Corporate Support

There are many ways to partner with The Arc Greater Twin Cities. Every contribution helps ensure that people with intellectual and developmental disabilities have a good life in the community.




Sponsorship opportunities throughout the year offer businesses the chance to support The Arc and receive recognition and visibility for their charitable commitment.


The Arc Gala (Early February)


With over 500 guests in attendance annually, this signature event offers premier recognition and visibility to generous corporate supporters through event promotions and within Arc’s Value Village thrift stores and Donation Centers. Learn about the 2017 Arc Gala here.


The Arc’s Annual Volunteer Celebration (Early May)


More than 300 Arc members and volunteers gather to celebrate the year’s achievements and honor outstanding volunteer service.


The Arc in the Park Summer Celebration (Late June)


This summer tradition brings together hundreds of kids and adults with disabilities and their families for an evening of fun, food and friendship.




Engage your staff in team building while benefiting the community. Activities range from special events to pro-bono projects that tap your professional expertise to sort-a-thons at Arc’s Value Village Thrift Stores. For a full listing of opportunities, visit For group volunteering opportunities at our thrift stores, visit




Host a clothing donation drive for Arc’s Value Village and Donation Centers at your office. Employees bring their gently used clothing and accessories for a good cause. The Arc will provide a truck and tax receipts.




10% of people are touched by disability and a number of your employees may need support for their son, daughter, sibling or loved one. The Arc advocates can help by answering questions, facilitating a support group on site, or by connecting them with much needed resources for any stage of life.




Make a gift that will make a difference:


•$100 helps two adults with disabilities connect with their legislators and advocate for the rights and needs of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities in the community.


•$500 provides personal assistance and advocacy to two families to help their children with disabilities receive proper education, health care, housing, employment and a plan for their future.


•$1,000 connects 25 parents, siblings and people with disabilities to share experiences and challenges, and learn about the community resources available to them.


To get involved in supporting The Arc Greater Twin Cities in any way, please call Garrett Backes at 952-920-0855 or email