Twee' and ARC of NWVT
To Help Kids and Families
By Susie E. Caron © 3/8/2015
I love sharing my trilogy of evergreen picture books, about little Twee’.
This Saturday, I had the special pleasure of delivering 3 sets of my signed books to Victoria, a member of the nonprofit,
ARC of Northwestern VT, located in St. Albans, VT. This organization purchased my books to donate them to 2 local schools, the St. Albans' City School, and Fairfield Elementary School, and the Fairfield Town Library, in memory of Barbara Branon, founder of ARC of NWVT.
A.R.C of Northwestern Vermont’s mission is “to advocate for the rights of people with developmental disabilities and their families,” so they can have “opportunities to participate in their communities as value citizens.” It was established “over 50 years ago by Barbara Branon and a group of parents, who wanted equal rights for their children with developmental disabilities.” I had not previously known about this nonprofit organization. However, as a psychologist treating children and families, I agree with their mission.
I actually met Victoria many years ago at my doctor’s office. As we chatted I mentioned the publication of my first book Twee’ and I showed her a copy. (Don’t all authors carry copies of their books???) Victoria subsequently bought several copies of each book as soon as they were published and gave them to her grandchildren.
Last month, when I saw Victoria, she asked me if I would sell signed copies of my books to the A.R.C. Of Northwestern VT. She explained that her organization wanted to donate three complete sets of Twee’ books to local schools and a library. When she described her organization and their purpose, I said, “Yes. Of course!” Then I asked “Why do they want to donate my books?” Victoria explained that the nonprofit organization A.R.C. of Northwestern Vermont was founded in 1956 by Barbara Branon. When Barbara passed away, the group wanted to honor her and decided to donate books by a local author. Victoria, who loved my books, told ARC about them and the members chose to purchase 3 sets of Twee’, I Am Twee’ and Twee’ for Two.
I felt honored, humbled and excited. By selecting my books, ARC's donation also provided access to Twee’ for many more children. I was helping ARC, and they were also helping me. So I told Victoria I would reduce the cost for them, write the dedication on the inside cover book plates, and sign each one.
This past Saturday I met with Victoria to turn over the 9 books. We sat at a little table at Duncan Donuts, drank coffee and chatted more like old friends. I learned about ARC of Northwestern Vermont, and Victoria mentioned that they needed more active members. I volunteered to feature the organization and our transaction here on my blog to try to help them to gain much needed exposure.
Below you can read more information about A.R.C. of NWVT, how you could help and links to connect with them.
Help A.R.C.: Join, Donate, and Volunteer.
A.R.C.(which stands for Advocacy, Resources & Community) of Northwestern Vermont is looking for more members and volunteers. They host and provide many annual events and fundraisers, all of which benefit the people with developmental disabilities living in this rural area. Besides their community Liason, who provides guidance and support for individuals and their families, they also provide social and educational events for people with developmental disabilities. This is a wonderful organization, so help them out in whatever way you are able.
If you want more information, or would you like to become a member of ARC of NWVT, or if you have a need for the services of A.R.C. of Northwestern Vermont, you can
Visit their website: http://www.arcnwvt.org./
Call: Monday & Tuesday 10:00 am to 2:00 pm.
To send a tax deductible donation,
please make your check out to A.R.C. of NWVT
and mail to:
ARC of Northwestern Vermont
PO Box 978
Saint Albans, VT 05478
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Susie E. Caron
Susie E. Caron MA,
Author, Blogger, Podcaster,
Christian, Wife, & Mother, helps build parent-child relationships, 1 blog, book & podcast at a time.
Welcome! I recently retired from combined careers in teaching, psychotherapy, and parent coaching to spend more time writing.
When I'm not busy creating books or articles, you might find me looking for dark chocolate or riding my beautiful horse Apple in the woods and fields of Vermont.
These articles are for educational and self-help purposes only and are not intended as psychotherapy.
If you experience unusual symptoms or discomfort please see your medical or mental health practitioner.
No patent liability is assumed for use of the information contained. The author disclaims any responsibility for loss or risk for use or application of this material.
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Just wanted to say that I love your posts about the different ways to connect/relate/understand your child. It has given me a new approach towards understanding my daughter and allowing HER to tell me how she feels instead of me suggesting to her how she should feel. Thanks Susie!