The Arc of McLennan County was named the sixth Charity Champion of the 2017 season. The Arc is a nonprofit that helps adults and children with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
The Arc of McLennan County is dedicated to expanding opportunities, care, and support for persons and families impacted by intellectual and developmental disabilities. The nonprofit offers families several programs: An after-school program for children with disabilities; a summer day camp for children with intellectual and developmental disabilities; and a day program, called The Opportunity Center, for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
The Arc needs monetary donations to supplement program costs to keep programs affordable for families.
Although Charity Champions are not selected by the number of nominations, The Arc of McLennan County received more than 20 nominations, including one from Ellen Horrell whose son was served by The Arc:
This is an awesome organization! They are concerned with helping those who are disadvantaged and disabled. They work to provide amazing opportunities to disabled talented individuals with the utmost respect and kindness.
When asked what the organization hopes to achieve as a Charity Champion, executive director Tom Pearson said, “The Arc hopes to better serve the community by making more people aware of its services for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.”
The Arc is TFNB’s 24th Charity Champion since the bank launched the program in 2014.
About The Arc of McLennan County
Organized in Waco in 1954, The Arc of McLennan County is a non-profit, 501 (c) (3) membership association affiliated with The Arc of the United States and The Arc of Texas. Governed by a local board of directors, The Arc has programs for both children and adults with disabilities and provides support to parents and families as well. Visit http://www.wacoarc.org/ for more information.