The Arc of Greater Prince William began serving individuals with mental and developmental disabilities in 1964.
Today, the non-profit runs group homes, two child care facilities, three vocational centers, and an Occoquan shop called Spinaweb. It also offers a variety of programs.
Starting October 26, community members will be able to support The Arc’s recreation program, which has experienced changes since the Coronavirus outbreak began.
With virtual options, like Zoom and Facebook videos, The Arc is able to offer activities and programs, such as painting classes and a book club.
“They have had so many opportunities to learn new skills while they’re at home and on the computer,” Recreation Director Joy Ocetnik told What’s Up Prince William.
To ensure that the recreation program can continue, The Arc is raising funds through a virtual Craft and Service Fair.
Businesses are donating items and services that community members may purchase through The Arc website.
“You can donate any amount, even if you don’t want to purchase something,” Ocetnik said. “Everything goes to the recreation program, so we can continue to do these wonderful virtual activities and work our way back into some in-person eventually.”
To learn more information or for updates about the Craft and Service Fair, visit The Arc website or The Arc Facebook page.