Summer Projects

Answering Your Questions: The 5 W’s of the Arc’s Summer Projects Identifying the right summer camp for a child can be challenging. As your child gets older, fun and impactful summer opportunities for teens can be difficult to find – especially for young adults with disabilities. The St. Louis Arc has been a leader in…

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Volunteer Appreciation Month 

The month of April is a dedicated time to celebrate the amazing impact made by volunteers. At the St. Louis Arc, volunteers are a vital part of supporting participants and programs. Thank you to each volunteer for providing meaningful experiences to people we support!    During the pandemic, volunteers have continued to provide unique support while…

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Volunteering With the Arc

As a not-for-profit organization, the St. Louis Arc relies heavily on the support of volunteers. We are grateful to the more than 1200 individuals and groups who volunteered last year. Recently, we asked several of our volunteers to talk about their time working with people with disabilities through the St. Louis Arc. If you would…

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Make A Difference

Each year, on the fourth Saturday in October, volunteers across the country participate in Make A Difference Day.  Make A Difference Day is not only one of the largest, single days of service, it is also a call to action. This past weekend volunteers answered the call by engaging with residents and families at the…

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Join the Fun

Make A Difference, Have Fun There are many reasons why people choose to give their time and volunteer for an organization. From students fulfilling volunteer hours to retirees looking to stay connected, volunteers have one thing in common – they want to make a difference. The Arc provides year-round volunteer opportunities to have fun and…

School Supplies

St. Louis Arc Kids Need Your Help

For many mid-July seems too early to start thinking of kids returning to school. However many St. Louis schools begin classes in less than 30 days! With less than a month before school starts, St. Louis Arc kids need your help. Now in its 14th year, the St. Louis Arc Back to School Drive supports…

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Pathways to Partnership: Missouri Botanical Gardens

For more than a decade the St. Louis Arc has been a proud community partner with the National Historic Landmark, Missouri Botanical Garden. One of the oldest botanical gardens in the United States, the mission of the Garden is to discover and share knowledge about plants and their environment in order to preserve and enrich life. Throughout…

Party in the Parking Lot

You’re Invited: Party in the Parking Lot

Saturday, May 19 The St. Louis Arc’s Leisure Services invites you to the 6th Annual Party in the Parking Lot. This sellout event is the perfect opportunity to catch up with old friends or make new ones. The Arc’s parking lot is transformed into a party to remember with Club 1177’s own DJ Lauren playing…

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Thank You Volunteers

Volunteer Appreciation Week – April 16-20 Volunteers play many important roles at the St. Louis Arc. The largest and most visible group of volunteers are those working in a direct support role. This group is made up of compassionate and fun-loving individuals that regularly socialize with the people we support, and facilitate fun activities out…

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Back to School on the Right Foot

For 13 years, the St. Louis Arc has partnered with businesses and individuals in the St. Louis community for the St. Louis Arc Back to School Drive. This year, 150 children were identified from our Capable Kids and Family, Parents Learning Together, and Belle Children Services programs for the drive. With a Little Help From…