Donations

The Arc of Rensselaer County relies on fund raising and donations to supplement government funding and provide for short and long term fiscal stability. In addition to the donations already noted on the Foundations webpage, you can get more information or contribute directly to The Arc by calling 274-3110 and asking to speak to someone in our Development office, or by mailing a contribution to:

The Arc of Rensselaer County
79 102nd Street
Troy, NY 12180

The Arc welcomes general donations, as well as donations to specific parts of our service and support menu.

We thank you in advance for your consideration and generosity toward our agency.

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Testimonials and Success Stories

“They say the days are long, and the years are quick”

By Tracey Hempel
Associate Executive Director of Community Supports

April 29, 2016 will be my 20th Anniversary with The Arc of Rensselaer County; thankfully it’s also a Friday! I can say for certain that when I crossed over the river, I didn’t anticipate the journey that I was about to begin. We had 28 hour shifts back then, I was a floater (DSP) which meant I worked at every location, but Hoosick St., Detroit and Euclid Ave were places that I called home. They were the absolute joys of my work schedule; now that’s not to say that I didn’t love other place or people, but I had an undeniable, almost innate, connection with the people who lived in those places. I look back at those memories, like I do my childhood memories. For all intents and purposes, they could be because no place and no one person has defined me more than The Arc. Ok, maybe my kids and my husband have had a hand in shaping me too, but in three years, I will have been working at The Arc for half of my adult life. I would be lying if I told you that statement doesn’t impact me; I am who I am because of all of the people who I have crossed paths with over the years, all of the experiences they shared with me and the lessons that came along the way. For that, I am thankful.

(Tracey is shown in the picture above with Rob Beza in 1997)

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The Arc of Rensselaer County
79 102nd Street, Troy, NY 12180-1125
(518) 274-3110

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