Thursday, January 12, 2012

Two $2,000 Student Scholarships Available through The Arc Foundation

The Arc of Livingston-Wyoming Foundation will once again celebrate the commitment of young people toward friends and neighbors with disabilities by awarding scholarships of up to $2,000 each to two graduating high school seniors.

Scholarships will be awarded to one college-bound student each from Livingston and Wyoming Counties. To be eligible, he or she must pursue a career choice leading directly to working with people with intellectual and other developmental disabilities, such as: teacher of special education, occupational therapy, physical therapy, speech pathology, art therapy, music therapy, or training in the direct care field.

Deadline for applications is Thursday, March 1st, so interested students should apply now.  Click here for an application, or visit your high school guidance office.

The amount of each scholarship will be a maximum of $2,000, payable in $500 amounts annually.  Students initially attending a 2-year school would be eligible to continue to receive the annual scholarship if they can verify participation in an appropriate program at a 4-year college or university.  Recipients of the scholarship will be responsible for notifying The Arc of Livingston-Wyoming annually of their continuation in an appropriate course of study.

Scholarship recipients will be chosen at the March meeting of The Arc of Livingston-Wyoming Foundation, and notified by Monday, March 19th.  Winners will be formally acknowledged during a short ceremony at The Arc of Livingston-Wyoming Annual Dinner to be held Friday, June 1st in Warsaw, New York.

Scholarships are made possible by The Arc of Livingston-Wyoming Foundation, which is the fundraising arm of The Arc of Livingston-Wyoming. The foundation is a not-for-profit corporation dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for community members with disabilities and their families. It has been granting scholarships since 1994. In addition to awarding student scholarships, the foundation funds such purchases as adaptive equipment and camp scholarships for people with disabilities.

The Arc of Livingston-Wyoming is the two-county region’s largest private, not-for-profit organization that serves people with intellectual and other developmental disabilities. Its programs include Children's, Vocational, Residential, Community and Transportation Services. Founded in 1961, it is a local chapter of the state-wide organization NYSARC. The local agency employs approximately 600 people throughout Livingston and Wyoming Counties.

Monday, January 9, 2012

"Finders Keepers Times" Newsletter

Coupon and specials for Finders Keepers thrift store, January-February 2012.

Angie and Barney, sorting items at Finders Keepers
Happy 2012 from Finders Keepers, your neighborhood thrift store located at 86 Main Street in Mount Morris, NY.  Our New Year's resolution is simple: continue to offer the best prices and service, while providing meaningful work opportunities for individuals with intellectual and other developmental disabilities.  Stop by our spacious showroom this January and February to take advantage of the following specials, and explore other great deals on furniture, clothes, books, electronics, and more.

25 percent off all winter coats and sweaters
When the weather outside is frightful, you'll feel delightful in cozy coats and sweaters from Finders Keepers.  For an added feeling of warmth, we've discounted them all by 25 percent for the rest of the chilly season.  There's is no better time than the present to visit Finders Keepers for super savings on your winter gear—so stop in, and bundle up on great deals! 

Valentine's Day sale February 14th 
Have a heart, don't forget your sweetheart! Finders Keepers has an extensive selection of jewelry, books, stuffed animals, and more. You don't need a big pocketbook, just a whole lotta love—at Finders Keepers, you just might find that "perfect something" for $5 or less!  Special bonus: On Tuesday, February 14th, you'll pick a heart to receive an additional discount of 10%-50% off your total sale, excluding furniture.

Tag! You're it! 
At Finders Keepers, "tag" isn't a children's game; it's your key to grown-up savings every day. Take a look the generous inventory spread across our store.  Now look closer; most items are marked with a colored tags—and those tags can mean big savings for you and your family.  Each month, we choose a new color for our half-off colored tag sale, and every item that's tagged with that color is discounted 50 percent from our already rock-bottom prices.  The discount applies until the item is sold.  When you play tag at Finders Keepers, you're always a winner! 

Star spangled savings 
The savings will be monumental during Finders Keepers' Presidents Day Blowout.  Drop by our store on Monday, February 20th to receive the presidential treatment: half-off all winter clothing, including coats, sweaters, hats, gloves, and scarves. 

Take a look around
Now that you've read about some of our specials, it's time to check out the inventory.  Click the images below for a closer look at what's in store for you at Finders Keepers.

Coupon club 
Be sure to print out a coupon to receive extra savings on top of Finders Keepers already low, low prices.  Redeem this coupon for 25 percent off on item throughout the months of January and February.  Limit one coupon per customer. 


86 Main Street • Mount Morris, NY 14510
Phone: (585) 658-2358 •

Visit our shop in beautiful Mt. Morris, and be sure to check out our newly decorated windows!
Store Hours
Mon, Tue, Wed, Fri, Sat: 10 - 5
Thu: 10 - 6
About us
Finders Keepers is operated by The Arc of Livingston-Wyoming, a 501(c)(3) private, not-for-profit agency that serves people with intellectual and other developmental disabilities.  The proceeds from all sales benefit people served by the agency.

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