The Arc, Ocean County Chapter was awarded a $15,000 grant from the OceanFirst Foundation to support their COVID-19 Relief Campaign to install touchless sinks at their six vocational day programs.
The Arc’s vocational services provides job training and employment supports to individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities with the goal of finding productive employment, increasing self sufficiency and self-esteem, and providing valuable resources to the community.
“Since closing our day programs in March due to the pandemic, we knew we needed new and innovative solutions when reopening,” said Laura Williams, Executive Director of The Arc, Ocean County Chapter. “By installing touchless sinks, we can provide one more simple step to ensure the health and safety of our participants and staff. We are thankful to the OceanFirst Foundation for helping us reach our goal.”
The Arc, Ocean County Chapter has been raising funds for their new COVID-19 Campaign vision for touchless sinks since July, including a Run Walk Ride LBI virtual challenge, and have raised $35,000 towards their $42,000 goal. Please donate today online at www.arcocean.org or mail your gift to The Arc, Ocean County Chapter, 815 Cedar Bridge Ave, Lakewood, NJ 08701.
For more details about The Arc, Ocean County Chapter visit www.arcocean.org.
About The Arc, Ocean County Chapter
The Arc, Ocean County Chapter, Inc. was established in 1955 with the mission to advocate, provide opportunities and supports necessary for all individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities to be accepted and valued as citizens of the communities in which they choose to live, learn, work and play. Today, the chapter serves more than 1,500 individuals through residential services, vocational services, and family support services.