The United Arc - August 2019 Newsletter

Auction excitement is building at The United Arc.  There is only one more day for early bird tickets so get them while they are still available. 

Our online auction is live and gaining excitement. Visit our online auction and preview our auction catalog and bid on some excellent auction packages! 

See you soon,

Lynne Marie Bielecki
Executive Director

The United Arc along with other Family Support agencies as well as The Department of Disability Services (DDS) have formed the Family Support Collaborative of Franklin and Hampshire Counties. The goal of the Collaborative is to enhance communication and collaboration among agencies and other service systems in supporting our families.  The first event an Outreach Breakfast to Special Education Administrator took place July 24th at The United Arc’s Family Support Center in Turners Falls. School staff were given information on Family Support Services and The Department of Disability Services, as well as participated in a discussion regarding how agencies could best support the schools in our collaborative effort of supporting families. On August 7th   The United Arc will host will host another Outreach Breakfast for Special Education Administrators at the Family Support Center in Athol and on August 14th Pathlight will host the last event in the series at their location in Greenfield.

The United Arc Athol Open House
November 14, 2019

Save the date and join us for a celebration of the accomplishments of people we serve!  The United Arc Open Houses are back, featuring the talents and pursuits of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Welcome to The United Arc Team

Hired July 1, 2019: Collette Gangloff,
Youth & Family Program Associate
for All Family Support Locations

Hired July 8, 2019: Juli Moreno,
Director of Adult Services


Are you interested in joining our fabulous team or know someone who is looking for a career opportunity that makes a difference in lives of others? Check out all the wonderful jobs we are currently offering by clicking the "Career Opportunities" button below.

One more day for Early Bird Tickets!

Prices move from $50 a ticket

to $70 a ticket on August 1.

The United Arc 2019 Gala & Auction

The United Arc 2019 Annual Gala & Auction will be held on Saturday, September 14 at Hadley Farms Meeting House. We are delighted to announce that Greenfield Savings Bank, USI Insurance Services, and Workers Credit Union are again joining us as Supporting Sponsors! Dillon Chevrolet, Renfrew Real Estate, Greenfield Cooperative Bank, Kyocera Document Solutions New England, Snow & Sons Landscaping, and Baker Office Supply are also returning as Associate Sponsors. 

Join us for a splendid evening of celebrating The United Arc and supporting people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Featuring our Live and Silent Auctions, we're also bringing back the very popular Magic Mystery Box and a new Pandora's Box. Get your Early Bird Tickets by July 31!

Can't wait for the Auction? Support us all summer by bidding on packages online. Want to get the word out about your business' wonderful products and services? Reach our community by becoming a sponsor or donating a package. Contact Willow Ross. The sooner you do, the sooner we can promote you!

 Committed Sponsors for our 2019 Annual Gala & Auction 

Supporting Sponsors 

Associate Sponsors 


Caregiver Resource Groups

North Quabbin Family Support Center

August 12 from 6:00-7:30 pm

& August 15 from 6:00-8:00 pm

Looking for our August program activities?
Click one of the images below or visit

Achieve with us.


The United Arc
294 Avenue A
Turners Falls, Massachusetts 01376
(413) 774-5558


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