February 2023 Newsletter
Now that Christmas & New Years have come to pass, we look forward to Spring time. Groundhog Day is a popular North American tradition observed in the United States and Canada on February 2. Groundhog Day is famously connected to weather prediction, with the most prominent tradition involving a groundhog predicting the conclusion of winter by seeing (or not seeing) his own shadow. According to weather lore:
Sees His Shadow: If the plump prognosticator emerges from his hole on a clear day and sees his shadow, he will retreat and there will be six more weeks of wintry weather.
No Shadow: If he emerges from his burrow and does NOT see his shadow, then early spring weather is right around the corner
We will find out soon!
Arkay now has our own coffee shop called “Java Junction” on West Rd; Trenton, MI 48183. We recently received our Certificate of Occupancy from the city before January 1, 2023. Our consumers are being trained for real time jobs in the coffee shop business. We are very excited to see our consumers interact & work in this new shop. Please come & enjoy! This fulfills a section in our Strategic Plan. To be recognized as a premier provider of services that utilizes “best practices” in exercising its commitment to providing a range of programs for individuals with disabilities which enable those served to maximize their individual quality of life as contributing members of the community. The coffee shop shows are strong commitment to our mission to provide individualized services ranging from vocational evaluations and basic skill development activities to real work opportunities.
Further, Arkay continues to partner with Charity Roaster. Arkay is able to provide you and your loved ones with delicious bags of Arkay Coffee. All Proceeds go toward furthering Arkay's mission to service the developmentally disabled and to support our consumers. Each bag is 12oz. of ground or whole bean coffee and all blends cost $15. It comes in 8 varieties. Please visit www.miarkay.org/arkay-coffee.
PLEASE DONATE TO OUR MISSION
Please consider setting aside part of your budget to support the work of Arkay with a tax-deductible charitable donation. Supporters can donate online or by mail. Visit www.miarkay.org to make a gift using a credit card or send a check to Arkay.