PARC offers children and adults with developmental disabilities
the support and opportunities they need to succeed in their own community.

Help Renovate PARC Center!

Dear Friends:

     The staff here at Putnam ARC is a dedicated and hardworking crew. Serving over 600 children and adults with disabilities, we strive everyday to make a difference in people's lives. From the children in early learning and preschool, to the young adults transitioning from school to work, to individuals living productive lives in group homes, to those receiving rehabilitation in PARC's Traumatic Brain Injury Program, we play a vital role in the lives of those we serve.

     Thirty years ago, most of the participants in PARC's programs would have been institutionalized, never having the opportunity to travel, hold a job, cook their own meals, or learn to take a bus. Today the future is much brighter. Due to the grassroots efforts of many dedicated parents, our agency was born in 1954. The citizens with disabilities that participate in PARC's programs today are offered therapy, employment training, independence training and a supportive environment in which to thrive. PARC's ultimate goal is for as many of its participants as possible to lead normal, productive lives.

     PARC Center-a program site for over 300 individuals with developmental disabilities located on Route 6 in Carmel-is vital to achieving this goal, which is why we have embarked on a $1.2 million capital improvements campaign. The PARC Center building is truly the heartbeat of PARC (view the PARC Center Programs). Due to structural problems and age, PARC Center is sinking and is in desperate need of renovation. The work to be completed there includes a new roof, new floor, new plumbing and electric and renovated bathrooms that are handicapped accessible. The estimated cost to renovate the building is $1.2 million. PARC's staff, which has worked tirelessly to raise these funds through government grants, donations and in-kind support, has raised nearly $700,000 to date. But we still need an additional $500,000 to finish the project.

     Will you help us continue to give our hearts and professional ³know how² so that hundreds of people with disabilities in our area may continue to receive the services and training that are essential for them to lead normal, productive lives? Your gift, large or small, will be used to renovate and improve PARC Center so it will remain an integral and functioning part of our community for many years to come.

      Thank you for being part of the PARC family. We truly appreciate your efforts in helping people with developmental disabilities have meaningful lives today.

Warm regards,

Susan Limongello
Executive Director

For more information contact:
Laurie Rumpf
31 International Blvd.
Brewster, New York 10509
(845) 278-7272, ext. 251
Fax: (845) 278-2151