The Arc of Central Alabama is a place to call home for over 325 people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, ranging in age from 12-82. Sadly, 75% of our residents do not have an active family member or caregiver in their lives. 88 community-integrated homes make up The Arc’s Residential Program, providing necessities like food, medicine, clothing, transportation and more, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Arc homes also provide the important intangibles of life like security, comfort, dignity, and relationships that many of us take for granted.
This holiday season, as you shop for the special people in your life, we ask you to consider adding an Arc Angel to your list. For the hundreds of individuals without family, the magic of Christmas morning would not be possible without the generosity of community members like you. You can be a part of the indescribable joy that gifts under the tree bring to the people we serve. Adopters usually purchase gifts that are a mix of necessities like clothing and toiletries, and fun items from an individual’s Santa list like CD players, craft kits, room decor, and more.
How You Can Help:
- Adopt an Angel: Pick an angel from a tree at one of the local businesses listed below, shop for that person based on their age, gender and wishlist, and return unwrapped gifts to the location of the tree or to The Arc of Central Alabama’s Crestwood Campus. Don’t see a location near you? Email Ashton at email@example.com to reserve an available angel.
Jefferson County Locations:
Harbin Mountain Brook (57 Church Street, Mountain Brook, AL 35213)
Harbin Downtown (521 Richard Arrington Jr. Blvd. S, Birmingham, AL 35233)
Tyner’s Pharmacy (5616 Chalkville Mountain Road, Birmingham, AL 35235)
Blount County Locations:
Miller’s Soda Shoppe (212 1st Avenue East, Oneonta, AL 35121)
Drayer Physical Therapy (410 2nd Avenue East, Suite C, Oneonta, AL 35121)
- Host a Wish List Drive: If you are a company, church, or community organization interested in holding a wish list drive to help provide fillers (DVDs, CDs, toiletry sets, blankets, gloves, hats, etc.) email Ashton.
- Volunteer to Gift Wrap: Help us provide the joy that unwrapping a gift on Christmas morning can bring by attending one of the gift wrapping nights below.
Volunteer Gift Wrapping Nights:
Monday, December 17th, 5:00 – 9:00 PM Sign up here!
Tuesday, December 18th, 5:00 – 9:00 PM Sign up here!
If you are a group and would like to plan a wrapping day or night outside of these times, please contact Ashton Johnson at firstname.lastname@example.org.