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The Arc of Anchorage introduces “Sparc: A creative place”

The Arc of Anchorage has just opened a new art studio and gallery, situated in downtown Anchorage, at 425 ‘D’ Street. Artists experience a professional studio space with dedicated facilities for ceramics, stained glass, painting, beading, printmaking plus many more options. Our new location increases exposure for our artists and the work they create. We will continue to celebrate self-expression and individuality while encouraging social enterprise. We look forward to more involvement within the art community, plus collaborations with other galleries, artists and retail spaces. Sparc’s phone number is (907) 646-4664. Join us for a V.I.P. Grand Opening preview celebration on Wednesday, June 4 from 4:00 to 6:30 pm. Join us for First Friday, on June 6 at 5:00 pm

Fred Meyer Community Rewards Donation Opportunity

Fred Meyer Community Awards

You can help The Arc of Anchorage earn donations by using your Fred Meyer Rewards Card!


Support your favorite nonprofit just by shopping at Fred Meyer with your Rewards Card. Fred Meyer is donating $2.5 million each year – up to $625,000 each quarter – to the local schools, community organizations and nonprofits of your choice. All you have to do is link your Rewards Card and use it when you shop at Fred Meyer.

Are you a Fred Meyer customer?

You are now able to link your Rewards Card to your favorite nonprofit by following the link above. Whenever you use your Rewards Card when shopping at Freddy’s, you will be helping that organization earn a donation from Fred Meyer. If you do not have a Rewards Card, you can sign up for one at the Customer Service Desk of any Fred Meyer store.

The Arc of Anchorage’s number is 91096. Please refer to this number when you are asked to enter your organization number on the link.

For more information download [pdf] Community Rewards fact sheet.



Wings for Autism™, March 22, 2014

combined logosWings for Autism™, one of The Arc’s newest national initiatives, is an airport “rehearsal” specially designed for individuals with autism spectrum disorders, their families and aviation professionals. Originated by the Charles River Center, a local chapter of The Arc, Wings for Autism™ is designed to alleviate some of the stress that families who have a child with autism experience when traveling by air. The program provides families with the opportunity to practice entering the airport, obtain boarding passes, go through securityand board a plane. Wings for Autism™ also gives airport, airline, Transportation Security Administration professionals and other personnel the opportunity to observe, interact and deliver their services in a structured, learning environment. This experience is equally useful for families that have a member with other intellectual or developmental disabilities that are concerned about the ability of their family member to travel. National expansion of Wings for Autism is being administered by The Arc of the United States. 

Ted Stevens International Airport will be hosting for the first time “The Wings for Autism” event in combination with AARC and The Arc of Anchorage. The event will be held on Saturday March 22nd, 2014 at the Ted Stevens International Airport. Check-in for registered families will begin at 12:00pm at Alaska Airlines. To register for this event please see http://www.thearc.org/wingsforautism/ANC. Space is limited and only registered participants will be able to attend. A reception will be held for the participants upon deplaning. If you have any questions please feel free to contact Caryn Brunello, The Arc’s Marketing Director at 907-777-0703.