News from Putnam ARC on their 21st annual Cablethon fundraiser:
PARC will host its 21st Annual Cablethon fundraiser on Saturday, September 28, 2013 from 10 a.m.- noon live on Comcast Cable Channel 8.
Hosted by PARC’s Executive Director Susan Limongello and a number of local dignitaries and officials, this two-hour broadcast is PARC’s opportunity to celebrate its commitment to providing exceptional services for children and adults with developmental disabilities and applaud the agency and staff’s many accomplishments. The event, which first broadcast in 1992, has been PARC’s single largest fundraiser each year for the past 21 years.
This year’s live broadcast will include discussion of current issues in the area of developmental disabilities, guest interviews, visits from local leaders
and members of the business community, and PARC participants and family members.
Recognized as a 501 c (3) in 1954, PARC provides programming and advocacy for over 650 children and adults with developmental disabilities within Putnam County and in southern Dutchess and northern Westchester counties. Money raised at PARC’s fundraising events, including the annual Cablethon, directly benefit and impact people with disabilities.
“PARC’s Cablethon is a one-day celebration of the accomplishments of our children and adults in the Putnam County community and a time when we can say “thank you” to our dedicated sponsors and donors live on the air,” said PARC Executive Director Susan Limongello. “In a time when service needs and costs continue to rise, your partnership with PARC is essential, to help us continue to provide programs and care for our 650 participants with disabilities. A pledge to this year’s Cablethon will assist PARC with its vision of providing exceptional services to the people we serve.”
Pledges and donations may be made in several ways for this year’s PARC Cablethon:
1. Send your tax-deductible donation directly to PARC, 31 International Blvd., Brewster, NY 10509. Make checks payable to PARC.
2. Call in your donation, in advance, to PARC by calling 845-278-PARC, ext. 2287. All major credit cards are accepted.
3. Watch the Cablethon live on Comcast Channel 8 on September 28, 2013 and call in your pledge to (845) 225-5650.
4. Present your contribution directly at the Cablethon at PARC Center or at Comcast Headquarters, both located in
5. Make a secure, online donation at www.putnamarc.org
PARC is at the forefront in providing advocacy and programming for children and adults with developmental disabilities within the geographic region of Putnam County along with Northern Westchester and Southern Dutchess counties. A top employer and the leader in human services in Putnam County, PARC has been a part of the community since 1954.
To learn more about PARC and the services and advocacy provided, call 845-278-PARC or log onto www.PutnamARC.org