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Riviera Beach, Fla. – The Arc of Palm Beach County is taking a well-deserved bow after being named Nonprofit of the Year. Nonprofits First crowned The Arc at the Hats Off Nonprofit Awards on October 1. The high-energy, hat-themed event highlights the work organizations, staff, and volunteers are doing to make a difference in the community.

“We are honored to have received this recognition, not only for our programs and services, but also for the wonderful people who benefit from them,” said Kimberly McCarten, The Arc’s president and CEO. “The clients who we are so privileged to serve deserve the best, and this is a nod to our daily efforts to make sure they feel accepted and included in the community.”

The third annual Hats Off Nonprofit Awards recognized more than 90 charities. The Arc was selected as the Nonprofit of the Year in the category of large nonprofits with operating budgets of more than $2.5 million.

“It is our honor to celebrate the nonprofit community for the important work they do in Palm Beach County,” said Jessica Cecere, Nonprofits First’s CEO. “The Hats Off Nonprofit Awards were created to celebrate the entire nonprofit sector, and to encourage our community to pay special attention and tribute to those individuals and organizations so deserving of recognition.”

The Arc impacts 3,100 families each year through early intervention, education, recreation, housing, career placement, and support services.

About The Arc of Palm Beach County

The Arc is changing the conversation around disabilities by defying definitions, inspiring possibilities, and improving the lives of the people we serve. Since 1958, The Arc has envisioned a community where every person feels welcome, connected, and well cared for.

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