The Sarah Petit Fund was established by family and friends to commemorate the spirit of a young woman who reveled in activities with her friends – dancing, sharing meals, painting, cooking, music, games – whatever inspired her joy in life. Since 2003, the Fund traditionally provided individual grants to hundreds of children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities for vacations and recreation.
Beginning in 2014, its focus shifted somewhat, in order to maximize the impact of the Fund for the most people. The Fund has been instrumental to The Arc’s Day Center Community Partnership initiative to ensure meaningful and joy-inspiring recreational and personal development opportunities for our centers’ participants. “Sarah’s friends” dance, act, sing, work out, practice yoga, create unique works of art, learn more about themselves, and yes – find joy together. They also open the eyes of the community to their unique talents and skills and build appreciation for how much we are all more alike than we are different in what we can offer each other and our communities.
The Sarah Petit Fund is proud to play a significant role, as it has done since its inception, in helping individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities to Go Places, Make Friends, and Have Fun. And as always, the Fund receives no public monies. It is built entirely upon donations from persons and businesses that believe in its mission.
The Arc’s annual Bowling Bash in March is the major fundraiser for the Sarah Petit Fund. However, donations are welcome throughout the year, including those in memory and honor of the special people in our lives. Thank you for your support!
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