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5 Fun Ways to Support The Arc Minnesota

There are so many ways to give a gift to The Arc Minnesota. There are traditional ways like donating directly, gifts of stock, matching gifts, Give to the Max Day, and planned giving. There are also ways to give back that you may not have explored! Here are some fun ways to back to The Arc Minnesota.

Facebook Fundraisers

Facebook allows you to set up a birthday fundraiser for the organization of your choice. This is a great way to engage friends, coworkers, and your community in giving to a cause that’s important to you

When you start a nonprofit fundraiser on Facebook, 100% of the funds you raise go to the nonprofit. You can start a fundraiser by clicking here, and selecting “Select a Nonprofit.” Next, search for The Arc Minnesota and follow the instructions.

Wedding Registries

Instead of opting for physical gifts, you can ask guests to send a donation on your behalf to The Arc Minnesota. You can also request check or cash gifts and make the donation yourself.

Holiday or Graduation Gifts

Like the wedding registry, one way to raise funds for The Arc Minnesota is through holiday gifts or graduation gifts. Having the gift giver make a donation is a simple and easy way to pay it forward.

Arc’s Value Village Thrift Stores and Donation Centers

Another easy way to give back is by shopping at one of our Arc’s Value Village Thrift Stores and Donation Centers. These stores are a way of funding programs and services for people with disabilities through The Arc Minnesota. Our three thrift stores generate significant funding for our programs and services. Donated items are sorted and sold to happy customers both in-store and online. There are three Arc’s Value Village locations in Bloomington, New Hope, and Richfield. This is a great way to give to The Arc and find some high-quality clothing for a good price.

Connect With Your Community

Talking to friends and family about The Arc and our mission can be a great way to raise support. Many people want to give back to their community but don’t know where or how to give. You can spread the word about The Arc through sharing our posts, posting about us, and interacting with us on social media. Social media is a great way to let new people know about our mission. Want to create a reason to get together? You can host an event for your family, friends, and neighbors with The Arc Minnesota at the center! Potlucks, National Night Out, bake sales, and block parties are all incredible ways to have a chance to gather, celebrate and raise funds.

You can donate directly by clicking here or mailing a check to The Arc Minnesota at P.O. Box 64007, St. Paul, MN 55164. By donating, you also become a member of The Arc Minnesota. As a member of The Arc Minnesota, you are an important part of our community, as we promote and protect the human rights of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Membership contributions fund all of our programmatic efforts, including self-advocacy, public policy, housing, employment, and future planning. Members also strengthen our systems advocacy efforts, because greater participation in membership matters to legislators.