In Amador and Calaveras counties, The Arc of Amador and Calaveras serves over 200 people with disabilities. People with disabilities often suffer from isolation, depression, and limited access to recreation opportunities. To help combat the need of increased integration and expanded services, the Safeway Foundation, the charitable giving arm of our local Martell Safeway, has donated $2,800.00 to support and enhance The Arc of Amador and Calaveras’ recreation programs for people served.
“We are grateful to Safeway for their generous support of our mission,” said Shawnna Molina, Executive Director of The Arc of Amador and Calaveras. “Hundreds of people served between the two counties will see the benefits of this contribution immediately. This will also have a positive impact on stimulating recreation businesses in our local communities. Too often people with intellectual and developmental disabilities face the daily anxiety of isolation and depression, this is exactly what we needed to jump start The Arc’s recreation program.”
The Arc of Amador and Calaveras operates several programs across the region to provide support and services to persons with developmental disabilities so they can better live, work learn, and recreate in the mainstream of life. The $2,800.00 grant will be used in Amador and Calaveras counties to provide enhanced and expanded recreation opportunities to people with disabilities.
The Arc of Amador and Calaveras has been serving people with Developmental Disabilities since 1971 and was created by parents determined to ensure the most full and independent lives possible for their children with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The Safeway Foundations philanthropic giving will help catapult this important legacy by enhancing recreation programs.
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To learn more about supporting The Arc or giving, please visitwww.arcofamador.org, email Shawnna Molina, Executive Director, or contact the administrative office at (209) 267-5978.