Heartfelt thanks to all

Heartfelt thanks to all who chose ornaments, donated and sponsored our Arc Giving Trees this year. We had a significant number of requests this year and your generosity helped make the holiday special for all. We were able to provide gifts for 82 families in the Greater Plymouth Area. Special thanks to our community partners, Toys for Tots, Cordage Commerce Center, Water Street Cafe, Vela…

Food Pantry

In partnership with Department of Developmental Services, United Way, and the Plymouth Food Distribution Center the Family Support Center developed the first semi-monthly food pantry and bread day at Algonquin Heights Community Center in Plymouth.  Approximately 100 households participate annually with 30-40 bags of non-perishable food distributed twice per month to make several complete meals. We also offer an in-house food pantry on 52 Armstrong…

CommuniTREE

The Arc of Greater Plymouth is participating in  CommuniTREE, which is an effort by local citizens to have an ornament decorating the town tree for each of Plymouth’s service groups, charities, veterans groups, schools, churches, environmental groups and other community-focused organizations in the town. Our ornament , which was designed and decorated with help from individuals in our CBDS (Community Based Day Supports) program, was…

ARC OF GREATER PLYMOUTH: Inspired Teacher grants awarded 2015

Each year since school year 2008-2009, the Arc of Greater Plymouth, in partnership with the United Way of Greater Plymouth, has awarded six Inspired Teacher grants of $500 to teachers who promote inclusion in their classrooms in creative ways. This year, eight grants were awarded. Rachel Bates, school psychologist, Federal Furnace Elementary School, Plymouth, for purchase of materials for the Zones of Regulation curriculum to…

Irish Tenor Ronan Tynan and the Plymouth Phil Orchestra with Maestro Steven Karidoyanes!

On April 12th at Memorial Hall the Arc of Greater Plymouth’s Sponsors and Guests enjoyed a truly inspiring performance with Irish Tenor Ronan Tynan and the Plymouth Philharmonic Orchestra led by Maestro Steven Karidoyanes. Sponsors enjoyed a pre-concert cocktail reception with delicious hor d’oeurves catered by Nosh Tavern and table seating on the floor for a birds -eye view of the Concert. More than 600…

THE ARC OF GREATER PLYMOUTH: Local teachers honored for work with challenged students

Read the article on Old Colony Memorial PLYMOUTH – The Arc of Greater Plymouth has recognized five local educators with inspired teacher grants for their support of inclusive education. This year’s recipients of the Spreading Inclusion grants are speech pathologist Meena Tondravi, physical education teacher Lauren Andersen, kindergarten teacher Megan Hokanson and special education teachers Barbara Gravelle and Christine Belmonte. Since 2008, the Arc of…

Moving to Our New Home

Arc of Greater Plymouth plans new home – The Boston Globe The Arc of Greater Plymouth Inc., a nonprofit that supports people with developmental disabilities and their families, plans to move to an 11,000-square-foot building at 52 Armstrong Road in Plymouth. Renovations are now underway to make the site handicap accessible, and Arc plans to move in by late fall. “We’re looking forward to it,”…