Arc Gives Back

The Arc Mid-South employees came together this holiday season and brought Christmas for two special little girls. One of our clients, Meika Halls, was unsure if she was going to be able to have presents for her daughters and needed assistance. She didn’t know what to do. Our Community Advocate, Sandra Hawkins wanted to help and organized the first “Arc Angels.” The employees responded by flooding Ms. Hawkins’ office with gifts to wrap! We are so proud of the generosity our employees showed! Victoria, 2 and Sasha, 1 were showered with toys, dolls, clothes, and other goodies!

We decorated our training room with trees, lights, and even a little Santa! As the girls walked in the room and saw the unopened packages, Meika was overcome with gratitude. “I can’t believe you all did this for me and my girls!” she exclaimed. Every day we do a lot of really great things for all of our clients. Seeing the joy we gave those little angels was a reward for all we do to empower and enrich the lives of our clients.

Victoria was so happy to get new clothes and slippers! The baby, Sasha wanted to take the time to play with every toy before moving on to the next package! Later that evening Meika called Mrs. Leaper with a “sense of calmness” from the comfort the employees of The Arc brought to her this Christmas!

Giving back is a way of life. The desire to give back is part of the human experience. It shapes our family life. It inspires our work and our community. When acted upon, it makes a profound impact on the lives of those we care about and provides an opportunity to leave a personal legacy.

Using tax-deductible bequests, trusts or other charitable giving options, you can reduce taxes while channeling funds to your favorite nonprofit organization.
When you leave a legacy through charitable giving - using tools like wills, appreciated securities, insurance policies and IRAs - you give wings to your lifelong dreams. You empower the hopes of future generations. In ways large and small, you truly change the world.

Established in 2010,  A circle of friends was  created to recognize donors who support the organization with gifts of $100 or more each year. Honor and memory gifts are another way to support the organization. The Arc will send a special card to those you wish to honor or families of those you wish to remember with your gifts.
All contributions make it possible for The Arc Mid South to provide information, family support, employment, job training, advocacy and support to individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families. You can show your appreciation for this service by mailing your tax-deductible gift to The Arc Mid South 3485 Poplar, Suite 210, Memphis, TN  38111.

If you prefer to make your donation online with a credit card, please click here or press the Donate button at the bottom of this page.
If you would like information on planned giving, including The Arc  Mid South  in your will, or Circle of Friends,  please call Ruth Kirby at (901) 327- 2473   or email

The Arc Mid South is a member organization of Global Giving . If your employer offers charitable gifts through payroll deductions and participates in the Community Health Charities campaigns, please consider selecting The Arc Mid South as your charity of choice!



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