As we approach the end of the calendar year, many people are reviewing their investment portfolios and making decisions about selling, buying, and rebalancing. You may want to consider contributing the stock to The Arc of Massachusetts. Your gift of appreciated stocks or securities will not only support The Arc’s mission, but it may also provide you with significant tax benefits. For example, by gifting stock you can avoid paying capital gains taxes on the appreciated value and may be able to take a tax deduction on the fair market value.
In anticipation of our 31 Nights of Light event, The Arc of Massachusetts will be running a campaign on social media on how people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, including autism, light up your lives. Do you want to share a story about what your loved one means to you, and all the light they bring to your life?
On Thursday, November 15, The Arc of Massachusetts participated in a vigil at the Massachusetts State House in support of the Abuse Registry Bill, also known as Nicky’s Law. Advocates came out in droves to show their support for the passage of this vital protections bill. But as The Arc has previously stated, our work is not yet done. We will be continuing to partake in these vigils for Nicky’s Law in the days and weeks to come. Here is the first round of information on the dates we will be participating at the State House.