One of the main fundraising activities of The Arc of Grays Harbor is collecting donations of used merchandise from the community. Some of these items are donated to the individuals we serve but most of it is resold to support our programs. We're humbled at how generous the community is, particularly this time of year as we pick up left over items from garage sales.

The Arc of Grays Harbor is a local organization which provides services and support for individuals with disabilities in Grays Harbor. We have an affiliate relationship with The Arc of Washington who provide advocacy in Olympia to support and educate elected officials on the important issues facing people with disabilities. The purpose of this post is to explain that The Arc of Washington and The Arc of Grays Harbor are separate organizations. If you call The Arc of GH at 360.537.7000 and request a pickup of your garage sale leftovers, the proceeds of that donation stay here in the Harbor. If you call the Arc of Washington at 1-800-826-4310, or if you drop off your donation at a Value Village store, the proceeds of that donation will be used for advocacy in Olympia. Both are worthy causes to support, but we're hearing some confusion about the issue and hope this clears things up.

Speaking of Garage Sales, please come to our big, huge, fun garage sale at 523 West First Street, Aberdeen on May 9th and 10th from 9:00 to 3:00. We'll have Cotton Candy!