Support Us

As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, The Arc of Northern Virginia relies on private support from individuals, corporations, organizations, and foundations to fund our efforts.  Your generous donations help make it possible for us to provide programs, services, and advocacy so that people with ID/DD can live “A Life Like Yours.”


There are many ways to help The Arc of Northern Virginia throughout the year:

General Support – Friends of The Arc of Northern Virginia have the opportunity to strengthen all of our programs, services, and advocacy, and to provide the annual funding that help us fulfill our vital mission.


Tribute Gifts – You can celebrate, honor, or remember your family and loved ones by making a donation in their name. Your gift will help further our work and let loved ones know how much you care.


Vehicle DonationsThe Arc of Northern Virginia accepts cars, vans, trucks, boats with a trailer, and recreational vehicles, whether the vehicle is running or not, from anywhere in the country.  It’s as simple as filling out a form, and we will take care of the rest and arrange a convenient time for free auto towing.   The sale of your vehicle will further our work and may qualify you for a tax-deduction. The Arc partners with Melwood Charity Car Donation Center, a non-profit agency, to manage and operate our car donation program.  Melwood, since 1963, has provided job training and employment for over 2,000 individuals with disabilities. Your online submission will direct you to The Arc – National website.


The Arc of Northern Virginia’s Corporate Team Challenge Each spring, corporate and community running teams sponsor and compete in our annual Team Challenge 8K footrace.  This community event gathers hundreds of runners to “Go the Distance for People with Disabilities.”


Donate Stock – The donation of appreciated securities is an excellent way to make a significant impact.  You may receive a charitable income tax donation for the fair market value of the gifted securities, increasing the value for your gift and decreasing the cost to you.  You may also avoid any capital gains tax you would have paid had you sold the appreciated securities and donated the proceeds to us. Contact Howard Stregack for more information.


Workplace Giving and Matching Gifts – Many people are able to support us through a workplace giving campaign or a matching gift from their employer.  We participate in the Combined Federal Campaign (CFC# 14617) and United Way (UWNCA# 8035) or you can enter us as a “write in” designation in other workplace campaigns.  If you would like your workplace to highlight The Arc of Northern Virginia in newsletters, online communications, or on-site presentations, we would be happy to provide you with information and assistance. Contact Howard Stregack for more information.


Bequests and Planned Gifts – There are a number of ways to demonstrate your commitment to our mission and make a long-term difference in the lives of people with ID/DD. A bequest, beneficiary designation, or other planned gift allows you to create a personal legacy and may offer tax advantages for your family as well.  Your advisor can help identify the best option for you. Contact Howard Stregack for more information.


For more information on supporting The Arc of Northern Virginia, please contact Howard Stregack, Director of Development, at 703-208-1119 ext. 102.


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