Posts Tagged ‘donor’

Concetta Bertoldi Book Signing

Tuesday, July 31st, 2012

ARCS supporter Christian Del Carpio runs a charming Holly Golightly-meets-the-’80’s consignment and collectibles store  called Quirky Consignments in Tarrytown, NY and has contributed to our Harvest of Hope Charity Ball in previous years. We recently received this note from him:

“I wanted to share that I am hosting an book signing on Wednesday, August 15th from 6:30 to 8:30 pm for New York Times bestselling author Concetta Bertoldi. She’ll be signing copies of her newest book, Inside the Other Side.  She is amazing! She’s also appearing in the premiere pilot for a new TV show, Haunts for Sale or Rent… plus, there’s a wine tasting around the corner at River View Wine & Spirits. Hope you can make it!”

To learn more about the book signing and to RSVP, click here.

Quirky Consignments is located at 4 S. Washington Street in Tarrytown.

Donate $25 to ARCS & Get a $25 Completely Bare Spa Giftcard!

Tuesday, March 6th, 2012

Completely Bare Spa offerOur friends at Completely Bare (who also chipped in for our Harvest of Hope Charity Ball in November) have dreamed up a wonderful offer to reward ARCS donors! If you donate $25, you’ll get a $25 gift card for their range of spa services that start at $18. However, if you donate $50 or more, you get a $50 card! We’ll e-mail you a digital certificate to claim your Completely Bare giftcard, so you can rest assured that ARCS will never share or sell your personal contact information to a third party. (You can read up on our privacy policy here.)

Completely Bare has locations in New York City and in Scarsdale, so you can make it a complete day of pampering and beauty.

This offer is only good for the month of March 2012, so make your contribution today! And when you redeem your certificate at Completely Bare, make sure to tell them “thanks” for supporting local HIV/AIDS programs and services.

Photos from Our "Swanky Soiree"

Tuesday, June 1st, 2010

On Thursday, May 20, 2010, ARCS volunteers Andrew Mandolene and Todd Goddard threw us a “Swanky Soiree” Friendraiser cocktail party in their immaculately restored 1957 modern home in Armonk. Fifty guests–some of whom arrived in period costumes–enjoyed wines donated by Bob Brink from Arlington Wine & Liquor, and classic hors d’oeuvre from Nancy Silver Catering. We raffled off prizes from Greenwich Medical Spa, Harnik Jewelers, Bella Capelli Spa in Pleasant Valley, the Hudson Valley Renegades, Crate and Barrel, and Core Vodka. With delightful spring weather and a wonderfully warm atmosphere, several new ARCS supporters met established donors and staff and learned more about ARCS’ newest programs.

Photos by Jo Ann Kraus. To view more photos from this event, please visit our Facebook page.


The “Mod Men” home

Swanky Soiree

ARCS’ Jana Fernandes sells raffle tickets to Bob Brink of Beacon.
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Michael Turner of White Plains and Tammy Murphy of Hartsdale
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Mrs. Richter and one of our hosts, Andrew Mandolene, with Gertrude, all from Armonk
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The guests gather on the terrace to learn more about ARCS’ programs.
Swanky Soiree

Jana Fernandes measures raffle tickets with Trina Hiemcke, ARCS’ Director of Education and Prevention
Swanky Soiree

Robina Ramsay poses in the study.
Swanky Soiree

The living room.
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The dining area.
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Another view of the living room.

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Kevin O’Shea of Rye Brook, ARCS’ Executive Director, Jeff Kraus and Charles Ferro.

Join the Hip Crowd for a Swanky Soiree "Friendraiser" for ARCS

Tuesday, March 30th, 2010
Swanky Soiree at ARCS   |   Thursday May 20 2010 6-8

Swanky Soiree at ARCS | Thursday May 20 2010 6-8

Swing and sway to a cool lounge vibe at ARCS’ cocktail party on Thursday, May 20, 2010 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm at the home of “Mod Men” Andrew Mandolene and Todd Goddard in Armonk.

Please join us to celebrate ARCS’ newest programs and services for those affected by HIV/AIDS in the Hudson Valley. Staff will provide a quick update for guests on our new nutrition services, our medical care access program, and HIV prevention services for substance users. The remainder of the time will be devoted to mixing, mingling and getting to know more about your fellow ARCS supporters!

