The videos you will find to the right are great resources to learn more about how we started this initiative in 2019 (top video) and where we hope to take the space following the 2020 campaign.
Stay tuned as we will soon be publishing donation opportunities in amounts that cover specific aspects of the green space like the cost of a tree, fountain, seating area etc.
to the ARC Living Memorial Fund
The ARC Living Memorial Fund is a 501(c)3 organization. All gifts to the ARC Living Memorial Fund are tax-deductible. Anyone wishing to make a commitment to the ARC Living Memorial Fund, must fill out the ARC Pledge Form and submit it to the staff at ARC.
Mail donations to: Samantha Oleson at ARC, 600 E. Willow St.
Normal, IL 61761
Cash Gifts: ARC can accept monetary donations by cash and check in the center. Credit and debit card gifts must be made here on our website or through Facebook. Please make checks payable to ARC Living Memorial Fund. Fill out the ARC Pledge Form below, and mail it with your gift.
ARC Giving Tree: The Giving Tree is a one-of-a-kind piece of art created by ISU professor, Randy Reid. The tree allows members, their families, and individuals and businesses in the community to show their support for local seniors by leaving a legacy at ARC. Obtaining a leaf on the tree requires a $500.00 contribution. Gifts can be made to any of the designations listed above, and you can choose between 3 message options:
No matter the size of your gift, when you make a donation to ARC, you are helping us to reach and exceed our goals for providing a comprehensive range of recreational activities and services to the 55+ community. By donating, you leave a legacy that helps to ensure that our mission to enhance quality of life for Bloomington-Normal seniors can be fulfilled. To make a gift here on ARC's website, click the yellow "Donate" button found at the top of any page next to the center hours of operation and phone number.
ARC greatly appreciates your consideration of making a charitable gift to benefit local seniors. Feel free to contact Samantha Scott at firstname.lastname@example.org or 309-888-9099 to further discuss ways to give, or see the information listed below.
The goal for Build the ARC 2020 is to build on the success we started in 2019 by raising funds to create outdoor activity space on the east side of the ARC building, which will include accessible walking paths, raised garden beds, native plants, educational space and more. We are so excited to see this new dimension of ARC programming take shape and to give our members the opportunity to get active outdoors and experience the therapeutic benefits of nature.
We hope to raise $50,000 in 2020 to add to the nearly $37,000 raised in 2019 and can't wait to turn this area into the useful, sustainable, attractive and enjoyable space we know it can be.
General Support-Gifts to this fund support the areas of greatest need at ARC at any given time and allow us to work to meet the day-to-day needs and interests of ARC members.
Life Insurance: Obtain a beneficiary designation form from your life insurance provider, and name ARC Living Memorial Fund as the beneficiary.
Bequest: Make a gift to ARC in your will.
Matched Gift: When you decide to support ARC with a monetary gift, make sure you check to see if you work for (or are retired from) a company that matches charitable gifts for employees and retirees. A matching gift company is one that will match your gift in a specific ratio. Matching gifts require that the donor completes a matching gift form obtained from his or her employer's Human Resources Department. Typically, all you need is a receipt of your gift to ARC for your employer to verify before obtaining the matching gift form. Return completed forms to your employer's Human Resources Department. You can also contact them with any questions about the matching gift process.
EXAMPLE: State Farm will match (1:1) all gifts up to $1,500 for current employees and retirees in order to help your gift make an even greater impact!
Gifts of Equipment: Please contact Director of Operations Rick Lewis or Director of Programming Molly Camper if you have an interest in donating equipment to ARC.
Build the ARC 2020- Gifts to this fund support the initiative to add an outdoor activity space/patio to take the fun of ARC outdoors, which will include areas for gardening, socializing, learning and more.
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6:30 AM - 4:00 PM, Fri.
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