The passion that guides arc Thrift Stores is based on the very real, everyday needs of people with intellectual/developmental disabilities. This population lives with a variety of disabilities including, but not limited to Down syndrome, cerebral palsy and autism.
We are a non-profit organization operating 22 locations in Metro Denver, Fort Collins, Greeley, Loveland, Colorado Springs, and Pueblo. The proceeds generated through the sale of gently used clothing and household items at arc Thrift Stores are distributed to Arc Chapters and the Association for Community Living (ACL) throughout Colorado. The mission of the arc Thrift Stores is to enhance the lives of individuals with intellectual/developmental disabilities and their families by providing funding to support the Arc and ACL Chapters in Colorado and Advocacy Denver.
We believe that all people with intellectual/developmental disabilities should have the opportunity to decide how they live, learn, work, and play.
The Arc, ACL Chapters and Advocacy Denver, through high standards, have a commitment to excellence and integrity. Our Mission is to enhance the lives of individuals with intellectual/developmental disabilities and their families by providing funding to support the 12 Arc and ACL Chapters in Colorado. Arc Chapters provide advocacy and support to persons with intellectual/developmental disabilities which may include Down syndrome, autism and cerebral palsy.
Arc Chapters help people with disabilities find jobs; find places to live; obtain needed support in schools; and become involved in community activities.
We will increase awareness of our Mission in the state and explore new avenues for additional funding for the Arc and ACL Chapters so that advocacy and services for people with developmental disabilities can be strengthened.