The Ark, Inc. has a long history of service in the community. At this time we are asking you to help us help our community in this unprecedented time of need. Our community, like many others has been devastated by the COVID-19 outbreak. The families that we serve are among the most disadvantaged. Many of our parents live paycheck to paycheck and have now been unable to work. They will need to return to work as soon as possible and will have a hard time with an additional bill to pay for child care. We are concerned that once parents in our community are able to return to work, they will not have the means to pay for safe child care for their school age children. Additionally, underprivileged students doing schoolwork at home for prolonged periods of time, may not have the support that they need to maintain their academic standing. They may be missing the structure that programs like ours are able to provide. Although the Ark after school program has been closed for the past several weeks, we have been working with the state agencies that regulate child care facilities in anticipation of reopening as soon as we can. Currently it is a challenge to cover costs necessary for such programming and participation. Your generous support will enable us to provide meals and snacks, and to purchase supplies for educational and recreational activities. As an organization, we have dedicated ourselves to help children and families who need us the most. So, I ask at this time that you support the organization in our efforts to make the Ark, Inc. “A Place Where Hope Lives”! Together we are transforming lives and building brighter futures – but without you, it wouldn’t be possible. Thank you for your support.
Doretha Holmes Doretha ‘Penny’ Holmes Executive Director