Tagged as: developmental disabilities

Golisano Foundation Awards $39,000 to LARC for COVID-19 Response

Lee Association for Remarkable Citizens (LARC) has been awarded a $39,000 grant from the Golisano Foundation.   The grant will help LARC, an organization serving people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, respond to urgent needs stemming from the coronavirus pandemic.  The grant is a part of the Foundation’s $2 million in

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Fort Myers Metro-McGregor Kiwanis and LARC’s Aktion Club Create Buddy Bench

The Fort Myers Metro-McGregor Kiwanis and Lee Association for Remarkable Citizens (LARC) AKtion club collected and recycled more than 200 pounds of plastic bottle caps to create a Buddy Bench for the LARC campus in Fort Myers. The bench is in rainbow colors and imprinted with the names of the

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LARC 2nd Annual Aiming for Ability Clay Shooting Tournament Friday, June 19, 2020

Get ready to take aim, Lee Association for Remarkable Citizens (LARC) will host the second annual “Aiming for Ability” Clay Shooting Tournament on Friday, June 19, 2020 outdoors at Sarasota Trap Skeet & Clays, 3445 Rustic Road, Nokomis.   All proceeds will benefit LARC’s innovative program – LAB: Learn, Achieve, Become. 

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Egg drop held for LARC residents

April 15, 2020 By CHUCK BALLARO (news@breezenewspapers.com) , North Fort Myers Neighbor A holiday tradition went on at the LARC House in North Fort Myers, thanks to some first responders. The North Fort Myers Fire Control District brought a fire engine to the home on Friday, “egging” the house and

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Lee Health Provides $25,000 Grant to Lee Association for Remarkable Citizens

Lee Association for Remarkable Citizens (LARC) has been awarded a $25,000 grant from Lee Health to support LARC’s Wellness LAB (Learn, Achieve, Become). LAB will offer an experiential learning environment for hundreds of individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) that transforms traditional program areas into spaces for innovation, vocation,

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LARC’S JOB-A-PALOOZA CAREER FAIR PHOTO GALLERY

LARC’s (Lee Association for Remarkable Citizens)  2nd Annual Job-A-Palooza, the ultimate ‘speed-jobbing’ experience, was held on Saturday, January 18th. Students ages 14 to 21 with disabilities discovered their superpowers and met local employers while peer-mentors assisted them in navigating this exciting job fair experience. Students explored job skill stations from

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Jennifer’s February Fashion Forward Friday to Benefit LARC

Jennifer’s women’s boutique is celebrating 37 years in business by giving back to local charities at “Fashion Forward Friday” events through April.   Lee Association for Remarkable Citizens (LARC) will receive 5% of all sales on Friday, February 7 from 10:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m.  Shoppers will enjoy champagne and cupcakes

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LARC Receives Rotary Grant to Purchase Van

Lee Association of Remarkable Citizens (LARC) has received a grant to purchase a new van through the Rotary Clubs of Fort Myers, Fort Myers South, Fort Myers Sunrise and a matching grant from Rotary District 6960, Southwest Florida. The goal of Rotary grants is to fund specific projects and equipment

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LARC’s Job-A-Palooza Career Fair for Students with Disabilities

Calling all superheroes! Students, mentors and businesses are wanted! Join LARC (Lee Association for Remarkable Citizens) for the 2nd Annual Job-A-Palooza, the ultimate ‘speed-jobbing’ experience! Job-A-Palooza will be held at Crowne Plaza Fort Myers Bell Tower, 13051 Bell Tower Dr., Fort Myers, FL 33907, on Saturday, January 18th, 2020 from

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