20,000 Hours and Counting…The Arc’s V.I.P.s are Still Going Strong

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The V.I.P.s are still going strong and committed to making a difference in San Antonio! The Arc’s V.I.P. (Volunteer Involvement Program) started in October 2011 as a way for adults with disabilities to give back to the community. And boy, have they given back!

As of August 2012, the V.I.P.s have performed over 20,000 person/hours of community service for local non-profits such as Meals on Wheels, The San Antonio Food Bank and Animal Defense League.

In addition to performing volunteer work, the V.I.P.s host a weekly snack bar to raise money for activities. Instead of spending the proceeds on a movie day or a lunch for themselves, they continue to give back to the community.

In July, the V.I.P.s purchased girl swimsuits and donated them to SAMMinistries. In August, the V.I.P.s donated over $100 in school supplies to the Alamo Local Authority (ALA) for intellectual and developmental disabilities. ALA is distributing school supplies to local families caring for children with disabilities.

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