MEDINA — The Arc of Genesee Orleans extended a heartfelt thanks to Medina resident Nicole Tuohey today, and the team at Case-Nic Cookies, for an impressive $3,200 raised in benefit for Arc services during ‘Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month’ in March. The proceeds came from Nicole’s ‘Have a Heart Campaign,’ which included a window raffle and the sale of frosted heart cutout cookies.
Arc’s Director of Development Shelley Falitico was on hand at Case-Nic Cookies this morning, accepting donations and thanking both Nicole and her Mom, Mary Lou, for always keeping Arc of Genesee Orleans and Arc Services close to their hearts. “The Tuohey family has been connected to our agency for decades and they’re always ready and willing to help.” Shelley added, “We’re so appreciative! Nicole and her family urge people not to label others who may seem different because of disabilities, and remember that while people share a lot of differences, they are also alike in many ways.
The Arc of Genesee Orleans is an organization dedicated to helping people with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities (I/DD) meet their full potential. Their stated goal is to eliminate barriers and help individuals engage in the world. They serve more than 1,000 individuals with I/DD of all ages in Genesee and Orleans Counties of New York.
FEATURE PHOTO: Nicole Tuohey of Medina holds a donation check from the funding she raised for Arc of Genesee Orleans.