OCTOBER 25, 2022, St. Louis, MO…St. Louis Arc, a nonprofit organization that provides programs and services for people and families with disAbilities, has received a $1,000 gift from St. Louis Musicians for People with DisAbilities, a 501C3 nonprofit group founded in July 2022.
St. Louis Arc’s mission is to empower people with intellectual and developmental disAbilities and their families to lead better lives by providing a lifetime of high-quality services, family support and advocacy.
John Taylor, St. Louis Arc Vice President of Advancement, said, “We are so grateful for the financial gift from St. Louis Musicians for People with DisAbilities. St. Louis Arc will direct the proceeds toward our organization’s music therapy programs.”
The mission of St. Louis Musicians for People with DisAbilities is to provide financial and other support to people with disAbilities by engaging talented performers in fundraising concerts to support organizations that help people who are disabled.
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The group’s board chairman Jeff Dunlap said, “St. Louis Arc is a mighty fine organization that deserves lots of support.”
“Twenty percent of the U.S. population suffers with some form of disAbility that limits their opportunities,” Dunlap said.
“St. Louis Musicians for People with DisAbilities wants to help change society’s perceptions about people with a disAbility, advance ability awareness for all people considered disAbled, and endorse organizations that help them overcome challenges in today’s world.”
The charitable group’s inaugural fundraising concert on Sunday, September 25, called A Hootenanny Benefit for People with DisAbilities, raised funds that enabled the group’s donation to St. Louis Arc. Three of the eight musical acts featured performers with disAbility.
“We hope to host a second fundraising concert in 2023,” said Dunlap.
For St. Louis Arc visit https://www.slArc.org.