College student Jon Sutherland interned at The Arc's Marketing office

St. John Fisher Student Reflects on Arc Internship

Staff Perspectives, Volunteer

Jon Sutherland, a St. John Fisher College student majoring in interactive media, interned with the marketing and communications team this spring at The Arc. Here he shares his reflections on what he learned and the projects he created while working with us. My internship at The Arc of Monroe may be finished but I can only say positive things about my experience working there. I enjoyed every minute working as a Marketing and Communications intern and have learned so much. My focus for my internship was film/photography and video editing. During my time at The Arc of Monroe, I was …

Your Guide to Giving Back: 10 Resources to Help You Make a Difference

Employment, Volunteer

Do you want to have a positive impact on your hometown? There are lots of reasons to give back: you help others, strengthen the community, meet new friends, and even improve your own well-being! However, knowing where to start can be difficult. That’s why The Arc of Monroe has put together this handy resource guide to help you make a difference in your community. Donate your time and money Whether you have a lot to give or a little, these links will help you make a difference in your community. There’s no shortage of places to volunteer in Rochester. VolunteerMatch …

Volunteer and Make a Difference for a Family Member with a Developmental Disability

Advocacy, Family Perspectives, Programs and Services, Volunteer

The Arc of Monroe Family Reimbursement Advisory Committee is seeking volunteers to serve as members on the committee. The Arc of Monroe Family Reimbursement Program helps families caring for a family member with a developmental disability with access to purchase or otherwise obtain goods and services needed to support the family member at home and strengthen the quality of life for the person and their family. Requests for the goods and services are reviewed on a monthly basis by the Family Reimbursement Advisory Committee that is includes: people with a developmental disability, family members, community advocates, and Arc of Monroe …

A Match Made for the Holidays

Uncategorized, Volunteer, What's In The News

Doug Hoyt has wanted to illustrate books since he was a little kid. So when he got the opportunity to make his dream come true, he jumped at the chance. Hoyt has teamed up with Rochester broadcast legend Don Alhart to produce a holiday children’s book this season. The 13-WHAM anchor had his own dream – to create a holiday book about a nostalgic memory of his that centered on Sibley’s Toyland in downtown Rochester. “Sibley’s Christmas Adventure,” was a story Alhart had created about “Sibley,” a mouse on a magical Christmas adventure set on the fourth floor toy department …

A Toast to The Arc Family!

COVID-19, Programs and Services, Uncategorized, Volunteer

Wow, what a year this has been. Each and every one of our lives has been affected in different ways. We have also become unified in our determination to contain the spread of this virus. This could not be done without every single one of us, doing our parts, and extending ourselves even more than we thought we could. While drawing close to our loved ones at home, the staff at The Arc of Monroe left theirs to stand together with those we support in their homes. They became heroes overnight, doing everything they could to keep the people we …

Sibley’s Christmas Adventure debuts from Don Alhart

Uncategorized, Volunteer, What's In The News

Before WHAM-TV, Channel 13 anchor Don Alhart rushed out to do the 11 p.m. news on October 3, he spent the evening with us at The Arc of Monroe’s annual celebration, A Toast to the Arc. We were thrilled to help him launch his first children’s book, “Sibley’s Christmas Adventure,” wonderfully illustrated by Doug Hoyt. Join “Sibley,” the mouse on a magical Christmas adventure set in Sibley’s Toyland in downtown Rochester. “Downtown Rochester was a special place during the holidays, and the fourth floor toy department at Sibley’s was the center of the universe for me.” All sales from Sibley’s …

A Toast to the Arc – Celebrating our Honorees

Volunteer

A Toast to the Arc Celebration In early October, the Arc Foundation of Monroe held its fifth annual A Toast to The Arc! This Toast was unlike any other, full of many colors! Emcees Sandy Waters and Scott Spezzano from 98.9 The Buzz emceed the night, live streaming the event from six different venues across the ROC including Penfield Country Club, Locust Hill Country Club, Glendoveers, OFC Creations, Brook-Lea Country Club and Oak Hill Country Club. Venues were kept to a max of 50 people, and we toasted The Arc from a distance! Carol DeMoulin kicked off the event with …

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Board member influenced by sister and friend

Volunteer

My inspiration for getting involved with the Arc Foundation’s Board of Directors came from my desire to grow my professional network and get more involved in the community.  I didn’t know much about the Arc of Monroe but I had experience with close family and friends who had disabilities.  As an adult, my sister became disabled with mental illness.  My childhood influences were the many neighbors who were our family’s friends.   Particularly, the family next door had a daughter with a disability who was my age.  From an early age I became aware of the struggles and difficulties that face …