The RESA Colorado Chapter is pleased to announce the success of its 2016 Philanthropy Project. Members re-purposed donated items for the silent auction, which was part of the September 17th fundraiser, to raise funds for ARC of Colorado – Born to be Me…Heroes Among Us.” The re-purposed items helped ARC reach its fundraising goal of $225,000.
RESA members including volunteer coordinator, Nancy Hopper, all spent countless hours this summer re-finishing and re-purposing furniture and accessories which had been donated to ARC.
Pictured above, some of the volunteers pose in front of several one-of-a-kind finished pieces that were displayed and auctioned off at ARC’s fundraising event on September 17th at the Hyatt Regency Denver Tech Center.
“This was the fourth year in a row that the members of the RESA Denver Chapter participated in this project to benefit ARC. It was very gratifying and gave our members a chance to utilize their creative skills while helping ARC,” explained Teri Clardy, RESA Denver Chapter President Elect.
ARC of Colorado is a private not-for-profit 501 (c) (3) statewide volunteer organization dedicated to support and advocacy for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families. The organization receives no government funding and is supported by private donations from individuals and allocations from ARC Thrift Stores of Colorado.
– Submitted by Nancy Hopper