WARREN COUNTY, NJ – For the past two years, The Arc of Warren County and The House of The Good Shepherd combined their efforts for a hugely successful “Golf Classic” that netted both non-profit organizations much needed funds.
Thousands of dollars in funds were raised at the two events, with the proceeds supporting The Arc Foundation and The House’s Shepherd’s Fund. The Arc Foundation was established in 1998 to provide a continuum of funding to help assure the financial security of The Arc programs for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The Shepherd’s Fund provides financial assistance to The House of the Good Shepherd residents whose resources have depleted over time and allows them to continue to receive care regardless of their financial capacity to pay.
While the two organizations enjoyed their dual events, in 2022, they will instead go back to previous years and host their own individual golf outings.
“The partnership was really terrific and truly served the needs of both organizations these past two years,” said Susan Lanza, CEO of The House of the Good Shepherd. “We look forward to continuing our relationship with The Arc with other projects. They are a wonderful organization and I feel we’ve established a connection with them that will last for years.”
“The experience of working together with The House of the Good Shepherd has been positive for all involved,” concurred John Whitehead, CEO of The Arc of Warren County. “I feel that it is important to explore opportunities to collaborate with our neighboring non-profits in various capacities. This exercise has been rewarding and we would be open to joining forces again with The House of the Good Shepherd in a different manner in the future.”
The separate golf events are scheduled for the fall of 2022, The Arc at Hawk Pointe Golf Club in Washington Township on Sept. 12 and The House at Panther Valley Golf & Country Club in Allamuchy Township on Sept. 19.
The Arc is a national organization that serves individuals with developmental and intellectual disabilities and their family members since 1950. The Arc of Warren County is one of 700 chapters of The Arc and serves more than 1,100 people annually for the past 67 years. Programs include residential group homes and supervised apartments, day services, community-based supports, advocacy services, recreation and summer camp, Special Olympics training, early intervention and a wide variety of additional social services. More info at www.arcwarren.org.
The House of the Good Shepherd Retirement Community has served the Northwest Jersey community for 56 years and was first established in Orange, NJ in 1882. Situated along the Musconetcong River on over 15 picturesque acres, The House offers Independent or Assisted Living, and Skilled Nursing care in a secure, relaxed, maintenance free lifestyle. For more about The House, go to www.hotgs.org.