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Over The Edge for MARC
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CALLING ALL THRILL SEEKERS--Rappelling for a Reason--Not your average fundraiser!

MARC serves a population that requires support for basic needs. We combat homelessness, provide food, transportation, clothing, therapy—all while encouraging independence!

Calling all Thrill-Seekers! 

This is your chance to make a difference in a unique and daring way!

MARC is hosting its first "Over The Edge" fundraiser, which will give participants the chance to rappel "over the edge" of the downtown Community National Bank building.

EVENT DATE: Friday, November 30, 2018 
LOCATION:
Community National Bank Building:  401 West Texas Avenue, Midland TX, 79701

A number of brave Edgers will have the opportunity to rappel down the Community National Bank Building, in exchange for donations back to the amazing local non-profit organization, MARC.

How do I participate?

  1. Sign up now to become an Edger
  2. Easily set up your personal fundraising page
  3. Ask your friends, family, & coworkers to help you reach your $1000 goal
  4. Experience the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to rappel down the Community National Bank Building!

**Bonus**If you raise $1500, you rappel with a go-pro, allowing you to capture the moment forever on camera! 

Interested in sponsoring the event? Click here for details.

ABOUT MARC

In 1959, a group of families living in Midland, TX were searching for hope and solutions for their children with special needs.  Those families eventually formed a support group, which developed into what is now known in our community as “MARC.” Initially, MARC began as a small school for children with disabilities and has since grown to provide a wide array of programs and support for over 200 individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families. MARC now serves a population that requires support for basic needs.  We combat homelessness, provide food, transportation, clothing, therapy—all while encouraging independence. 

Residential Options

Today, MARC provides residential options, foster care, and general support to those living independently.  We own and maintain 16 homes within residential neighborhoods throughout Midland.  Our clients wake up each morning in their own homes and enjoy breakfast at the “family table.”  Afterward, each person either leaves for work or to the Daily Enrichment Program where they can enjoy, art, hand bells, physical fitness, learning games, and various volunteer projects.

Daily Transportation

To meet the needs of MARC clients, MARC also owns and maintains a fleet of over 30 vehicles that transport clients to their regular daily activities, such as:  doctor’s appointments, shopping, church on Sunday, trips to the theater, dinners, and movie nights.  MARC covers all vehicle maintenance costs, including gas, oil changes, registration, and all general repairs. 

Vocational Opportunities

MARC Industries is a vocational center that includes daily work opportunities for our clients.  For example, MARC has a secure confidential shredding business that provides jobs for several clients.  Companies throughout our community bring their documents to be destroyed for a donation to MARC. 

The end-product from the shredding machine is sold as Lost Circulation Material (LCM) for oil or gas well drilling. This product is called “MARC Mix,” and serves to help support MARC’s services.  Other clients are employed within the community by business like Rogers Ford, Outback Steakhouse, Albertson’s Grocery, McDonalds and Goodwill—to name a select few.  Those without gainful employment participate in MARC Industries’ Daily Enrichment Program where they can enjoy, art, hand bells, physical fitness, learning games, and various volunteer projects.

MARC’s Inclusive-Play Park

MARC owns and operates one of Midland’s most beloved community parks located next to MARC’s main offices on the corner of A Street and Ventura in Midland.  The park was originally created to be an accessible playground for all children, including those with disabilities, to play together in harmony.  For decades, parents, schools, libraries, therapy centers, and local non-profit organizations have transported their children to the “MARC Park” to enjoy recreational play time.  Day care and school busses arrive on a weekly basis with loads of children ready to play in the treasured playground. 

Therapy for Children

MARC’s Spectrum of Solutions program has been in place since 2012, providing therapy and support for children with developmental disabilities in the Permian Basin.  While the program specializes in Autism Spectrum Disorders, we also provide services for various behavioral and developmental disorders.  In 2016, thanks to strong community support, Spectrum of Solutions moved into its new location at 2409 W. Illinois.  Our therapists comprehensively work together to give each child their own individualized plan of therapy options, including: APPLIED BEHAVIORAL ANALYSIS, SPEECH & LANGUAGE, MUSIC, NEUROTHERAPY, AND SOCIAL SKILLS INTERVENTION.

Without the support of our community, MARC would not be able to provide these critical services.  Please help us empower the lives of others!!!

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