The GraVoc Charitable Foundation made a $50,000 donation to the Northeast Arc’s Campaign for Linking Lives. The donation will support the Gravel Family Community Strategy Lab, a multimedia collaborative space designed to encourage remote learning and engagement. The lab was graciously named after the Gravel family to honor the longtime commitment that Catherine and David Gravel have provided to the North Shore business and civic community. The lab will be used to provide job training and coaching, remote support for individuals with disabilities, partnerships with other human service agencies, and meeting space for community partners.

Northeast Arc is a not-for-profit organization that helps individuals with disabilities become full participants in the community. The organization is the largest Arc in Massachusetts and serves over 15,000 people in 190 cities and towns in the state each year. In 2020, Northeast Arc opened the Center for Linking Lives at the Liberty Tree Mall in Danvers, MA. The Center provides programs and services to people with disabilities across the North Shore, with the goal of fostering inclusion and independence. The organization launched the Campaign for Linking Lives to raise funds in support of the Center.

The Center for Linking Lives is a new and innovative way to assist people with disabilities while helping them to achieve their maximum potential and lead a fulfilling and independent life within the community. This is a giant step toward helping to make society more inclusive for everyone,” said Catherine Gravel, president of the GraVoc Charitable Foundation.

We are honored to support Northeast Arc’s Campaign for Linking Lives and are proud to help the Center for Linking Lives continue to provide resources to individuals with disabilities in our community!

About the GraVoc Charitable Foundation:

GraVoc has decided to use a portion of our annual profits to form the GraVoc Charitable Foundation, Inc. The Foundation’s purpose is to assist and engage in activities that serve charitable, educational, literary, or scientific purposes, as well as to create strong, well-organized relationships throughout the community. Learn more about our Foundation by clicking below.

In the photo from left to right: Dan Vassallo, Craig Welton, Nate Gravel, Catherine and David Gravel, Debra MacGregor, Mary Bellavance, Brian Gravel

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