Holiday Giving Program

About The Holiday Giving Program

Every year, The Arc Central Chesapeake Region works diligently to ensure we can touch as many lives as possible during the holiday season. We understand the tremendous financial burden families have when they are caring for a child with special needs. Our hopes are that by partnering with local businesses and sponsors, we can lessen the burden for those who are in need by supplying holiday gifts to both the child with a disability and their siblings.

Program Application Information

Please fill out the form below. Please complete the answers to all questions. One application may be used per family. (If you prefer, you may print out this form and submit by mail instead.)

All completed applications must be submitted no later than October 18, 2019. All families who apply will be notified by mid-November whether or not they were selected for the program. Please keep in mind that if you have received assistance in the past, you are not automatically eligible to receive assistance again this year.

Do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions about types of items that have been purchased in the past.

Requirements to Apply

  1. Your family must be living with a child diagnosed with a developmental or intellectual disability. Additionally the child and siblings must be under the age of 17 in order to qualify.
  2. If selected, we ask that you allow us to use your photos and/or a testimonial from the holidays so we may share your special day with our donors who helped make it possible. You will be supplied a blank thank you card and a return envelope that must be returned to The Arc by February 1, 2020 to be eligible for this funding in future years. Again, we ask you to make it as personal as possible. (We do not use last names when sharing the photos and testimonials with donors.)
  3. Must reside in one of the counties The Arc Central Chesapeake Region provides supports in which are: Anne Arundel and the Eastern Shore.

Holiday Giving Program Contact Information

Please direct any questions about the program to the Family Engagement and Navigation Coordinator by emailing or calling 410-770-2327.

Please submit all completed applications no later than October 18, 2019.