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March 2017 Newsletter
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GATE Foundation BenefitSeeing Beyond Limitations ● Upcoming EventsImpact in Action ● Summer LIFE
Seeing beyond limitations - a road to successful employment

While October 5, 2009 may have seemed like an ordinary day for most, for James Moultrie, that day changed everything. On that Monday James walked into Rogers Towers, reporting for his first day of work as the Office Services Assistant. At 20 years old, James was shy, living with his mother and riding the bus to work. Today, James is an outgoing, confident, seasoned employee of the firm, living independently in his own place and driving to work. For James, October 5, 2009 will always be a symbolic day, something special. James had just beaten the odds. When individuals with disabilities are given an opportunity, great things can happen.

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GATE Foundation Charity Golf Tournament benefits The Arc Jacksonville Village

The Arc Jacksonville Village was chosen as the beneficiary for the 21st annual GATE Foundation Charity Golf Tournament held last October 2016. Although many of the tournament events were cancelled due to Hurricane Matthew, the generous sponsors of the tournament continued their support. On March 1, The GATE Foundation presented The Arc Jacksonville Village with a check for $90,000 from the tournament proceeds! Since inception of this golf tournament, GATE has donated more than $1 million to charitable organizations.
 
“We are pleased to have partnered with such a praiseworthy organization.  The impact of The Arc Jacksonville Village on the lives of these individuals is incredible,” states Kathy Brady, Executive Director of The GATE Foundation.  “We can’t thank our registrants enough for fulfilling their commitments even when the tournament was cancelled due to the hurricane.”
Upcoming Events

Young Professionals Karaoke Social with On Campus Transition
April 1st, 6-8pm
at The District on Kernan
Stay connected through the Facebook event page!

Dinner with Bill and Friends
November 2nd 
at The Arc Jacksonville Village
Interested in joining the planning committee? Contact Sara at smcmillan@arcjacksonville.org.
Impact in Action

Interested in seeing the impact of The Arc Jacksonville in action? Schedule a tour to see the difference The Arc Jacksonville is making daily.

Tours are available for all locations, including The Arc Jacksonville Village.

To schedule a tour, contact Sara McMillan at smcmillan@arcjacksonville.org or 904.355.0155. 
Summer LIFE Experience

There are still spots available for the 2017 Summer LIFE Experience program!

Visit our website for more information or email life@arcjacksonville.org.
The Arc Jacksonville Village residents volunteered at the Blake Bortles Foundation Golf Tournament on March 19th. Proceeds benefit The Arc Jacksonville Village and First Responders. 
Participants from Arc programs visited the Capitol on Tuesday, March 21st for Developmental Disabilities Day and met with several representatives, including Senators Aaron Bean and Audrey Gibson, to discuss important issues. 
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About The Arc Jacksonville
Since 1965, The Arc Jacksonville has provided innovative programs and services to individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities in Northeast Florida. Today, The Arc Jacksonville provides a multitude of services, supports, training, care and advocacy across the life span to ensure people with disabilities have opportunities to choose how they live, learn, work and play.
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