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LARC donors can double their impact on Giving Tuesday

information provided by LARC

LANSING, Ill. (November 27, 2019) – LARC is gearing up for Giving Tuesday, a nationally recognized day of giving held on December 3, 2019. An anonymous donor will join the LARC Board of Directors in matching the first $2,800 in contributions made to LARC from now through December 3, 2019. Funds raised on Giving Tuesday will help provide LARC’s clients with opportunities to work, live, and participate in the community.

Patrice Wolfe (left) has been a LARC client for 30 years. With encouragement from a family member, she expressed gratitude for “my mom; next, LARC; and everybody” at the 2019 LARC Annual Appreciation Dinner. (Photo: Melanie Jongsma)

Cosima, one of LARC’s clients, expressed why these opportunities are important. “I love LARC!” she says. “I have my own room and get more quiet time to myself. I have made a lot of new friends here, and I am very happy. I like earning a paycheck and working on the box job. It’s nice to have my own money to buy things that I need. LARC makes me feel special.”

“LARC prides itself on promoting quality, dignity, and choice so that our clients can achieve greater independence in their lives,” says Ernie Gonzalez, Executive Director. “This Giving Tuesday, we ask that you please remember LARC and other amazing individuals like Cosima. All donations will make a difference, and no donation is too small.”

Those interested in making contributions are urged to double their impact, mark their calendars and visit to make their tax-deductible donation on or before Giving Tuesday, December 3.

About Giving Tuesday

Giving Tuesday began in 2012 as an alternative to Black Friday-style commercialization and consumerism in the post-Thanksgiving season. In addition to Giving Tuesday, the consumer-to-business days following Thanksgiving now also include Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday.

About LARC

LARC is a not-for-profit, 501(c)(3) charitable organization dedicated to providing individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities opportunities to work, live, and participate in their community. Originally formed in 1956 as a school for children (The Lansing School of Special Education), LARC has grown to provide community day services, work activities, 24-hour residential opportunities, and senior programming to approximately 100 adults with developmental disabilities from Lansing and the south suburbs. For more information about LARC, call 708-474-1540 or visit

LARC is located at 19043 Wentworth Avenue in Lansing, Illinois. (Photo: Melanie Jongsma)
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