Sunday, November 15, 2009

Don't be like the deer caught in the headlights!

Have you ever seen what happens to a "deer caught in the headlights"? It is not pretty.

With all that is going on with the economy, it is easy to see why people get in that "deer in the headlights" mode with their charitable giving, but that is not what those of faith are called to do.

With the generous donations that The Arc of Katy received this past year, we were able to increase the enrollment of our Adult Day Activity Camp by 50% and expand the number of days of our program from three to four. The Arc of Katy monthly socials have become so popular and well attended, that we had to move them to a larger facility! Our Arc participants have given back to the community as well by participating in Katy Area Chamber events, maintaining some of the flowerbeds in downtown Katy, and by serving others in need like the residents of a local nursing home.

Our goal for the upcoming year is to find a permanent location for our Adult Day Activity Camp. We have been so fortunate to have the Katy Family YMCA as partners, because without them we would not have a day camp at all. Because of the success of the program, however, we are outgrowing the facility that the YMCA so generously allows us to use.

Don't get caught staring into the headlights! Now is the time to make a move, take a stand, make a difference in the lives of our Arc of Katy participants!

Won't you join me in "priming the pump" so to speak, by becoming a regular monthly donor to The Arc of Katy?

With the support of community members like YOU, we can continue to make a difference in the lives of our Arc participants.

To make a donation to The Arc of Katy by clicking on the "Donate" button on the right hand side of this blog page, or go to and click on the "donations" button at the top of the page, or you can mail your donation directly to The Arc of Katy, P.O. Box 6133, Katy, Texas 77491.

We look forward to the continued success of The Arc of Katy and its dedication to serving those with developmental and intellectual disabilities in the Katy area community.

Be blessed by being a blessing!

"And God is able to make all grace abound toward you, that you, always having all sufficiency in all things, may have an abundance for every good work."
2 Corinthians 9:8