The Arc of Midland
Learn. Educate. Succeed.

The Arc of Midland is a nonprofit organization which promotes the general welfare of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and increases their presence, participation and inclusion in the community.


iCan Bike-Midland (5/6/19 – 5/10/19)

Event Dates:
5/6/2018 – 5/10/2019

Event Location:
Midland Evangelical Free Church
7221 N Jefferson Ave, Midland, MI 48642

Riders: Camp is for 5 days, with sessions lasting 1 hour and 15 minutes each day. iCan Bike roller equipment is designed to teach kids with disabilities how to ride a bike where traditional training wheels have failed. Riders will be encouraged every step of the way by supportive staff.

Volunteers: Be the support to help a rider go from “I Can’t” to “I Can”! We need YOU to believe in them along the way. YOU will be ’spotting’ riders as the roller equipment is gradually taken away. Choose one or more sessions to help with, Monday-Friday. Individuals & Groups welcome!

Session 18:15 AM – 9:30 AM
Session 210:00 AM – 11:15 AM
Session 311:45 AM – 1:00 PM
Session 42:00 PM – 3:15 PM
Session 53:45 PM – 5:00 PM
Camp Cost$75

Arc Stroll, Roll & 5k Run/Walk (6-8-19)

Event Date:
Saturday, June 8, 2019

Event Location:
Chippewa Nature Center
400 S. Badour Rd. Midland, Michigan

Join us on Saturday, June 8th, 2019 for the 14th annual Arc Stroll, Roll & 5k Run/Walk.

  • 9 AM Competitive 5K Run & 5K Walk– flat run – no hills
  • Official timing by Miller Race Management
  • Run/Walk $30 w/t-shirt
  • Students K-12 $20 w/t-shirt
  • Fun Walk! $15 w/t-shirt All ages & abilities welcome

Summer Fun Kayaking & Paddleboarding with Ike’s Mobile Kayaks (6/12, 7/17, 8/21, 9/11)


June 12 – 6-8pm
July 17 – River Trip (must pre-register)
August 21 – River Trip (must pre-register)
September 11 – 6-8pm


Stratford Beach
3922 E Ashman Street
Midland, MI

Join us for kayaking and paddleboarding at Stratford Beach!

Ike’s Mobile Kayaks will have all you need to enjoy some time on the water. Go with a guide or take a kayak or paddleboard on your own.

Cost: $10/person

Event will be held rain or shine. Event will be canceled with thunder/lightning.

Contact Rachel Baker at 989-631-4439 x109 with any questions.


Direct Support Professionals Training (6/27/2019)

Join The Arc of Midland and Nicole Jorwic, Director of Rights Policy, The Arc of the United States, to learn useful skills and tools to better advocate with public policymakers.

Limited seating available!

June 27, 2019
10:00AM-12:00PM & 3:00-5:00PM
Please RSVP by June 24, 2019

Trinity Lutheran Church-Gathering Room
3701 Jefferson Ave, Midland, MI 48640

Training is intended for direct support professionals and provider agencies.


Give Local Midland (5/7/19)

Event Dates: 5/7/2019 (All Day)

Connect With Us on May 7, 2019, from 12:00 am to 11:59 pm, The Arc of Midland is participating in Give Local Midland #GiveLocalMidland

We will be one of over 50 local nonprofits raising money to improve the long-term outlook of Midland County.
We are so excited to be a part of Give Local Midland again!

You can support our campaign to raise funds for the Jon Barckholtz endowment fund by visiting and donating on May 7th.

We hope you will support us on May 7th!

Who can donate?

Anyone! Everyone!

What forms of donations are accepted?

Credit card donations (MasterCard and Visa only) will be accepted through the giving website. Donations via check, cash or donor-advised fund grants will also be accepted at our office from 8:00am – 6:00pm on May 7th.

Are gifts tax-deductible?

All donations are tax deductible, irrevocable and 100% will go to the endowment fund of your chosen charity.

Is there a minimum gift?

Yes, there is a minimum gift of $10.

How will the donations be reported on my credit card statement?

Your credit card statement will read: Midland Area Community Foundation

May I pay a pledge with my Giving Day gift?

Give Local Midland is designed to generate new support, not to pay off existing pledges.

May I designate how a nonprofit uses my gift?

No, Give Local Midland gifts will go directly to the endowment fund for the nonprofit you choose. Endowment funds are held at the Midland Area Community Foundation for the sole benefit of the nonprofit organization named in the fund.

How much of the donation will go to the nonprofit?

100% of your donations will be paid to the chosen nonprofit’s endowment fund. Endowment funds are charged fees of just 1-2% to cover administrative costs and credit card processing fees. The full amount of your donation will earn matching dollars.

Can I make my donation over the phone?

Using your smartphone, you can donate online at If you do not have internet access, you are welcome to call our office at 989.839.9661 and give your credit card information over the phone.

May I use my donation to buy event tickets, museum memberships, or other things that provide me a benefit?

No, donations may not be used to pay for anything that might be perceived as a material benefit to the donor, advisor or other disqualified person – including dinner tickets, membership fees, golf fees, admission tickets or other gifts.


What organizations are eligible for Give Local Midland?

Any nonprofit organization that has an endowed fund at MACF is eligible to participate in Give Local Midland. Organizations who desire to open an endowment fund at MACF should contact our office at 989.839.9661.

What if I can’t find my favorite nonprofit on the website?

If you can’t find them on the site, they may not be participating in the event this year. After the event, please encourage the nonprofit to contact us so we can help them get started.

WHAT is Give Local Midland?

A giving event that provides nonprofits the opportunity to gain exposure to — and start relationships with — new donors, and for people in our region to come together to raise as much money as possible for local nonprofit endowment funds.

WHEN is Give Local Midland?

May 7, 2019 from 12:00am – 11:59pm.

If I need help, whom can I contact?

The Midland Area Community Foundation – 989-839-9661 or

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