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Dear Neighbor, 

Thank you for your interest in being a part of this all-community friendly Summer Smiles Festival that we are hosting at the Doane Stuart School at 199 Washington Ave, Rensselaer, rain or shine!  Our mission here is simple. We want to bring people together and make new friends, and would love for you to be a part of it! Booth rental cost is $25 and a presentation ready donation of a minimum value of $20 that we can use as a raffle prize (donations can be dropped off ahead of time to the Arc or the morning of the event). Make your payments below or by mailing a check to The Arc of Rensselaer County, 79-102nd St, Troy, NY 12180

Be sure to fill out the required form by following this link:


Vendor Space


ARC Staff Vendor Space

We would love if you could help us share our event news with others.  Take a look at some of the other ways to be a part of this fun-filled community event…


  • Donate! If you can imagine it fitting into a fun-fest day, we will take it! Some examples are a presentation-ready item or basket for our raffle table, food items, paper products, activities, entertainment, the list goes on.   If you can imagine it, we can use it! 


  • Volunteer! We know this is going to take a lot of people power to make this work. We would love if you, and everyone you know, could lend a hand! 


  • Have a booth! Showcases your business or craft.  For better community connection consider including an activity or giveaway.


  • Entertain! What’s a day without live entertainment? A day that is not nearly as fun.  Do you have a talent you want to share or know someone who does? We would love to have a conversation with you!


  • Come! Share our news with others and bring your family and friends

All donations of time, sponsorship, merchandise, etc. will be recognized at the day of our event. Proof of 501c3 can be provided as well as a letter for your donation. For more information about the Arc of Rensselaer County go to our webpage https://www.renarc.org/supports-and-services. For questions reach out to Lisa at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call    518-618-7835.

Testimonials and Success Stories

Honestly, I have been working in this field for at least 20 years. I love working in this field because I enjoy helping others. Especially for our guys that cannot advocate or do for themselves.  Sometimes it is overwhelming but that's why it's good to go on vacation:) I look at this field like parenting...you know the things that you would want/don't want for your child. To sum it up if you have the Heart & stomach for this field then you will last a very long time:)

- Carol Rengifo

Program Manager

Residential Services

Our Mission


The mission of The Arc of Rensselaer County is to advocate for the rights and safety of individuals of all ages who have an intellectual disability and/or a developmental disability or delay.


The Arc is a source of support, specialized knowledge, and available resources in assisting individuals and their families to meet their needs and goals.


The Arc works to influence societal attitudes and governmental policy so that people with intellectual and developmental disabilities will have access to the services, assistance, and opportunities they need for personal growth and development, and participation in the community.

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

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