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.

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. More than 80 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. See below for ways you can get involved with The Arc this holiday season.

How You Can Help

Adopt an Angel

Fill out the form in the link below and we will take the time to match you with an angel that best fits your interests. Shop for that person based on age, gender and wish list, and return unwrapped gifts to the locations below no later than Monday, December 7th.

Adopt an Angel

Volunteer to Gift Wrap

Help us provide the joy that unwrapping a gift on Christmas morning can bring by attending one or more our gift wrapping sessions from Friday, December 11th to Wednesday, December 16th. If you’re interested in volunteering, please fill out the form in the link below.

Volunteer Sign Up

Make a Donation

Don’t have time to shop for an angel, but still want to support our angels? Easy! Simply make a cash donation below and these funds will be used to shop for an angel.

Angel Tree FAQs

Where do I return unwrapped gifts for the angel(s) I adopted?
Return unwrapped gifts to either of these locations by Monday, December 7th, 2020:

  • Jefferson County – The Arc’s Crestwood Campus, 6001 Crestwood Blvd., Birmingham, AL 35212
  • Blount County – The Arc’s Blount County Day Program, 615 Fairground Avenue, Oneonta, AL 35121

Is there a set amount I’m expected to spend on gifts?
There is no set amount when purchasing items off your angel’s list. We simply appreciate your generous heart in what you can provide. However, to give donors an example, we suggest 7-10 gifts per angel for them to unwrap.

Are there other ways I can help the Arc Residential Program this Christmas?
Apart from adopting an angel or volunteering to gift wrap, you can purchase items from our MyRegistry page, and those items will be shipped to us directly. Also, don’t forget to choose our organization when you make purchases through AmazonSmile and a portion will be donated to back to us!

Questions & Comments?

We look forward to hearing from you!
Email angels@arcofcentralalabama.org and one of Santa’s Elves will get back to you ASAP!