The ARC of Atlantic County Thanks Donors for Giving Tuesday

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As people around the country are making donations to charities as part Giving Tuesday, members of one local organization aren't asking for people to give this year, but in fact are the ones doing the giving.

The Arc of Atlantic County provides services and support for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The organization helps over 800 people throughout the county by planning fun activities to helping with housing – but none of this would be possible without hundreds of thousands of dollars given by donors.

“We couldn’t do it without our donors in lots of different ways. Donors give money that help to make ends meet, because the mostly funded by the state of New Jersey the budget is always tight. Donors also bring volunteers,” said Pat Jones, CEO of Arc of Atlantic County.

Instead of asking people to give this Giving Tuesday, volunteers at the ARC of Atlantic County reached out to people who have donated in the past to simply say thank you.

Scott Hennis, COO of Arc of Atlantic County, explained that he and everyone at the Arc are appreciative of their donors throughout the year and decided to use Giving Tuesday as a chance just to say "Thank you. We’re so thankful for your support.”  

Volunteers worked in two-hour shifts from noon to six to reach out to people who have helped the Arc of Atlantic County in the last year. Donors across 

“For us thanking people seemed like more of our culture. We really rely on the community support and the community connections we have and every opportunity is a day that somebody can make a donation to you but for us, if we’re going to take a specific day like a Giving Tuesday and say thank you,” said Hennis.

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