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Car wash and bake sale to benefit citizens with developmental disabilities

Saturday, Aug. 16 — RUTLAND – Two Saturdays in August, Aug. 16 and Aug. 30, ARC Rutland Area’s Self Advocates Becoming Empowered – Rutland (SABE-R) group of adults living with developmental disabilities will be holding a car wash and selling baked goods to raise funds in support of 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. A citizen in this population doesn’t have the same natural circle of support as a citizen without developmental disabilities. When the group sets goals, takes on tasks needed to accomplish it and then reaches their goals, they learn many things and are given a chance to participate in the community in a meaningful way, gaining a better sense of self-worth — a feeling all humanity needs to thrive.

Show your support by attending a car wash or bake sale in August, or by making a donation.  The car wash will be at Ponderosa on Aug. 16 and the bake sale will be at Walmart on Aug. 30, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Rutland County Sheriff’s Department will be co-sponsoring the Self Advocates Becoming Empowered – Rutland’s car wash, as well as supporting ARC’s main goal. For more info. visit

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