengthen our grassroots movement. Your membership helps to keep our services free and it also increases our voting power on national issues with The Arc of the US. History has shown that the collective voice has considerable influence, so we invite you to be part of our collective voice as a member.
• Membership in the State and National Arcs
• A vote on incoming board members at The Arc of King County’s annual meeting
• Informed communication and news alerts from a trusted source
• Leadership and volunteer opportunities
• A stronger community of powerful voices
• Inclusion of everyone to thrive as equal, valued, and active participants of our community
• Get free trial subscription to Apostrophe Magazine and a free one year digital subscription to ABILITY Magazine.
Your membership is valid for one year. Your contribution covers the cost of membership, and ensures that all members have a voice, regardless of their ability to pay membership dues.
For questions about membership, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (206) 829-7008
Did you know The Arc of King County is registered with the Combined Fund Drive and many workplace giving campaigns all over the Puget Sound? Join a campaign through your workplace or local combined fund drive to start making an impact right away!
Research shows that workplace giving programs are three time more effective than simply writing a check. This can be for a variety of reasons, but to convince you, here are our top three. First, your contribution is spread out over the course of a year, allowing smaller more manageable gifts to be deducted from your paycheck. These small gifts sure add up and make a significant impact in our community. Second, your gift is deducted automatically from your paycheck. You only have to make the decision once and then watch the work being done all year long. Last, your gifts impact the community around you. You're making a real difference right here in King County.
The Arc of King County is registered with a multitude of workplace giving campaigns. If you don't see your company listed below, you can enroll through the King County Community Fund Drive. Here are the campaigns/companies we are currently registered with:
- King County Combined Federal Campaign
- North Puget Sound Combined Federal Campaign
- King County Combined Fund Drive
- City of Seattle
- United Way
- American Express
- Bank of America
- Gates Foundation
- General Electric
- JP Morgan Chase
- King County Employee Giving Program
- Liberty Mutual
- Union Bank
Our CFC Number: 74051