This year Fit for Life will partner with The Arc to collect clothing items to support programs for Treasure Valley’s citizens with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Most folks think of The Arc as “that group that helps me clean out my closet when they call for clothing donations.” Many are not aware that The Arc has been serving the valley for 55 years to ensure that people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families have the supports they need to live a fulfilling life. The programs include life skills development, vocational training/job placement, residential homes, and recreation. In 2010 the programs allowed over 650 area residents with developmental disabilities achieve greater levels of independence and realize their goals of where and how they learn, live, work and play.
This year, when you come to Fit for Life, use this as an opportunity to weed out the closet for those items that “no longer fit for life” (due to size, style, bad memories, or whatever!). These do not need to be pristine; The Arc has the ability to fully market and recycle clothing materials in all conditions to support its programs. Just bring those to the race and we will have donation bins ready for you. This year, let’s get ourselves and others ready to be “Fit for Life.”