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Happy Birthday BIS Mailing Services!
Celebrating 20 Years of Excellence (1994 - 2014)
BIS Mailing Services, GWArc's agency-owned business, is celebrating 20 years of operation in 2014!
GWArc recently filmed a Public Service Announcement (PSA) about BIS Mailing Services' 20th birthday. Pictured above left (left to right), Cherri Perez, BIS Mail Production and Marketing Coordinator; Roz Rubin, GWArc CEO; and GWArc participants Brian Doucette and Van Dinh film the PSA at WCAC-TV, The Waltham Channel. Above right, Roz Rubin displays BIS Mailing Services' birthday cake.
GWArc Legislative Town Meetings
State Senator Mike Barrett (above left) makes a point at GWArc's Legislative Town Meeting on Friday, January 31. The meeting, held at 31 Woodland Road, provided GWArc program participants, family members and GWArc staff members an opportunity to talk with the legislators about their needs and ask questions about disabilities related funding in the FY15 state budget.
Also pictured above (left to right) are State Senator William Brownsberger, GWArc CEO Roz Rubin and Kevin Larivee, Legislative Director & Counsel for Senator Barrett.
Above (left to right), State Representatives Tom Stanley, John Lawn and Jonathan Hecht, along with GWArc CEO Roz Rubin, listen to questions from the audience at the first of two Legislative Town Meetings held at GWArc on Tuesday, January 28.
Both sessions were videotaped by WCAC-TV, The Waltham Channel, and can be viewed on that station in the near future. Access to the videos will also be available on GWArc's website.
Our thanks to these five legislators for coming to GWArc!
Brandeis Buddies Featured in Winter 2014 Issue of
Brandeis Buddies participants (l-r) Kristina Smith, a participant in GWArc's Group Supported Employment Program, and Brandeis students Leah Friend and Evelyn Wiyanto enjoy spending time together at a recent Brandeis Buddies meeting.
Click here to read more about Brandeis Buddies, a program that seeks to build friendships between Brandeis student volunteers and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities who work on campus or live in the community. This article was featured in the Winter 2014 issue of The Advocate, the publication of The Arc of Massachusetts.
GWArc's Short Film "Our Question" was filmed in Summer 2013 with the help of WCAC-TV.
The film premiered at GWArc's 57th Annual Meeting in November 2013. Click below to view "Our Question".
Click on each picture to view the video. Enjoy!
NEW! Click here to see our Summary of the FY 2014 Operating Plan
NEW! Click here to see our FY 2014 Accessibility Plan
NEW! Click here to see our FY 2013 Performance Analysis Summary
BIS MAILING SERVICES
Celebrating 20 Years! 1994-2014BIS Mailing Services is our agency-owned business. Founded in 1994, BIS Mail has served well over 150 customers with mailing and assembly services. BIS Mail employees are individuals served in our Vocational and Day Education Programs in Waltham. Employees complete BIS Mail jobs and are paid competitive wages.
BIS Mail is capable of completing numerous mailing tasks, and frees up your most valuable resources - your employees - so they can spend their time doing what they do best. GWArc staff members supervise, inspect and sign off on each job, providing you with timely and accurately completed work.
For more information or to speak with a BIS Mail supervisor, please contact us at 781-891-1904, or email BISMail@gwarc.org or visit www.BISMailing.com.
NEW! Follow Us Online
GWArc's February 2014 newsletter is here! Click here to read it, or visit our Newsletter Page.
Do you subscribe to The Boston Globe? If so, you'll receive a Globe Grant voucher in the mail that you can designate to a non profit organization of your choice. We hope that you'll consider nominating GWArc to receive the advertising credit! Look for a silver envelope in your mail.
For more info, check out the Globe's page on this program.
Join us for our 5th Annual
"Ciao Down" for GWArc!
GWArc is actively seeking sponsors of this popular community dinner/fundraiser.
If you would like to be a sponsor, or would like more information, please contact Joanne Raymond, Marketing & Development, at 781-899-1344 x4147 or email@example.com.
Click to view and print the flyer for more details about this event!
Click here to view our Recreation Schedule.
GWArc's Annual Appeal is Underway!
Please make a donation to GWArc. Your tax-deductible gift makes a difference in the lives of individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities served by GWArc.
Please write a check to payable to GWArc and mail to GWArc, 56 Chestnut Street, Waltham MA 02453 or click here to make a secure donation online.
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