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NYSARC Grant 2012 Press Release

NYSARC Trust Provides $5,000 Grant to Arc of Westchester Program

HAWTHORNE, NY – December 3, 2012 - The Trustees of the New York State ARC (NYSARC) Trusts provided a $5,000 grant to provide new recreational opportunities for Arc of Westchester consumers.

Proceeds from this grant were directed to help celebrate Arc of Westchester's 25th Annual Spring Ball, a semiformal dinner dance held at the Westchester Marriott Hotel in May for about 600 participants and staff. The funds paid for caps and the rental of two photo stations.

Everyone who attended the 25th Annual Spring Ball held on May 11, 2012, received a black baseball cap with silver engraving with the event logo and date. A total of 600 caps were handed out to participants, staff and family.

The grant also funded the rental of two photo booth stations. Two professional photographers were positioned outside the grand ballroom of the hotel. Participants and staff had the opportunity to get their photo taken with friends. Within minutes, the photo was printed, placed in a 5x7 frame and given to all the people in the photograph.

These two mementos made our 25th Annual Ball a success and fun evening with long lasting memories. We are extremely grateful to NYSARC Trusts for making this possible!

The NYSARC Trusts administer supplemental needs trusts that enable disabled persons to remain in their home and community and retain their Medicaid eligible services. The Trustees utilize remainder funds to benefit other persons with disability including unfunded Chapter guardianship as provided by statute. During the last 12 months the Trusts have provided $750,000 to support Chapter Guardianship and over $50,000 in direct grants to needy Chapter consumers. Information on how you may benefit from a NYSARC Trust is available by calling 518-439-8323 or 1-800-735-8924 or at www.nysarctrustservices.org.

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