ARC will be closed 12/23-26 for Christmas & Sat. December 31 for New Year's Eve
When you make a donation to ARC through the ARC Living Memorial Fund, a 501(c)3 organization, you are helping provide a comprehensive range of recreational activities and services to the 55+ community. By donating, you leave a legacy that helps to ensure that our mission to support whole health wellness and to enhance quality of life for the Bloomington-Normal seniors can be fulfilled. Read on to learn more about fundraising priorities for 2022 and all the ways you can give today!
ARC greatly appreciates your consideration of making a charitable gift to benefit local seniors. Contact ARC Communications Coordinator Samantha Scott at email@example.com or 309-888-9099 to discuss fundraising goals and ways to give, or see the information listed below.
2022 Build the ARC Campaign
The ARC Living Memorial Fund has determined the following priorities for charitable contributions to the 2022 Build the ARC Campaign.
Fitness Programming Upgrades and Additions – Replace aging equipment and provide options that meet ADA specifications and upgrade technology and storage to enhance ARC’s exercise class offerings.
Classroom Updates – Replace and upgrade aging countertops and equipment used for art and craft-related programming including storage and organizational equipment.
Green Space Initiative – To reach our fundraising goal for the first phase of the green space project, we need to raise $8,600. The next phase of the green space project will focus on adding finishes that will beautify the outdoor space and allow members to enjoy outdoor programs. These finishes may include native plants, outdoor furnishings, outdoor program equipment etc.
Check out the videos below for more information on the green space project.
If you’d like to give a gift but don’t have a specific priority in mind, you may choose to make a gift toward general support and ensure that ARC can continue to make a difference for local seniors now and into the future.
The last three years of the COVID pandemic have been nothing short of challenging and life-changing for people, perhaps most of all for the 55+ community. As we continue to navigate these challenges and plan for the future, the ARC Living Memorial Fund is proud to support ARC's mission to provide a modern, friendly atmosphere for socialization & fitness, recreational, nutritional & health support & assistance services for seniors by continuing to fund a comprehensive range of programs & services that promote wellness and build social connectedness.
Our hope for the 2022 Build the ARC Campaign is to raise the final $8,500 toward our Phase 1 green space project goal of $75,000 and begin fundraising for Phase 2, which will include plantings and furnishings.
If every member gave just $30, the cost of an annual ARC membership, now through the end of the year, the ARC Living Memorial Fund could raise over $78,000 to support the green space project, fitness programming, classroom upgrades and updates and other areas of greatest need in support of ARC members like you! Questions? Contact ARC Communications Coordinator Sammi Scott.
Learn about our goals for the green space project for which planning and fundraising began in 2019.
This walkthrough video gives you an idea of what the green space can look like once complete. The outdoor space will have accessible walking paths, raised garden beds, native plants, a large patio for class space and socializing, and a lawn.
The Giving Tree is a one-of-a-kind piece of art created by ISU professor, Randy Reid. The tree allows members, their families, and individuals and businesses in the community to show their support for local seniors by leaving a legacy at ARC. Obtaining a leaf on the tree requires a $500.00 contribution. Gifts can be made to any of the designations listed above, and you can choose between 3 message options:
In Honor of
In Loving Memory
Mail donations to:
Samantha Scott at
600 E. Willow St. Normal, IL 61761
Cash Gifts: ARC can accept monetary donations by cash and check at the center. Credit and debit card gifts must be made here on our website or through Facebook. Please make checks payable to ARC Living Memorial Fund. Fill out the LMF Contribution Form below, and mail it with your gift.
Life Insurance: Obtain a beneficiary designation form from your life insurance provider, and name ARC Living Memorial Fund as the beneficiary.
Bequest: Make a gift to the ARC Living Memorial Fund in your will.
Gifts of Equipment: Please contact Director of Operations Jess Ray or Director of Programming Molly Camper, if you have an interest in donating equipment to ARC. firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com
*The ARC Living Memorial Fund is a 501(c)3 organization. All gifts to the ARC Living Memorial Fund are tax-deductible. Anyone wishing to make a cash or check gift to the ARC Living Memorial Fund, must fill out the LMF Countribution Form and submit it to the staff at ARC.*
Work is underway on ARC's new green space & we're just $2,900 away from our total fundraising goal for Phase 1. Support the green space project, fitness programming and more with your gift this month!