Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Rainbow Preschool Wishlist

The Holidays are coming, and we are always in need of supplies for the Preschool! 
This list is also always available on the website.


Please look over this list and send one or two!

Children’s music/cd’s
Puzzles (6 & 10pc)
regular /seasonal
Little Tykes fishing pole w/fish
Bag of play sand
Shaving cream
Balls (different sizes)
Bingo markers
Water color books
Baby wipes
Tape (all kinds)
Pegs/peg board
Batteries (all sizes)
Brown lunch bags
Wash Cloths
Clorox Wipes
CD player (kids)
Corn starch
Hand Towels
Koosh balls
White rice
Cotton balls
Velcro (self sticking)
Counting cubes
Bean bag chair filling
Multicultural dolls
Hole punchers
Wiggly eyes
Train set
Spray bottles
Fat pencils
Tacky glue
Blow horns
Squirt toys
Beach Towels
Food coloring
Straws & crazy straws
Cookie cutters
Kitchen timers
Fisher Price toys
Beans- assorted dryed
Small tunnels
Clothes (size 2-6)
Fiskar scissors
Tag boards
Yoga Mats
Dolls that identify their body parts
Baby Dolls
Yoga blocks
Simple childhood board games
Shape sorters
Sand paper
Yoga straps

Donations can be dropped off at our Rainbow Preschool Office Monday-Friday, 8:00-4:00 at:

243 South Main Street, Albion
64 Walnut Street, Batavia
Thank you for your support

Orleans Correctional Facility Make a Difference Day Donation

The Arc of Orleans County would like to thank the Orleans Correctional Facility for their support of Rainbow Preschool and their donation of $300.  Each year, Orleans Correctional holds a "Make a Difference Day" and money raised benefits not-for-profits and organizations in the Western New York area.  We greatly appreciate how very generous they have been with their support of the Preschool for many years! 

The Orleans Correctional Facility also supports Nutrifare/Meals on Wheels with Make a Difference Day donations each year. 

Monday, October 17, 2016

Thanks for Your Support at the Ham Loaf Dinner!

Thank you to everyone who come to support Arc of Genesee Orleans at the Ham Loaf Dinner last week. We had a decent turn out, and everyone enjoyed themselves!

A big thank you to the volunteers that helped run the dinner, and the kitchen staff who prepared it! 

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Ham Loaf Dinner: TOMORROW Thursday, October 13th

Ham Loaf Dinner: Thursday, October 13th

The annual Ham Loaf dinner is tomorrow! This meal is a local favorite, and is anticipated by many of our supporters! Proceeds will benefit Arc of Genesee Orleans Nutri-Fair Meals on Wheels Program. Take outs will be available! There will also be a 50/50 raffle! Call 589-7817 for more info.

The dinner will include: 
Homemade Ham Loaf
Peas with Pearl Onions
AuGratin Potatoes
Dinner Roll
A variety of drinks
Brownie Dessert

Where: Nutri-fair/Meals-on-Wheels, 16 East Academy Street, South door, Albion, NY 14411
When: Thursday October 13th, 4:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
How Much: $9

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

National Disabilities Employment Awareness Month

Celebrating Disability Inclusion for More than 70 Years

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National Disabilities Employment Awareness Month has been observed each October since 1945 when Congress declared the first week in October "National Employ the Physically Handicapped Week."  It celebrates the contributions of workers with disabilities and educates about the value of a diverse workforce inclusive of their skills and talents.

You can learn more about the origins and evolution of  National Disabilities Employment Awareness Month and other important events in disability employment history at the New York State Department of Labor's website at  and for more information you can go to the New York State Education Department Adult Career & Continuing Ed Services website at

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

October Autism Support Group

Support Group

Date: 10/26/16

Time: 6:30 pm -8:30 pm
Location:  The Arc of Genesee Orleans

122 Caroline Street Albion, NY 1441


Registration Requested


** Last meeting of 2016***

For further information & questions,
please contactKristen Ostrander
585-589-1750 ext. 2231 or

Empowering Families Program
through Arc of  Genesee Orleans