On August 27, 2014

Bake sale to benefit citizens with developmental disabilities

Saturday, Aug. 30 at 10 a.m. — RUTLAND — On Saturday, Aug. 30, ARC Rutland Area’s Self Advocates Becoming Empowered – Rutland (SABE-R) group of adults living with Developmental Disabilities (DD) will be selling baked goods to raise funds for their main goal of the year: to adopt a family at Christmas.

Each year this group of adults works on many goals, attending trainings to learn new ways to speak up for themselves and providing trainings to the community to share about living with a disability and how they use their abilities in the community. When the group sets goals, takes on those tasks needed and then reaches their goals; they learn many things, are given a chance to participate in the community in a meaningful way, and gain a better sense of self worth; a feeling all of humanity needs to thrive.

The bake sale will be at Walmart in Rutland from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. The group held a prior event, a car wash, on Aug. 16. This is the second event of their fundraising efforts.

ARC Rutland Area is an organization that advocates for the rights of citizens with Developmental Disabilities and their families to be regarded as valued citizens with the same entitlements as non-disabled individual, including the right to lifelong opportunities for personal growth and full participation in the community.

For more info, call 802-775-1370 or email at arcrutlandarea@myfairpoint.net.

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