Arc donates sewing machine for disabled

Quilters at Quilt Harbor received a very special gift from Arc of Grays Harbor earlier on Thursday — a specially designed sewing machine for people with disabilities. Arc embarked on a fundraising mission after a Daily World story showcased the quilters’ efforts in creating special blankets to donate to Arc in May.

Arc Director Todd Faulkner said the nonprofit added the sewing machine fundraiser to its annual campaign with Jodesha Broadcasting.

“They do an annual Arc-Athon where we typically collect clothing and household items and stuff. … This year we added the dimension of cash donations supporting this donation. It was pretty neat to see the community come out and support that,” Faulkner said.

The Arc raised nearly $1,500 for the specialized machine. Faulkner said it was important to Arc to help out because it’s part of Arc’s mission to help people with disabilities get job training and to create opportunities for them in the workforce.