logoThe Arc California and STEP are proud to bring you The "J" Band in a benefit concert for the HeartRight Foundation, for people with developmental disabilities in the Sacramento region.  Join us and enjoy some great music, great food and drinks, dancing, and an outright great time and celebration.  Admission is free but sales from food and drinks will go the HeartRight Foundation and please generously support our friends The "J" Band!





Hey Hey Na Na features Elizabeth, Chris, Tammy, Karen, and Arthur showing us all how to "Feel the Love Everyday "


Hey Hey Na Na (Feel The Love Everyday) - The J Band

Hey Hey Na Na (Feel The Love Everyday) - The J Band




28th @ 5:30 PM

(Strategies To Empower People)
2330 Glendale Lane, Sacramento
CA, 95825

"Cold hearts in my way, cold hearts send away, cold hearts in my way

I'm gonna feel the love every day,
Hey hey na na Hey hey na na
 I'm gonna feel the love every day"





"Come on out and have some fun with us and support a great cause and a great band.  Can't make it, we understand but please support the HeartRight Foundation and help The Arc CA organize advocates in the Sacramento region."



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The Arc California,
1225 8th Street, Suite 350, Sacramento, CA 9814
(916) 552-6619(916) 552-6619

Member Benefit and Fund Raiser for The Arc California   
As a member benefit and a non-dues revenue  builder, we have partnered with Stan Klein to promote two wonderful resources for our community, Managing a Special Needs Trust and Reflections from a Different Journey.  We hope you enjoy these books as much as we did.
To buy the books, go to: www.DisABILITIESBOOKS.com and click on the cover.
Online orders:
After buyer completes the order, there is a space for "Customer Comments."
For The Arc of California to receive a share of the proceeds enter ArcCA in the Customer Comments space.
Mail orders:
44 Washington Street, #913
Brookline, MA 02445

write ArcCA on the check or in a memo with your order.

Tony Anderson
Executive Director
The Arc California

Managing a Special Needs Trust  
By Barbara D. Jackins, Esq., Richard S. Blank, Esq., Ken W. Shulman, Esq., and Harriet H. Onello, Esq.        
Managing a Special Needs Trust: A Guide for Trustees, 2012 Edition is a reference guide for anyone who is managing a special needs trust for a person with a disability. The book explains how special needs trusts relate to the many complicated public benefit programs that assist people with disabilities.
Managing a Special Needs Trust: A Guide for Trustees is for laypersons (friends and family of a person with a disability) and for professionals-attorneys, financial planners, tax advisers, and social workers-anyone who is managing (or considering managing) a special needs trust. It is concise, easy to use, and packed with helpful information.  For more "read on"

Reflections from a Different Journey: What Adults with Disabilities Wish All Parents Knew

Co-editors: Stanley D. Klein, Ph.D., and John D. Kemp
Most parents of children with disabilities lack personal experience with people with disabilities. Hearing from individuals who have lived the disability experience can provide all parents with essential information about the possibilities for their children. Reflections from a Different Journey, edited by Stanley D. Klein, Ph.D., and John D. Kemp, who also wrote the book's Afterword, includes forty inspiring and realistic essays written by successful adult role models who share what it is like to have grown up with a disability. In preparing their essays, the authors were asked to write about something they wished their own parents had read or been told while they were growing up. For more "read on".
  Featured Article

A Kid Is a Kid Is a Kid....
By Tracy Wright, The Arc of Maryland
"A Kid is a Kid is a Kid" is an excerpt from "Reflections from a Different Journey: What Adults with Disabilities Wish All Parents Knew" (McGraw-Hill, 2004; DisABILITIESBOOKS, 2011) sharing Tracy's perspective on what she wishes her parents had known about raising a child with a disability 30 years ago. Now an adult, Tracy lives in Rockville, MD with her son and her service dog, working at The Arc of Maryland and volunteering for other organizations helping people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
The Arc California and DisABILITIES Books

car_donationCar Donation

Donate your used car, van, truck, boat with a trailer, or recreational vehicle to The Arc California, seven days a week, 24 hours a day. The proceeds from the sale of our donated vehicles help to improve the quality of life for individuals with disabilities.  It’s as easy as filling out our online auto donation form.

We accept any vehicles regardless of age and condition!

Donate Online Now

Prefer to speak to a person? Please have your title in hand and call and one of our friendly operators will assist you.

1-877-ARC-CAR01-877-ARC-CAR0 (1-877-272-22701-877-272-2270)

Hours of Operation:
Monday – Thurs: 8 am – 7 pm
Friday: 8 am – 5 pm
Saturday 9 am – 4 pm
Sunday Closed

Vehicle donations made to The Arc California are tax deductible. Our organization has been designated by the IRS as a 501c (3) charity. The best practice is to consult with a tax professional on how to maximize your tax deduction since every car donation and tax situation is unique. In general, the IRS limits the tax deduction to the gross proceeds from the sale of the car, truck, or other vehicle. Charitable contributions must be itemized on Schedule A of Form 1040 to qualify. If the gross proceeds exceed $500, Form 1098C “Contributions of Motor Vehicles, Boats, and Airplanes” and Form 8283 "Non Cash Charitable Contributions", must also be completed and attached. Forms 1098C and 8283 are required to be provided to the donor within 30 days of the sale of the vehicle.

To learn more on what the donors’ responsibilities are prior to making a car donation, please consult the "Donors Guide to Vehicle Donations" found in IRS Publication 4303. The file may be read with Adobe Reader.

Free Pickup and Other Benefits

  • Free Towing whether it’s running or not, you can donate your automobile anywhere in the U.S. 
  • Eliminate the hassle of repairing, advertising, and selling your car by letting courteous, trained staff handle all the details.
  • Qualify for an IRS Tax deduction.
  • Rest assured that your donation directly supports our advocacy efforts for people with developmental disabilities and their families.
  • Maximize Your Car Donation Tax Deduction in Moments

Simply call our toll free number at 1-877-ARC-CAR01-877-ARC-CAR0, (1-877-272-22701-877-272-2270) with the year, make and model of your vehicle, the general condition, the vehicle identification number, and with title and lien in hand or donate online and we will handle the rest. Our friendly operators are glad to answer any questions you may have. They will arrange a convenient time for free auto towing, and mail your required tax form documentation within four to six weeks.

The Arc California and The Arc of the United States have partnered with Melwood Charity Car Donation Center, a non-profit agency, to manage and operate our vehicle donation program. Melwood, since 1963 has provided job training and employment for over 2,000 individuals with disabilities.

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