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Arc donation center opens in Castle Pines

Article and photo by Terri Wiebold

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In the past few months with extra time at home, residents have had an opportunity to clean out garages and organize closets. For those looking for a place to donate the accumulation of items, the City of Castle Pines has a new resource ready to take the gently-used clothing and household items that are no longer needed. Arc of the U.S., an organization that works to enhance the lives of individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities, has opened a donation station in the King Soopers shopping center, located at 7284 Lagae Road.

“We felt that Castle Pines was a very underserved area that could benefit our mission,” said Zach Bowman, arc manager of donation space. “A donation station would be useful for the community as well,” he said.

For more than 50 years, the proceeds generated through the sale of gently-used clothing and household items at arc Thrift Stores in Colorado have provided funding to local arc chapters. In addition to providing advocacy, inclusion and acceptance, arc is also Colorado’s largest employer of persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities. To learn more about the organization, visit http://www.arcthrift.org.

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