Arc Foundation and Marketing

Will you raise your hand to help?

Staff Perspectives

Will you raise your hand to help? Have you ever been to an event and you walked away with a different perspective? Have you ever heard a story of a person who overcame personal challenges and made you appreciate how things may come simpler to you? Have you ever been so drawn to a cause that you wanted to raise your hand to help?  I can say personally that ALL of this is true for me. Last year I was working at a local signage company, Image360 Rochester, where I had the great opportunity to help with the sign needs …

Board Member

Why I am a board member


The way I came to know the Arc and the Foundation is a bit different.  I was very close with my aunt who dedicated her professional life to working with individuals with disabilities.  Sadly, she passed away at a young age from breast cancer.  Joining the Arc team and the Foundation Board is my way to help in the field she loved so dearly and to continue her legacy. Working as an employee benefits consultant, I have the opportunity to meet many different people.  A few years ago I met Dave Rizzari.  We came to know each other and through …

Add Volunteering to your New Years Resolutions


It’s time to make your New Year’s resolutions!  How about volunteering more?  Here are 10 reasons to start volunteering: It’s beneficial to get involved in your community Meet new people Give back to an organization that has helped you personally That natural sense of accomplishment May help advance your career Helping those in need makes you feel good Provides a sense of purpose Learn new skills Gain a whole new perspective Make a difference Finding the right volunteer opportunity What type of organization would you like to be involved with?  Are there particular skills you want to use or learn? …

What Giving Tuesday Means to the Arc of Monroe


Today is Giving Tuesday.   You already know the difference that The Arc of Monroe has made in so many lives.  We are so thankful for you, and for our incredible Rochester community, but we still need your help.  There are three things that we ask you to continue to do. One, please spread the word about the good work that we are doing at The Arc.  Programs like Job Path train people on transferable job skills.  Community Habilitation helps people maintain a home, learn public transportation, and become as independent as possible by building daily living and social skills.  Our …