Your Donation Makes a Difference at The Arc of Greater Beaumont
Did you know? When you donate your gently used, wearable clothing, shoes and household textiles in your neighborhood ATRS donation bin, you’re supporting one of 21 different charitable partners across the nation. For our residents in Beaumont, TX, this charity is the The Arc of Greater Beaumont. Here’s how this local organization benefits from its longstanding ATRS Clothing & Shoe Recycling Partnership:
The Arc began as a group of concerned individuals and parents advocating as the voice of change for individuals conditioned with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD). Like every parent, they wanted more for their children. They wanted their children to lead fulfilling lives out in the community and not be shuttered away. It was in that spirit that The Arc was born, as a grassroots organization with about 140,000 members who are affiliated through state and local chapters, like Beaumont’s.
The Arc strives to ensure that Americans with IDD have the services and support they need to grow, develop & live in communities across the nation. These services include early intervention, health care, free appropriate public education and support for their families. For adults, services and support include preparation for employment, independent living skill training, recreation activities and more. The Arc also exists because people with IDD need help to ensure that their rights as citizens of this country are protected, and they are supported to live as they choose. Finally, The Arc advocates for research and prevention of both the causes and the effects of intellectual and developmental disabilities.
If you are looking to do some good deeds within your community, The Arc of Greater Beaumont is always accepting applications for its volunteer program. Your availability, skills and special interests will determine your placement and duties at The Arc, but rest assured that you will always leave with a smile knowing that you made a difference.
Want to help out, but can’t spare time to become a volunteer? Don’t worry, simply cleaning out your closets can support The Arc of Greater Beaumont! Every pound of donated clothing, shoes and other household textiles provide much needed funding for ongoing programs and services throughout Southeast Texas. This month, more than ever, we need your help.
Have a bag of gently used clothing, shoes, soft toys or other household textiles ready to drop off? Look for Clothing & Shoe Donation Bins with The Arc of Greater Beaumont logo in your neighborhood or call the ATRS Recycling 24-Hr Hotline 866-900-9308 for the location nearest you. Thanks for being an advocate in your community!