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. Credit and debit card gifts cannot be accepted at this time. 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:
Brick by Brick Memorial Wall: Our memorial wall is going through some changes! ARC staff has decided that in order to better honor your investment, all bricks purchased to date and those purchased moving forward will be incorporated into ARC's green space - the 2019 Build the ARC fundraising priority.
Paper contribution forms can be found at ARC or downloaded here. This form is where you will indicate what you wish to be written on your leaf or brick.
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.
ARC greatly appreciates your consideration of making a charitable gift to benefit local seniors. Feel free to contact Samantha Oleson at firstname.lastname@example.org or 309-888-9099 to further discuss ways to give, or see the information listed below.
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Build the ARC 2019- This includes initiatives related to our various programs, groups, equipment, day-to-day needs, etc. 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.
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.
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.
Life Insurance: Obtain a beneficiary designation form from your life insurance provider, and name ARC Living Memorial Fund as the beneficiary.
Recurring Gift: Make a long-term commitment to ARC with a recurring gift. You can set up a recurring commitment by talking to an ARC staff member.
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.
The goal for Build the ARC 2019 is to raise funds to add activity space in the green space on the east side of the ARC building to include accessible walking paths, raised garden beds, native plants, a hummingbird garden and more so that our members can get active outdoors and experience the therapeutic benefits of nature.
to the ARC Living Memorial Fund
Hours of Operation
6:30 AM - 7:00 PM, Mon. - Thurs.
6:30 AM - 4:00 PM, Fri.
8:00 AM - Noon, Sat.
Our September Showcase is taking place 1 - 3 PM on September 13th! This event is a great way to share what you love about ARC with friends and family of all ages who may not be members themselves!
For a donation of your choosing, participate in a Zumbathon with Lucy (1-3 PM), a special-edition Music Enrichment program with Rita (1:30 -2:15 PM), try out Hoop Dance Fitness (2:15-3:15) or just come enjoy and give your guests a tour!
We will also have live-printed ARC t-shirts and Build the ARC 2019 t-shirts for sale and will be offering Facebook Fundraiser tutorials for those interested in widening their reach to friends and family in support of the ARC Living Memorial Fund!
We hope to see you here at the center!
600 E Willow St. | Normal, IL 61761 | Phone: 309-888-9099 | Copyright © 2013 ARC Activity & Recreation Center