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MNHS National Honor Society Raises over $6,600 for The Arc of Monmouth County

When Manalapan High School’s National Honor Society (NHS) Chapter set out to raise money for The Arc of Monmouth County, advisor Lindsay Ross and the group’s executive board had no idea how successful the fundraiser would be. To date, Manalapan students have raised over $6,636 for the organization. 

According to its website, The Arc of Monmouth is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing services and supports to more than 1,600 individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) in Monmouth County. The Arc supports and empowers individuals with I/DD to live, work, and participate in their communities. The group’s core belief is that people with disabilities are defined by their individual strengths, abilities, and dreams, not by their challenges.

“With the help of their NHS advisor, Mrs. Ross, these students have made a direct impact on the lives of thousands of adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities throughout Monmouth County and raised thousands of dollars for The Arc in a matter of weeks. Their drive and motivation to make a difference has been inspiring and we are thrilled to see what they do next,” Bob Angel, Executive Director of The ARC said. 

“As President of Manalapan High School’s Chapter of the National Honor Society, I am so proud of everyone’s hard work and how we exceeded our fundraising goals for The Arc of Monmouth,” senior Robert Dahill. 

NHS Vice President senior Erin Picklo added, “As someone who has volunteered with special needs children for a majority of my life, being able to contribute to a local organization like The Arc of Monmouth brings everything full circle for me. The Arc dedicating their entire purpose to improving the lives of people with disabilities creates such a strong foundation and morale for our chapter of NHS to learn from and build on as we continue our journey into college and life in general.” 

Manalapan’s NHS is still actively fundraising for The Arc.