Classic hors d’oeuvre provided by Nancy Silver Catering

Wines donated by Bob Brink of Arlington Wine & Liquor

50’s Retro/Rat Pack Attire Encouraged — a la Frank Sinatra & Ava Gardner

11 Tallwoods Road
Armonk, NY 10504

Please RSVP to Jana Fernandes at (914) 785-8283 or by May 14, 2010

$20 suggested donation at the door

About Our Hosts:

Andrew Mandolene and Todd Goddard’s stunningly restored 1957 home in Armonk serves as the luxe location for our first Friendraiser of 2010. The home was featured in Dwell’s February issue.

Andrew Mandolene is a designer and art director. His portfolio can be viewed at

Todd Goddard is a real estate agent specializing in mid-century modern homes. Visit his current listings at

Urgent: Client Need Alert for Sullivan County!

Tuesday, December 15th, 2009

ARCS’ Sullivan County has received two requests from clients in dire need of furnishings for their new homes. Both have moved from transitional housing to new homes in Liberty, NY.

The first client currently sleeps in a chair. She hopes someone will donate a twin mattress, box spring, and frame. Her partner, who is paralyzed and also positive, needs a feeding tray on wheels, such as they use in hospitals, that fits over a hospital bed.

The second client is in need of a queen sized mattress, box spring, and frame. She has also asked for help in finding curtains and rods for privacy, a kitchen table, four chairs, a TV (if possible) and handicap rails for a bathroom (with easy-to-mount suction cups if possible).

Because these clients have physical limitations, donors must be willing to deliver these items to the clients’ homes in Liberty. If you have any of these items and would like to donate them, please contact us at (914) 785-8326. All donations are tax deductible to the full extent of the Federal law. Thank you for your generosity!

If possible I would need somebody to deliver it because both clients’ are not able/ capable to pick it up themselves due to physical limitations.

Bowling Benefit Event in Yonkers: Sign up today!

Friday, October 30th, 2009

Love to bowl? Or are you looking for a chance to wear that classic bowling shirt? Could your game need a little pick-me-up? Join ARCS and the St. Frances AME Zion Church of Port Chester for “Bowl for a Cure!” A portion of the proceeds benefit ARCS.

Saturday, December 5, 2009
1:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Homefield Bowl
938 Saw Mill River Road
Yonkers, NY

Pre-register by Nov. 10, 2009

All you need to do is collect $50.00 in sponsorships from your friends, family, neighbors and colleagues. Then pop on over to Homefield Bowl in Yonkers at 1:00 pm or 3:00 pm for two free hours of bowling, including shoe and ball rental. Have fun, sharpen up your game and contribute to the preservation of HIV/AIDS services in the Hudson Valley!

For more information or to register, contact Samantha Preston at (914) 939-1056.

Bowling Sponsor letter: Here’s a sample letter that you can send to potential sponsors and donors!
Pledge-Sponsor Sheet: And here’s a handy spreadsheet to keep track of your donations!

ARCS Receives $5K Grant from Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS

Monday, August 3rd, 2009

Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS has provided a grant in the amount of $5,000 to ARCS to support its Client Emergency Fund.

Equity Fights AIDS was founded in October, 1987 by the Council of Actors’ Equity Association. Money raised through the efforts of Equity theatre companies across the country was specifically earmarked for The Actors’ Fund’s AIDS Initiative. Broadway Cares was founded in February, 1988 by members of The Producers’ Group. Money raised was earmarked to be awarded to AIDS service organizations across the country, including Equity Fights AIDS. In May, 1992, Equity Fights AIDS and Broadway Cares merged to become Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. The Board of Trustees of this newly established not-for-profit fundraising organization assumed the missions of the previously separate organizations and continues to fund the social service work of The Actors’ Fund and to award grants twice a year to AIDS service organizations nationwide.

BC/EFA has made contributions to ARCS’ Client Emergency Fund each year since 1999. This Client Emergency Fund (CEF) provides monetary assistance to clients in order to avoid eviction, loss of telephone service, or other crucial services. Our case managers currently work with over 1,000 HIV-positive clients and their families. In many cases, a crisis that is completely unrelated to an illness, i.e., a rent payment, telephone bill, insurance payment or other emergency need, can devastate a person who is attempting to live an independent and healthy lifestyle with dignity. Our staff work to empower clients and assist them in applying for local assistance and government aid, but sometimes entitlements are not available or would arrive too late. The CEF allows us to stabilize their lives and get them back on track.

We greatly appreciate BC/EFA’s support for our clients in need. If you attend a Broadway performance that ends with a collection for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, please give generously and rest assured that those funds do indeed return to your neighbors in crisis.