We are still working on obtaining funds for the construction on a new administrative/vocational training building. We have fundraisers throughout the year to raise our building capital for this new venture. As each year goes by, our current facilities get deeper in disrepair. We are so looking forward to being able to provide adequate administrative facilities and vocational space for the individuals we serve in St. Mary Parish. We are accepting donations and these are tax deductible.
We are currently having our annual membership drive. This drive starts in January. Membership fees are as follows: single membership-$12.00; family membership-$15.00; business membership-$25.00. You can obtain a membership form from this web-site. You can also contact Bonita Peltier or Cheryl Doiron at the Center of Hope for more information on membership or our fundraiser.
March is Developmental Disability Awareness Month. We will be having articles in our local paper regarding the services we provide for the individuals we serve. We will have other activities throughout the month. Please remember that these individuals have a voice in your community and have the same rights as all of us. Contact your local chapter of the Arc and see what you can do to help them.