How You Can Help

You can help Arc of Orleans. You can:

  • Volunteer time.
  • Become a member and add your voice to ours.
  • You can contribute money, or remember us in your will.
  • Frequent our fundraisers, and help yourself as you help your neighbors.
  • Buy Arc of Orleans merchandise, and show your support to the world.
  • Raise money for The Arc of Orleans County by searching the Internet at (powered by Yahoo) or shopping online at  Use to search the Internet and they will donate a penny per search to our Agency.  Use when you shop online and they donate a percentage of every purchase and offer over 100,000 coupons to help you save money too!
  • Use your American Express Membership Rewards to donate to The Arc of Orleans County.  For every 1,000 points redeemed through Members Give, $10 will be donated to The Arc up to 500,000 points in a calendar year.  After 500,000 point have been redeemed in a calendar year, for every 1,000 points redeemed, $5 will be donated to the Agency.  You can click directly on the Members Give tab on The Arc's Home Page and choose The Arc of Orleans County or Orleans County Chapter NYSARC, Inc. as your charity.
  • AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support your favorite  charitable organization every time you shop, at no cost to you. When you shop at, you'll find the  exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the  purchase price to your favorite charitable organization. You can choose from  nearly one million organizations to support. To shop at AmazonSmile simply go to the web  browser on your computer or mobile device. You may also want to add a bookmark  to AmazonSmile to make it even easier to return and start your shopping at  AmazonSmile.  On your first visit to AmazonSmile, you need to select a charitable  organization to receive donations from eligible purchases before you begin  shopping. Amazon will remember your selection, and then every eligible purchase you make on AmazonSmile will result in a  donation. When searching for Arc of Orleans for your charitable organization,  simply type in Orleans County Chapter, NYSARC, Inc.  and save us as your charity. Tens of millions of products on AmazonSmile are eligible for donations. You  will see eligible products marked "Eligible for AmazonSmile  donation" on their product detail pages. Recurring  Subscribe-and-Save purchases and subscription renewals are not currently  eligible. Yes, you use the same account on and AmazonSmile. Your shopping  cart, wish list, wedding or baby registry, and other account settings are also  the same. The AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price from your  eligible AmazonSmile purchases. The purchase price is the amount paid for the  item minus any rebates and excluding shipping & handling, gift-wrapping  fees, taxes, or service charges.

Funds raised through Arc of Orleans’ Legacy of Love Arc Endowment support and expand our programs now and in the future, helping us carry out our lifetime commitment to people with developmental disabilities. Planned gifts are used exclusively for the benefit of the people receiving Arc services and are tax deductible.