Tippy Arc News for November and December 2022
Our Mission… The Arc promotes and protects the human rights of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and actively supports their full inclusion and participation in the community throughout their lifetimes. www.arcoftippecanoe.org
Executive Director Update
Can you believe it is November already? It seems like fall has just flown by this year.
We had a very busy October with lots of events. We enjoyed Exploration Acres and hot dogs on the open fire along with a big Halloween Bash at Club 53. Thanks to all the Volunteers who made these events possible. Check out the great pictures from the events on Facebook and Instagram.
We have two more events for 2022. We have our November Club 53 Harvest Dance with the gentleman from Pi Kappa Phi on November 12th and a Club 53 Christmas Party on December 10th. We are going to try something new this year and combine the big dinner of the Holiday Dinner with a Club 53 event. We will have food, music, crafts and a visit from Santa with gifts for everyone along with some treats for our caregivers. I am looking for a few elves to help me with this event- Crafters, Cooks, Wrappers etc. Email me if you would like to volunteer. We will need lots of hands for an event like this.
We will also be sharing events from other organizations and companies as well. If you would like us to share your events- that are open to all Adults with I/DD and or families in Tippecanoe County, just send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Tippy Arc Caregiver Support Group is meeting in person at the end of the month. I am looking at the 29th or 30th. Please let me know if you would like to participate so I can plan for everyone. I have had several family caregivers who have asked to meet other parents to expand their community.
We will be doing 10 Days of The Arc of Tippecanoe County Fundraising Event starting December 1st and ending at Club 53 on December 10th. This is one of our biggest fundraising events of the year. Each day we highlight on Facebook, Instagram and our website different events/programs from the Tippy Arc showing what we accomplish when we work together to support our Mission. Please consider making a donation or share the posts with friends and family telling them how you or someone you love is impacted by our organization.
As always, thank you for letting me work with you all. Let me know how I can help.
November/December Tippy Arc Events- Event Flyers will go out for each event.
November 12th 5:30 to 8 pm Club 53’s Harvest Dance
Cost is $20 and includes drinks/snacks plus activity. Caregivers get in free.
November 30thth 6 to 8 pm Great Skates Sensory Skating!!
Cost is $5 per person plus $4 skate rental.
December 10th 5:30 to 8 pm Club 53’s Christmas Celebration
Cost is $5 and includes drinks/dinner plus crafts, prizes and a gift from Santa. Caregivers get in free. THIS PARTY WILL REQUIRE AN RSVP TO ENSURE WE HAVE SUPPLIES FOR EVERYONE- MORE INFORMATION COMING SOON.
*RSVP reminder- all events with the exception of Club 53 require an RSVP with names of those participating in the event to email@example.com This ensures we have enough food, drinks or supplies for everyone. RSVP to Club 53 is not necessary but is really helpful.
** I am also pleased to announce that starting in December we will have the ability to take debit/credit cards at all events. We will also be able to send electronic receipts from the event.
Check out The Arc of Tippecanoe Counties website it at www.arcoftippecanoe.org Pictures on Facebook and Instagram!! Are you following us?
Have you visited our Facebook page lately? Lots of great pictures from recent activities. We also post educational opportunities and resources frequently on social media. You can also join our Caregiver Support Group or Arc Friends Group.
Paper plates, napkins and cups for events.
Thank you cards and envelopes
Games for Club 53
Check our Tippy Arc Amazon Wishlist at https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/O8UGYOS8QS7U?ref_=wl_share
The Tippy Arc Needs You!
There are many opportunities to volunteer with The Arc of Tippecanoe County! Many of the activities can be done in your own home in your free time. Below are just a few of the areas in which we need volunteers:
- Serve at an event or Club 53.
- Teach Dances at Club 53
- Share you Art/Music Skills with us- Teach a class
- Be a guest Bartender for Club 53- no alcohol served and no experience needed 😊
- Manager for Club 53- oversee set up and volunteers for monthly Club 53
- Caregiver Support Team Members- help other caregivers/plan support events
- Outreach Volunteers to share events with other groups.
- Technology Support
Let us know how you’d like to help:
765-476-3277 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Reminder!!! Arc of Tippecanoe County memberships are now free and entitle members to email news blasts, Arc of Indiana newsletters, news on upcoming trainings, events and more! For more information, check the Arc of Tippecanoe website at www.arcoftippecanoe.org to fill out the form!
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