Local Young People Donate to St. Lawrence NYSARC

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - St. Lawrence NYSARC (www.slnysarc.org), a private, non-profit corporation dedicated to working for and with people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, announced a generous donation from a group of local young people. Potsdam residents, Sammie Frick, Rachael Clements, and Rhiannon Clements donated over $700 to St. Lawrence NYSARC’s Gallery of Arts and Learning (GOAL), located on Main Street in Canton.

The teens conducted a Read-a-Thon to raise the money for this project. They have organized Read-a-Thons for the past six years and have earned over $5,000 for various organizations. Sammie, Rachael, and Rhiannon, stated that they were inspired to donate to GOAL because of a desire to further educational pursuits for other young people. Much of the support from this donation comes from the members of the Methodist Church in Potsdam.

St. Lawrence NYSARC’s GOAL storefront highlights the artistic and employment options available for people with disabilities. Funds from this donation are used to further learning opportunities for individuals served by the Agency. To learn more about this or any other program offered at St. Lawrence NYSARC, visit wwww.slnysarc.org, call 315-386-3529, or check us out on Facebook.

February 6, 2012