Riverside, CA - The Arc of Riverside County, a local nonprofit serving people with developmental disabilities, will co-host its first “Cars 4 Camp” fundraiser alongside Barter Exchange of San Bernardino at Fairmount Park on Oct. 18 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. All proceeds from the charity car show and disability resource fair will support its annual My Play Club’s Summer Day Camp for children with and without special needs.
Designed to provide social experiences and promote inclusion, My Play Club’s Summer Day Camp is free of charge to the families who participate in the five-day camp. Children of all abilities are brought together through learning activities, arts and crafts projects, carnival style attractions and athletic coaching by the Riverside Special Olympics Basketball team.
“Without the support of sponsors like Molina Healthcare, Riverside Police Foundation, Bud’s Tire Pro and others, it would be impossible to hold this fundraising event,” said Jim Stream, The Arc of Riverside County Executive Director. “We wouldn’t be able to conduct, let alone expand, our Summer Day Camp.”
In addition to the line up of classic cars and a special display of “The Batmobile”, the charity event will feature live music, a picnic style lunch, character princesses from the Disney film Frozen, face painting, arts and crafts activities, over 30 disability resource booths and raffle prizes donated by various sponsors throughout the county.
“We feel honored to have such great support from the City of Riverside and its Parks and Recreation Department for our events in Fairmount Park and our Summer Day Camp in Reid Park,” said Ron Domme, The Arc of Riverside County Volunteer President. “We believe we are helping the city by promoting their parks to our families, and our families are thoroughly enjoying their visits.”
About The Arc of Riverside County
The Arc of Riverside County is a comprehensive service provider for adults with intellectual and other developmental disabilities. Continuing to significantly increase the quality of life for the individuals served, a population typically underserved, overlooked and devalued by society, The Arc takes pride in providing much-needed services and support in six (6) locations throughout Western Riverside County. Services include vocational and job training, life skills training, day services, job placement, advocacy and more.
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