“A Life Like Yours” Virtual Benefit Breakfast will be held ‘Live’ online on Thursday, March 25, 2021
The Arc of Northern Virginia’s “A Life Like Yours” Benefit Breakfast is an annual event that raises critical funding required to provide information, education, direct support services, and advocacy to meet the needs of the 39,000 individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities of all ages and their families in Northern Virginia.
About the Breakfast
This year’s breakfast theme is “Defined by Strength and Resilience.” Among our core values, People First is the belief that all people with intellectual and developmental disabilities are defined not by their disability, but by their own strengths, abilities, and inherent value. These are the defining principles that drive their resilience to overcome the challenges they face every day, every year. Defined by Strength and Resilience, the individuals we serve inspire all of us to fight for full inclusion; for the opportunity to live “A Life Like Yours.”
Yes, this is a fundraiser. However, there is no cost to attend the breakfast, and no minimum or maximum suggested donation. It will be up to us to inspire you with the stories of those we serve. The important thing is to attend. We would love for you to hear first-hand what The Arc of Northern Virginia does, and meet some of the people whose lives have been changed for the better.
Why “A Life Like Yours?”
‘A Life Like Yours’ is a phrase we use to remind us that people with intellectual and developmental disabilities want the same things we all want…a home of our own, a quality education, a meaningful job or way we spend our days, and relationships we value and depend on. It’s the vision for a community-based system of supports and services that enable individuals to obtain and enjoy a quality life in the community.
People with disabilities often face many hurdles as they attempt to live their lives as fully-engaged, active members of society. Finding information and support regarding education, employment, public benefits, housing, and healthcare is often an overwhelming experience. Northern Virginia families know The Arc of Northern Virginia as the ‘go-to source’ for information, education, referrals, and support.
Sign Up to Attend the Event
JOIN US! We hope you’ll pour yourself a cup of coffee, fix yourself a nice plate or bowl, and join our virtual breakfast gathering. You’ll hear inspiring stories of perseverance and determination, while understanding the role The Arc of Northern Virginia plays in creating communities that support those with disabilities and those that care for them.
Make an on-line donation TODAY!
We know you care about your community. We know you have the heart and desire to help families, to ensure that everyone with a disability gets to live a fulfilling life of their choosing. We also understand busy schedules. If you are unable to join us for the live event, you can still become a supporter. Your generous contribution to support our mission means that we move ever forward toward our vision.
Event Sponsorship Opportunities
Since our first benefit breakfast in 2019, we have been fortunate to have the support of generous businesses, corporations, and organizations. Our Benefit Breakfast sponsors, through their contributions to the event, help ensure that the funds raised from this signature event are maximized to support and expand programs and services to the individuals and families we serve. It’s also a great way to associate your name with a highly-respected charitable organization and at the same time demonstrate your commitment to serving our community.
Thank You to Our Sponsors!
We would like to thank the following sponsors for your support of our mission and making the 2021 A Life Like Yours Benefit Breakfast possible:
• Aetna Better Health of Virginia
• Anthem HealthKeepers Plus
• Atlantic Union Bank
• The Egan Family
• Key Private Bank
• United Bank
• Robbie and Marianne Werth
Questions? Just Ask!
Questions about the breakfast? Email us at: Events@TheArcofNoVa.org
Interested in being a supporter? Email Howard Stregack, Director of Development at: HStregack@TheArcofNoVa.org