Thursday, June 25, 2015

Self Advocacy Car Washes Scheduled for the Summer!

2015 Self Advocacy All-Stars


10:00 AM to 2:00 PM

at Save-A-Lot parking lot
West Avenue, Albion

Donations only

Proceeds help fund conferences, events , and local give back to community projects.
Hope to see you there!!

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Thank You Albion Elementary Second Grade Students!

The Arc of Orleans County would like to thank the Albion Elementary second grade class for their hard work in raising money for Camp Rainbow. The students took part in a week long spelling test after asking their family and friends for pledges to benefit the Camp. Their efforts helped raise $5,146.45 to help with the upkeep of the grounds and pool, and purchase items needed at Camp this summer.
Lucas Powley
Lucas Powley was the top student, raising $635.00. The top class was Mrs. Rightmyer’s with $1,199.30; the class received a pizza party for their efforts. The entire second grade, along with teachers and Arc chaperones enjoyed a morning of fun.

The Arc of Orleans County is thankful to all the second grade students and teachers for all they have done to assist Camp Rainbow. doing arts and crafts, story time, outdoor games and music.

If you are interested in learning more about The Arc of Orleans County or donating to Camp Rainbow, please contact Darlene Golson, Community Relations Manager at 589-5516 Ext. 228.

Albion Second Grade Teachers

Friday, June 19, 2015

Lawley, Andolina, Verdi LLC Donate to Camp Rainbow

(Left to right: Darlene Golson, Arc Community Relations Mgr.;
Kathy Sweers, Lawley Andolina, Verdi LLC)

The insurance agency of Lawley, Andolina, Verdi LLC dropped off some great program supplies for The Arc's Camp Rainbow today.  Kathy Sweers stated that they raised the funds by holding a special raffle at their Agency.  A special thank you goes out to Lawley, Andolina, Verdi LLC and their employees for their support and generosity! 

Arc of Orleans County Awarded Grant from NYSARC Trust

The Trustees of the NYSARC, Inc. Trust have approved a remainder fund grant of $8,000 per chapter to provide recreational opportunities for people they support.  Last year the Chapter received a similar grant from NYSARC Trust Services to ninety of our individuals. They went to Hidden Valley and Corning Glass Center where they each got to make a glass flower. They spent the day at Seabreeze Amusement Park and had a picnic.  The individuals also went to the Strasenburgh Planetarium and the Rochester Museum & Science Center. One of our sites purchased some arts and crafts and activities for the residents to work on.  The individuals were able to attend several Buffalo Bills and Rochester Amerks games.  They also were able to hold several holiday themed celebrations due to the generosity of this grant.  The Arc of Orleans County plans to use the funds in the same fashion this year.   

In addition, remainder fund grants totaling $ 1,466,000 were awarded to support NYSARC guardianship programs statewide.  A total of $1,874,000 in remainder grants was awarded in 2015 to support recreation and guardianship statewide.  NYSARC Trust Services administers supplemental needs trusts that enable people with disabilities to remain in their home and community while retaining Medicaid services and other government benefits.   Information is available on how NYSARC Trust Services may benefit you:  our website , phone 1-518-439-8323, toll free phone 1-800-735-8924 or e-mail 



Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Please Join Us on June 30th!

Journey Along the Erie Canal

You’re cordially invited to  join us 
in cheering on John Robinson
and his biking crew on their journey
along the Erie Canal.
Where:         16 East Academy Street, North Lawn
When::         Tuesday, June 30, 2015
Time            11:00 am
 John Robinson and his crew stopping in Albion in July 2014
on his annual ride from Buffalo to Albany.
John Robinson is Managing Partner and CEO of Our Ability., Inc. Our Ability is a company owned and operated by People with Disabilities to support People with Disabilities. Our Ability is a USBLN Disability Owned Business Enterprise (DOBE) specializing in Diversity Inclusion messaging, Disability Etiquette and Video Production.
John Robinson is a motivational/inspirational speaker. In the past six years, Robinson has been from Italy to Australia discussing the Obstacles he has Overcome! Robinson can speak to audiences about Overcoming Obstacles in Life, Businesses or Sales





Special Raffle Tickets Available for Sale Now!

We are holding an exciting
new raffle this year! 

The drawing will be held at our 2nd Annual Legacy of Love Basket Raffle on Saturday, September 12, 2015.  You DO NOT need to be present to win...but we hope you are. 

Special Raffle:
1st Prize          47" Vizio LED TV
2nd Prize         Money Tree with $250 in Cash & Lottery Tickets
3rd Prize          $100 MasterCard

Tickets are $5.00 each or $20.00 for five tickets.  You can purchase tickets from the Community Relations Department at 122 Caroline Street, PO Box 439, Albion, NY 14411. 

The Arc's 2nd Annual Legacy of Love Basket Raffle
Saturday, September 12, 2015
The Arc's Nutrition Program
16 East Academy Street, South Door
Albion, NY 14411
9:30 am -1:30 pm
Any questions, please contact:
Darlene Golson at (585)589-5516 ext. 228 or
Tina Bieber (585)589-5516 ext. 227 or at

Monday, June 1, 2015

Rain Date Set for Arc of Orleans Golf Tournament

The Arc of Orleans County’s 36th Annual Golf Tournament
was rained out this past Sunday and a rain date has been set
for Sunday, July 12th. 

The tournament is being held at Hickory Ridge Golf and Country Club on Lynch Road, Holley.  Registration begins at 8 AM with a shotgun start at 9 AM.  Cost is $85 per person/$340 for foursome.  You will receive breakfast before the start, lunch on the turn, and dinner following your day of golf, along with many raffles and prizes!!
There may be a few teams who are unable to join us for the rescheduled date, so we may have openings for your foursome.  If you are interested in golfing or would like more information, please contact Tina Bieber, Community Relations Specialist, at 585-589-5516 ext. 227 or email her at 

The Community Relations Department would like to thank all the hardworking staff and volunteers who helped set up AND take down on Sunday!!!