FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 16, 2023
John Williams, CEO
904.964.7699 ext. 238
STARKE, FL: The Arc of Bradford County is pleased to announce that it has received a $10,000 grant from the TJ Maxx Foundation.
The grant will be used to increase the number of individuals served who have transitioned from high school to community-based settings through employment-related programming and supports.
The organization’s current employment services opportunities have been limited, and this grant will help increase its capacity to serve individuals in the community.
The foundation presented the award to The Arc's CEO, John Williams, at the TJ Maxx Starke location grand opening.
“We are excited to receive the $10,000 from TJ Maxx to The Arc of Bradford County,” said John Williams, CEO of The Arc of Bradford County. “Their commitment to the community is evident even before they open their doors. We look forward to their partnership and investment in not only The Arc but also to the community as a whole. I am grateful for the opportunity to work with the store manager, Chelsea and her team, as well as TJ Maxx district and regional staff, to celebrate the Grand Opening of their Starke location. This donation will help provide support to the individuals whom The Arc serves in our community with intellectual and developmental differences. We extend our heartfelt appreciation to the TJ Maxx Corporation for their support.”
The TJ Maxx Foundation’s Community Mission is to provide great value to their communities by helping vulnerable families and children access the resources and opportunities they need to build a better future.
About The Arc of Bradford County
The Arc of Bradford County is a nonprofit organization founded in 1975, dedicated to serving individuals with intellectual and developmental differences. The Arc of Bradford County is committed to inclusion and acceptance and provides a variety of programs and services to help participants live full and independent lives.
Sunshine Industries is The Arc of Bradford County’s woodshop that offers a variety of consumables for businesses in the area, including survey stakes, pallets, picnic tables, and more.
Editor’s Note: The Arc of Bradford County is not an acronym and Arc should never be in all capital letters. When referring to the organization, please use The Arc of Bradford County, not The ARC, The ARC of Bradford County or ARC. The Arc of Bradford County should be considered as a title or phrase. Please refer to the individuals as having “differences” and not “disabilities.”