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Help Us Purchase a New Sewing Machine for Dorothy!!!

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We have raised $700.00 so far! 

Help us reach our goal!  

We need $800.00 more!

Ms. Dorothy Bundy is the leader of this valuable project.  She reads and answers all email requests, monitors and purchases supplies, accepts donations and launders all fabric at her own home, sews the vast majority of the blankets, lap pads, and fidgets, delivers finished blankets for pick up, notifies recipients to let them know that their blanket is ready, and keeps the entire project organized and working like a well-oiled machine.  Of course, the most important bit of information about Ms. Dorothy is that SHE IS A VOLUNTEER!  Yes, Ms. Dorothy does all of this work out of the kindness of her heart.

Sadly, Ms. Dorothy's sewing machine died last week!  She quickly went out and purchased a used sewing machine so she could continue sewing.  We would LOVE to collect $1,500.00 in donations to purchase a brand new sewing machine for Ms. Dorothy.  If everyone receiving this email could donate $10.00, we would have more than enough to purchase a fabulous new sewing machine.

Please go to  www.thearcnwms.org and click the DONATE button.  Write "Sewing Machine for Ms. Dorothy" in the special message line.  You could also donate by sending a check made out to "The Arc NWMS" to 6515 Goodman Road #281, Olive Branch, MS  38654 or bringing your donation to our office, 5847 Goodman Road #B-3, Southaven, MS  38672.

Help us show Ms. Dorothy how much we appreciate her efforts for individuals with sensory sensitivities.  All donations are tax deductible.  DONATE TODAY!


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June Events



Cookin' With The Arc

The Arc NWMS Cookbook 

Cookbooks make great gifts!

Buy a cookbook get a pot holder FREE, while supplies last!

There are several ways to pay:
Pay by check: Make your check out to “The Arc NWMS”, place in Memo line “Cookbook.”

Mail your check to 6515 Goodman Road #281, Olive Branch, MS 38654 or

Bring it to our office at 5847 Getwell Road, Building 3 Suite 3, Getwell Road, Southaven, MS 38672

Click the “Add to Cart” button below to pay and have it shipped to you or anyone you might like to gift this awesome cookbook too.

If you have any questions, please contact Rebecca Treadway at rebecca@thearcnwms.org.




Supper Club & Supper Club Junior

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Little House Art Project








Attention Kroger Shoppers!  
Please click the link below and sign up for Community Rewards to support The Arc Northwest Mississippi.  
Every time you use your Kroger Card you will be helping people with special needs!

1.  If you already have a Kroger Account, click "sign in." If you do not have a Kroger Account, go to step #6
2.  Enter your email and password.
3.  If you have forgotten your password, click on "Forgot your password?" and Kroger will send you an email to reset your password.
4. You will be prompted to enter the number or the name of the organization: The Arc Northwest Mississippi or 14251. 
5. You are DONE! Thank you for supporting The Arc Northwest Mississippi. 
6. Click "Create an Account" and fill out the information. 
7. Enter your Card or Alternate ID Number with your Last Name.
8. You will be prompted to enter the number or the name of the organization: The Arc Northwest Mississippi or 14252.
9. You are DONE! Thank you for supporting The Arc Northwest Mississippi. 


Great way to help The Arc NWMS through the online shopping mall or by dining out.

Great way to help The Arc NWMS through the online shopping mall or by dining out.


Amazon Smile
Please remember when shopping at Amazon, choose the option to shop at Amazon "Smile" and choose The Arc Northwest Mississippi.

To support charity, always shop at smile.amazon.com

Learn about AmazonSmile

Amazon Smile
1. Create a bookmark

Drag this box to your bookmarks or favorites bar to create a shortcut to smile.amazon.com.


Your shopping matters. Shop Amazon at smile.amazon.com/ch/46-4985893 and Amazon donates to The Arc of Northwest Mississippi. 


Would you like to join the National Arc's Mailing List? 

Joining the email list will allow you to keep up with all the news from the National Arc.

  1. Go to thearc.org 
  2. Go to the subtitle " Who We Are" 
  3. Go down to "Contact Us" and enter all of your information 
  4. Lastly, be sure to check the box that says you would like to recieve emails from the Arc.


Car Donation Program

Click here for more information




Sensory Friendly Movie Series


Down Syndrome Association of Memphis & the Mid-South Events

DSAM 2018 Calendar at a Glance

6/26 Mom's Night Out
7/23-7/27  i Can Bike Camp (Save the Date- More info coming soon!) 

Every Monday - Self-Advocate Classes at the DSAM Office

Check out the Event Calendar on the DSAM website regularly for additions and updates 



Mississippi Achieves

Please visit this website for some excellent resources for college students with disabilities.

Resources for College Students with Disabilities



Mississippi Department of Mental Health Helpline


If you have a concern about the care your loved one is receiving or need help,

call the MS DMH Helpline.


Scent Evidence K9
Human Scent Preservation Kit

Using a scent pad that has been correctly preserved within a sealed sterile jar reduces the start time of the K9 team.  When other articles, such as clothing, are used to collect the person's scent , it may be necessary to dismiss the scent of other people (e.g., other members of the household, law enforcement personnel, healthcare providers, etc.) whose scent may have contaminated these articles.
Having a scent pad that has been correctly preserved within a sealed sterile jar increases law enforcement and search personnel awareness of human scent discriminate K9 teams. Properly trained human scent discriminate K9 teams are capable of trailing in high traffic areas, on multiple types of surfaces, with trails that are over 24 hours old and vehicle trails.

*Each kit comes with a jar, lid, sterile gauze pad, tamper proof tape, label and instruction booklet.

To get your own Human Scent Preservation Kit contact Director William Nichols with the DeSoto County Sheriff's Department at (901) 282-7473 or email him at wnichols@desotocountyms.gov.

Did you know you can sign up for grocery pick up?

The following Kroger Stores offer ClickList shopping:

  • Kroger Southaven - Goodman/Getwell 3095 Goodman Rd. E, Southaven, MS 38672
  • Kroger Olive Branch - 7427 Goodman Rd., Olive Branch, MS 38654
  • Kroger Horn Lake - Goodman/Horn Lake 3926 Goodman Rd. W, Horn Lake, MS 38637
  • Kroger Marketplace - Hernando 2380 Mount Pleasant Rd., Hernando, MS 38632

Start shopping at https://www.kroger.com/onlineshopping/signin

The following Wal Mart Stores offer online grocery shopping: 

  •  WalMart Southaven - 6811 Southcrest Pkwy., Southaven, MS 38671
  •  WalMart Olive Branch - 7950 Craft Goodman Frontage Rd., Olive Branch, MS 38654
  •  WalMart Horn Lake - 4150 Goodman Rd. W, Horn Lake, MS 38637

Start shopping at https://grocery.walmart.com/


Please feel free to take advantage weekly of the special needs programs in your area:

Longview Heights Baptist Church
4501 Goodman Road
Olive Branch, MS 38654
(662) 895-1900
Four Friends Special Needs Ministry

Longview Point Baptist Church 
1100 McIngvale Road
Hernando, MS 38632
(662) 449-1044
Hidden Treasures Special Needs Ministry

Getwell Church
7875 Getwell Road
Southaven, MS 38672
(662) 349-3680

Cornerstone Church
5998 Elmore Road
Southaven, MS 38671
(662) 349-0216