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Schoharie Arc Awarded $18,000 in Grants from NYSARC Trust Services

To support Guardianship and new recreational opportunities for people with disabilities served by the Schoharie Arc.

Schoharie Arc, a not-for-profit organization supporting people in Schoharie County and the surrounding area has been awarded $18,000 in grants from Trustee Management Board of NYSARC Trust Services to support Schoharie Arc's guardianship and recreation programs.

NYSARC Trust Services administers supplemental needs trusts (SNT) that can make dramatic improvements to the lives of people with disabilities while enabling individuals to maintain eligibility for public benefits programs, such as Medicaid and SSI. For 2018, NYSARC Trust Services is proud to fulfill its commitment to enhancing the lives of people with disabilities by awarding a total of $2,778,500 in grants to The Arc New York Chapters statewide.

This year, Schoharie Arc received $3000 from NYSARC Trust Services to provide guardianship services for people with intellectual and other developmental disabilities who would not otherwise have a legal guardian or advocate. Supported by Chapter Staff and community volunteers, the Schoharie Arc's Guardianship Program currently provides guardianship supports and services to two people and is ready to assist.

NYSARC Trust Services also awarded Schoharie Arc $15,000 to develop new recreational opportunities to enrich the lives of the more than 300 members it serves. Schoharie Arc plans to use the recreation grant funds to support opportunities to expand upon the Wellness and Creative Arts projects offered by the Schoharie Arc. NYSARC Trust Services has administered supplemental needs trusts since 1972, helping more than 16,000 people with disabilities protect their eligibility for government benefits and improve their quality of life. Our trust programs give people with disabilities the opportunity to remain in their communities with greater comfort and independence while providing peace of mind to their family and loved ones.

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Toe Path Industries - eCommerce

Toe Path Industries at the Schoharie Arc recently entered the world of eCommerce today, shipping its first orders for batteries sold on the Groupon Goods online marketplace. The eCommerce venture is a partnership between Toe Path and Adam Minker, founder of Global Network in NYC - an approved Groupon vendor with solid history of successful product placements and sales.

Toe Path's over 30 years' experience in product packaging, the backbone of which is a dedicated and highly motivated workforce, in combination with the sales and marketing expertise of Mr. Minker put the two companies in a perfect position to compete for and subsequently secure a potential $2 million dollars in sales annually in on-line sales of their products. Limited at this time to 50-count packages of AA and AAA batteries, the companies plan to add C, D, and 9V cells to the product line. So far we've shipped over 3400 packages to people all over the US with total sales of almost $52,000.

Want a great value on batteries for your portable energy needs? Click here to order from Groupon.

Besides being a great value, your purchase provides employment opportunities to people with intellectual and other developmental disabilities supported by the Schoharie Arc.

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