Operation Arc Angel

The holidays will be here quicker than you know it! Calling all elves...if you, your family, or your place of business would like to sponsor a person with a developmental disability (child or adult) this December, please let us know. Our agency receives referrals for Cabarrus County & Union County individuals with a developmental disability who are in need this holiday season. We also support adults living in a state developmental disability center who are from either Union or Cabarrus County. We rely on the generosity of our community to make this happen. We will provide you with the person's Holiday Wish List, or you can make a monetary donation and we'll do the shopping for you! If you'd like to be a sponsor, reach out to our office by contacting Shirese Palmieri at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 704-261-1550 x 101. Thank YOU!

Help us with our Aktion Clubs!

The Aktion Club is a group of self-determined and empowered adults with developmental disabilities. As self-advocates, they strive to end discrimination and make a change for the better in the way society views people with disabilities. The Aktion Club members have united to lobby for their rights, develop friendships, learn about community resources, contribute, and become part of the community. Many times colunteers are needed to assist with Aktion Club projects. Please call Steve McIllwain to get involved at 704-261-1550, ext. 103

Apply to join our Board of Directors!

Board members help to secure support of our mission and cause within our community through their various connections and networks. The board also engages in and supports our fundraising efforts to make sure that we have the financial means to carryout our mission. A board member's connection to the community is valuable to our ability to procure of funds and solicit support. Our board meets monthly and we would love to have you join our team! Contact our This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for an application.

Assist with Special Event Planning!

As a non-profit agency, The Arc of Union/Cabarrus is always looking for dedicated individuals to help us advance our mission through hosting special events and fundraisers.  If you have a talent you would like to share and/or donate to our cause we would love to talk with you more!  Annually, we host a casino night event, a winter ball, golf tournament and other smaller events throughout the year. Contact our This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.

Become a Member!

By joining our network of more than 140,000 members and more than 700 affiliated chapters across the United States, you will become part of the largest grass roots movement to protect the rights of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and ensure that sufficient resources are available to meet their needs in every community in our nation.  Membership connects you to others who share your beliefs and your challenges. We are parents, family members, self-advocates (individuals with disabilities) and advocates that work to assure that children and adults with disabilities have every opportunity to lead full, rich lives in the community with the supports and services that they need.

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