The Arc of Schuyler Board of Directors Board President, Michael Stamp announced the nonprofit organization has begun an annual membership and fund drive to support people with disabilities.
The campaign will recruit new members and renew commitments from current members. The Arc is hoping to increase its membership in 2015.
Through membership, community members become advocates for people with developmental and other disabilities.
Partnerships with NYSARC, Inc. and The Arc of the United States allow The Arc of Schuyler to advocate for legislative issues at the state and federal levels. Memberships numbers strengthen the agency's voice within NYSARC and The Arc with issues such as housing, education, and transportating and maintaining funding for services for people with disabilities and their families.
"Our most important appeal of each year is our membership campaign," said Stamp. "Please join us and help us to support our mission to enable people with disabilities and others in the community to lead lives of purpose and to reach their fullest potential. I am asking the community and The Arc of Schuyler family to renew their memberships or to become members for the first time. Membership matters and it will make a difference for families and impact lives in many ways."
Those interested in becoming a member may simply make a donation to The Arc of Schuyler online by clicking the 'Donate' button below or mailing a donation to: The Arc of Schuyler, 203 12th Street, Watkins Glen, NY 14891.