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Vote for The Arc of the Bay in CIT Bank’s Act of Caring Campaign

The Arc of the Bay was selected along with nine other of charities in the US for $10,000 grant from CIT Bank. We now have the opportunity to double the grant total by receiving the most votes in the CIT Bank’s Act of Caring campaign. View the link below to vote now. The deadline for voting is July 19th.

This grant will help further our mission in providing life & job skills allowing individuals with HUMAN NEEDS lead a more productive & independent life.

Click Below to Vote Today (You may ONLY vote once during this contest):

https://bit.ly/citcares-aotb

Thanks in advance for your support.

Our Update on COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

LAST UPDATED: Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Tuesday, June 30, 2020

As you know, it was our goal to reopen our Adult Day Training Programs at both of our locations this Wednesday, July 1st.  Well, again after further review & feedback from several other local providers, we have decided to remain closed, especially with the current spike in new COVID-19 cases.  

As this is our 3rd attempt to make a sincere effort to reopen, we will not announce an exact date of reopening except to say that we will continue daily to closely monitor and will provide an update as soon as we can regarding a date for  reopening.

We have been very fortunate that none of our associates have tested positive or shown all symptoms associated with the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Thanks in advance for your support.

With gratitude,

Ron

*Individuals will need to call ahead to reserve their attendance.

 **We will be following all CDC/FDOH COVID-19 safety guidelines.

We appreciate your patience, understanding and prayers as we navigate our future plans for the special individuals that we have the privilege to serve.

We will continue to keep you abreast of any updates and changes.

Most sincerely,
Ron

Other COVID-19 Resources

COVID-19 Call Center available 24/7 +1 (866) 779-6121 or email [email protected]

For more detail on Florida resident cases, please visit the live DOH Dashboard here

* Florida residents that are diagnosed with COVID-19 and isolated out of state are not reflected on the Florida map.

** Total cases overview includes positive cases in Florida residents and non-Florida residents tested in Florida.

More Information on COVID-19

To find the most up-to-date information and guidance on COVID-19, please visit the Department of Health’s dedicated COVID-19 webpage. For information and advisories from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), please visit the CDC COVID-19 website. For more information about current travel advisories issued by the U.S. Department of State, please visit the travel advisory website.

For any other questions related to COVID-19 in Florida, please contact the Department’s dedicated COVID-19 Call Center by calling 1-866-779-6121. The Call Center is available 24 hours per day. Inquiries may also be emailed to [email protected].

We Are Looking For Peer Mentors For Our Upcoming Job-A-Palooza Event

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Job-A-Palooza – September 14th

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Job-A-Palooza – Friday, Sept. 14th – from 9:30am to 3:30pm
Gulf Coast State College
Student Union East
5230 W. Highway 98
Panama City, FL 32401

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THANKS TO OUR OF OUR PEER MENTORS, STUDENTS, AND SPONSORS FOR A GREAT EVENT!

 

JOB-A-PALOOZA EVENT SPONSORED BY THE DIVISION OF VOCATIONAL REHABILITATION

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Fashion for Charity – Charity Fashion Show – Thursday July 19, 2018

Fashion Show to Benefit THE ARC OF THE BAY

Celebrating 61 years of providing supports and opportunities for individuals with disabilities.

THURSDAY JULY 19, 2018

Holley Academic Center FSU PC Campus

6:00 PM – Fashion Show Starts – Seating is Limited – Donations for Entry

Fashions Provided by: TJ MAXX

For More Info, call 850-265-2951

Sponsorships Available – Ask about a V.I.P. Table that includes Heavy Hors d’oeuvres & Wine

WIN a WEEK Stay at Seachase (on Panama City Beach)

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$2,000 Value! Benefiting The Arc of the Bay

Win 8 Days and 7 Nights on Beautiful Panama City Beach

Just $20 per ticket to support The Arc of the Bay

Check-in: August 11th, 2018 at Noon

Check-out: August 18th, 2018 at Noon

Drawing: July 11th, 2018

Two Bedrooms (one with a king size bed and one with two queens) – Sleeps 8

 

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THIS EVENT HAS ENDED. CHECK BACK FOR NEXT YEAR’S RAFFLE.

