Egg Harbor Township, NJ – November 15, 2023: The Arc of Atlantic County’s Thanksgiving & Adopt-A-Family Holiday Partners Program is seeking the community’s support to make the holidays a little brighter, by providing Thanksgiving meals and holiday gifts for more than 150 people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) and their families living in Atlantic County.

Employees from Hard Rock Casino Hotel are pictured loading gifts they donated during the Holiday Partners Campaign.

Holiday Partners represent members of the community; including businesses, individuals, families, schools, community groups, service organizations, employee resource groups, and others, who epitomize the spirit of giving, by providing meals, gifts and monetary assistance to individuals and families who would otherwise go without. This is a fun and meaningful way to give back as a family, group of friends, club or office!

“Our Holiday Partners program is in full swing, and we’re asking the community to help us provide holiday meals and gifts for people who use our services,” said Rebecca Reed, Director of Clinical Services. “People with disabilities are challenged with access to transportation and the finances to shop for food or be able to provide gifts during the holidays. The Holiday Partners Program provides a meaningful way to give back so that everyone we serve can enjoy the simple joys of the holidays and the spirit of the season.”

Donations may be made from now through December 13, 2023. Donate online at or via check mailed to: The Arc of Atlantic County, ATTN: Holiday Partners, 6550 Delilah Road, Suite 101, Egg Harbor Township, NJ 08234. Holiday Partners donations will be used to purchase Thanksgiving meals, holiday gifts, and gift cards for those in need.

This year, our Holiday Partners can view Individual or Family Wish Lists by logging onto There you can select a family or individual to adopt, then follow the links or directions to purchase gifts. You can choose to wrap and deliver the gifts yourself, or our team of “Holiday Helpers” will make it happen!

Individuals residing in The Arc of Atlantic County’s residential programs are also in need and included in the wish lists. Please consider adopting a family or an individual. Items needed most are clothing, shoes, pajamas, socks, games, gift cards, and more.

The Parrish family (center) are pictured with their donation of ten turkey dinners to families for Thanksgiving.

Each donation helps make the holiday season a little brighter for people living with disabilities in our community.

Volunteers from The Arc of Atlantic County will be in The Quarter at Tropicana on Saturday, November 25th from 12 noon to 4:00 pm, and available to wrap your purchases made at the retail stores in The Quarter. Donations will also be accepted.

For more information, or to adopt a family, contact Rebecca Reed, Director of Clinical Services, at 609.485.0800 ext. 175 or

To learn more about supporting The Arc of Atlantic County, please contact Mary Ruley Moyer, Director of Development and Community Outreach, at 609.485.0800 ext. 135 or

About The Arc of Atlantic County

The Arc of Atlantic County works to improve the lives of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities in our community. Through direct services, advocacy, education, and prevention activities, we work in partnership with individuals and their families to make choices possible about how and where they live, learn, work, and play. The Arc of Atlantic County serves nearly 800 individuals and their families annually and is accredited by The Council on Quality and Leadership.

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