This past Friday, Christmas lights and carolers lined the parking lot of The Arc Administrative offices. Home for Christmas Extravaganza, a virtual/drive-thru event raised funding for our Rivendale program. Although, we would all have liked to have been gathered, The Arc Administration made the difficult decision to go virtual with the event for the safety of everyone.
Businesses and individuals stepped up in a big way to help us raise over $41,000 to support students with disabilities and learning difficulties to reach their full potential. The event included a delicious meal catered by As You Like It Catering, a holiday bundle with several goodies such as; tech gloves, pint glasses, fire-starters, sweet bread from Neighbors Mill and a choice of beer, wine or cider. Meal pickup took place at The Arc Administrative offices with Christmas lights, carolers from MSU and Santa himself. After everyone got cozy at home, they were able to enjoy exciting entertainment, inspirational stories and an online silent auction from our Home for Christmas program.
“Home for Christmas Extravaganza was a special spin on our signature event and was very successful,” stated President/CEO Mike Powers. “We are thankful to the many sponsors and individuals who made this event possible during a difficult year for fundraising.”
From all of us at The Arc of the Ozarks, thank you for supporting our mission and Happy Holidays!