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Dining For a Cause – Every Friday in March – Click for Location and Date Information

Come join us for good food, good fun, and a great cause. Each Friday in March, you can visit the locations below and each participating business will donate a portion of their proceeds from the day to The Arc of the Bay. Together, we are furthering our mission to provide the critical supports & services to adults with disabilities in our community.

March 2
VICTORIA’S LAST BITE (832 Florida Ave., Lynn Haven, FL)

March 9
CHARLIE CORAM’S PLACE (2729 W. 23rd St., Panama City, FL and 6204 Hwy. 2301, Panama City, FL)

March 16
ST. PADDY’S LUNCHEON FUNDRAISER AT THE ARC OF THE BAY (1804 Carolina Ave., Lynn Haven, FL)
Corned beef and cabbage provided by Beef O’Brady’s Lynn Haven

March 23
JIMMY JOHN’S LYNN HAVEN (2205 FL-77, Lynn Haven, FL)

March 30
TAZIKI’S MEDITERRANEAN CAFE (103 W. 23rd St. E7, Panama City, FL and 15463 PCB Pkwy Unit B, PCB, FL)

Valentine’s Day Will Be Here Before You Know It…Order a Lollipop from our Lollipop Shop

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Valentine’s Day Special Offers:  Quantities are Limited! Each lollipop and arrangement are handmade.  Container and lollipop color may vary based on availability.

Instructions for Ordering:

  1. Download the Order Form by clicking the button below (or by clicking here)
  2. Fill out the Order Form
  3. Fax your completed Order Form to (850) 248-2952

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Take 5 To Give $5 – Bus Fundraiser

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]We are kicking off a fundraising campaign for a new bus. Generous donors have come forward and helped us cover half ($30,000) of the cost of the new bus. We now need to raise the funds to cover the remaining $30,000. This is where you (and our new fundraising campaign – TAKE 5 TO GIVE $5) come in as we will now be accepting donations (as well as business sponsorships) for the new bus.

You can either click the DONATE button on this post or the link below to donate today. A minimum donation of $5 is being requested however, you may give any amount above that to show your support. Business sponsorships are ALSO available. Your logo (or business name) will be added to the van if a Business Sponsorship was to be purchased.

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This fundraiser has ended. Thanks for your support!

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United Way Luncheon Fundraiser – Monday Nov 6 – Buy Your Tickets Today!

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]WHEN: Monday November 6th 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM WHERE The Arc of the Bay Community Room 1804 Carolina Ave. Lynn Haven FL 32444

LUNCH MENU: Fried Chicken, Green Beans, Mashed Potatoes, Buttermilk Biscuits, Peach Cobbler A la Mod

EACH LUNCH TICKET IS A SUGGESTED DONATION OF $10. YOU MAY SELECT A LARGER DONATION BELOW.

FREE DELIVERY IF PURCHASING 5 OR MORE TICKETS.

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WE HAVE SOLD OUT OF TICKETS. THANK YOU TO OUR COMMUNITY FOR THEIR AMAZING SUPPORT.

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SABC is Now The Arc of the Bay

St. Andrew Bay Center is now The Arc of the Bay and is proud to join The Arc’s national brand in the spirit of energy and a renewed commitment to providing opportunities for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, (I/DD) and their families. 

This dynamic new logo is the new face of The Arc of the Bay and will be on our publications, web site, signs, community events and more. The logo will unite our affiliated chapters across the country under the banner “Achieve With Us,” a call to move forward and take the road leading to progress, inclusion and respect.

 “Our new brand identity represents a new day for The Arc of the Bay and the mission of The Arc.  The new logo is bringing the work of a strong and energetic organization front and center and is a bright reminder that we provide opportunity: Opportunity for Hope, Opportunity for Growth and an Opportunity for Change,” said Executive Director, Ron Sharpe.  

The Arc is the Nation’s largest and leading organization for people with I/DD and their families with 67 years of promoting and protecting the rights of people with I/DD and providing them the opportunity to live full, satisfying and self-determined lives as valued and contributing members of their communities.  The Arc is an agent of change and over the past six decades, The Arc has been on the front lines advocating for legislation to improve the lives of people with I/DD in health care, education, employment, housing and more.