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Holiday Letter

December 2021


Dear Friends of Arkay:


“Mankind was my business; charity, mercy, forbearance, and benevolence, were, all, my business.” “I will honor Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year. I will live in the Past, the Present, and the Future. The Spirits of all Three shall strive within me. I will not shut out the lessons that they teach.”— A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens

Arkay, Inc. has been looking after the emotional and physical needs of individuals with developmental disabilities & cognitive impairments since 1983. We have been instrumental in providing opportunities for disabled to thrive in building new skills & gaining employment. Despite the lack of resources due to COVID 19 Pandemic, our success can be judged by every smile that we are greeted with from these individuals each day.

As the holiday season is arriving, expectations in these hearts are rising. For most of the people under our assistance, Christmas has never meant as much, since they have not had the same opportunities to celebrate the season. Our staff strives all year to support them in terms of socialization, building new skills, & finding employment in order to boost their morale and develop them mentally & socially.

However, as Christmas arrives, we have our hands full with managing the needs of socialization, building skills & seeking employment opportunities for our clients and providing them with more happiness. Our individualized services range from vocational evaluations and basic skill development activities to real work opportunities with community employers. Our dedicated direct care staff strive to provide employment and skill building opportunities to our consumers. These services assist our clients by enriching their lives and helping them fulfill their dreams & desires.

Since the COVID 19 Pandemic, Arkay has been providing virtual skill building (VSB) which assist our clients to interact & learn with others during this time period. We have a great team who has put together a great curriculum for the people we serve. These sessions have been very welcomed by our participants. Our team is very dedicated to helping our clients to connect with others using technology.


We need your help!


Lastly, while shopping for gifts and gatherings with loved ones, please consider setting aside part of your budget to support the work of Arkay with a tax-deductible charitable donation. We’ve simplified the donation procedure, allowing supporters to donate online or by mail. Visit www.miarkay.org to make a gift using a credit card or send a check to Arkay. What better way to celebrate the Season than by sharing what you have with neighbors who are in need of assistance. Every gift matters. Please, won’t you decide to make a difference today? We thank you in advance for responding to this need.






With warmest wishes for a joy-filled holiday season,


Kevin

Kevin McGuckin

CEO

Arkay, Incorporated

Kevin.mcguckin@miarkay.org

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15221 Eureka Road

Southgate, MI 48195


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“The first question which the priest and the Levite asked was: ‘If I stop to help this man, what will happen to me?’ But…the good Samaritan reversed the question: ‘If I do not stop to help this man, what will happen to him?” ―Martin Luther King Jr.

“We ourselves feel that what we are doing is just a drop in the ocean. But the ocean would be less because of that missing drop.” --Mother Teresa




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