Providing services to persons with intellectual and developmental
disabilities since 1956
 


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Save the Date!

GWArc's 44th Annual Harvest Breakfast
   
Sunday, October 19, 8AM-Noon
  
Embassy Suites Waltham
   
   
 Thanks to Watertown Savings Bank, Gold Sponsor of GWArc's 44th Annual Harvest Breakfast!  Above, Watertown Savings Bank staff present the sponsorship check to GWArc CEO Roz Rubin (center).
      
 
Thanks to Rockland Trust, Harvest Breakfast Silver Plus Sponsor! Above, Rockland Trust staff members Zepur Kahwajian (left) and David Felton (right) present the sponsorship check to GWArc CEO Roz Rubin.
 
Join Us for this Fun, Family Friendly Event!
 
~Bountiful Buffet Breakfast  ~Music by DJ Rich Profita
           ~Line Dancing with Marilyn            ~Magician                         
~Balloon Animals                    ~Face Painting
~Mystery Gifts                      ~Silent Auction
~NEW THIS YEAR! Photo Booth
     
Tickets: Adults-$24; Seniors/Special Needs Adults-$17;
Children under 12-$12
      
Call 781-899-1344 or email gwarc@gwarc.org for tickets.
Online ticket sales coming soon!
 
GWArc is seeking Harvest Breakfast sponsors and advertisers!  Please join other local businesses in supporting GWArc programs and services for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities in the Greater Waltham community!
      
Support GWArc while increasing your visibility in the community.  Your sponsorship or ad will be seen multiple times by all attendees!  To find out more, view our Sponsorship Benefits & Pricing and Ad Sizes & Pricing details.
         
Contact Joanne Raymond at 781-899-1344 x4147, jraymond@gwarc.org for more information. 
 

   
GWArc Acquires 12-Passenger Van
              
  
Roz Rubin, GWArc CEO, takes the wheel of our newly acquired 12-passenger van. The van will be used to transport GWArc participants in our Community Based Day Supports (CBDS) Program on trips into the community and beyond.  The van will be located at the Blanche I. Battaglino Center at 31 Woodland Road.

  
GWArc and Waltham Rotary Club
     
Collaborate to Stock
    
Waltham Food Pantries
 
    
   
Above, left to right, GWArc participants Yolande Nowlan, Eddie Kishlansky and Charlene Craig shop for items to donate to a Waltham food pantry.
       
  
  
  
At left (left to right), Bobby McGregor, Joseline Ramirez, Patti Fitzgerald and John Shread, participants in GWArc's Group Support Employment (GSE) program, deliver food donations to Bristol Lodge Food Pantry.
 
  
  
  
  
  
      
  
  
At right, GWArc participant Cindy Davis and GWArc staff member Peter Cohn deliver food donations to the Salvation Army of Waltham Food Pantry.
   
  
    
GWArc and the Waltham Rotary Club recently began collaborating on a project to help stock Waltham food pantries.  Waltham Rotary Club members donate funds for food banks at their weekly meetings; GWArc participants use the funds to shop for food, then deliver the food.
    
Waltham food pantries receiving the donations include Bristol Lodge Food Pantry, Sacred Heart Church Food Pantry, Salvation Army of Waltham Food Pantry and Waltham Community Day Center.
   
This project benefits all involved:
  • Waltham Rotary Club members who donate funds and know that food will be delivered to local food pantries
  • GWArc participants who develop life skills by shopping at local markets and delivering food donations, and also have an important opportunity to help others in the community
  • Waltham food pantries, whose shelves will be stocked with more items for Waltham citizens in need  

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".
                      
   
  
                


New! GWArc's Video Archives - Click here to view.
                                        
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NEW! Click here to see our FY 2015 Accessibility Plan
         
NEW! Click here to see our Summary of the FY 2015 Operating Plan
    
Click here to see our FY 2013 Performance Analysis Summary
        
Click here to see our 2013 Annual Report
  

 
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GWArc Takes the Ice Bucket Challenge!

Roz Rubin, GWArc CEO (left), Sandy Luangoudom, Administrative Assistant (center) and Katie Hoenigke, Recreation Manager, took the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge at GWArc's 56 Chestnut Street facility on August 8!  To see more photos, visit GWArc's Facebook page.


The Waltham Tourism Council and Waltham Cable Access present a new video, "We Are HAPPY from Waltham, MA"! 

See if you can spot GWArc program participants, CEO Roz Rubin and Director of Marketing & Development Joanne Raymond among the many Waltham residents and business employees dancing and celebrating Waltham!


Congratulations to GWArc CEO Roz Rubin who was named a Paul Harris Fellow by the Rotary Club of Waltham!

This award was given "in appreciation of tangible and significant assistance given for the furtherance of better understanding and friendly relations among peoples of the world". 


 

Do you shop at Amazon?  Shop at AmazonSmile (same Amazon, same products, same prices) and designate GWArc as your charitable organization and GWArc will receive .5% of your purchase at no cost to you!

Click here or on graphic above to get started. 


The Arc of Massachusetts Video

GWArc and The Arc of Massachusetts are proud of all that we do to make a difference in the lives of individuals we serve.  We encourage you to watch this newly released educational video from The Arc of Massachusetts to learn more. 

New! This video was updated to include an introduction by GWArc CEO Roslynn Rubin, Ed.D.   Click here to view.


We're Looking for Group Supported Employment Sites!

GWArc is looking for additional Group Supported Employment (GSE) sites.  We currently have successful GSE sites at Brandeis and Bentley Universities (Cafeteria Dishrooms, Buildings & Grounds) and are looking for additional sites to employ GWArc participants.  Groups are supervised by a GWArc staff member.

For more information, please contact:

Axel Osio

GWArc Job Developer/Coach

781-899-2206 x224, AOsio@gwarc.org   

GWArc also places individuals in community jobs and provides ongoing job support.  To learn more, please contact us or read our "Hire a GWArc Participant" Brochure.


 Recreation PLUS

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Our Recreation PLUS Summer 2014 brochure is here!  Check it out and sign up soon! 

Click here to view our Summer 2014 and Spring 2014 Recreation Schedules and Brochures.

Interested in Inclusive Summer Day Camp?

Click here for Inclusive Summer Day Camp information.


    
 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.

Thank you!




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