Arpin Strong Completes 2014 Raising $37,000 and Supporting 36 OrganizationsJanuary 23, 2015
The Arpin Charitable Fund, also known as Arpin Strong, announced in its 2014 year-end report that it has raised over $37,000 and donated to 36 charitable and medical organizations.
“We are incredibly proud of Arpin Strong’s achievements during our first full year,” said Mark Dearborn, president of Arpin Strong and vice president of corporate accounts for Arpin Group. “We have almost tripled our influence by donating to 36 charitable organizations, an impressive increase over our original 13 beneficiaries in 2013. We owe this success to the Arpin employees and agents who have come together to rally behind each of our charitable causes. I continue to be overwhelmed by their spirit and enthusiasm.”
Several Arpin employees founded Arpin Strong in the wake of the Boston Marathon bombings in 2013 as a way to show support for the relief efforts. The scope of the program expanded in the following months to aid the victims of disasters around the world, including the Oklahoma tornadoes and Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines. The organization obtained its official 501(c)(3) status the same year.
Over the past year, Arpin Strong conducted theme days, monthly raffles, and supported the efforts of Arpin’s Race Team to raise funds. Its largest single fundraising event, the First annual Arpin Strong Golf Tournament, raised over $17,000 for charity.
Some of the organizations to receive assistance from Arpin Strong in 2014:
- American Heart Association
- Boys & Girls Club
- Family Services of RI
- American Cancer Society
- Save The Bay
- The Tomorrow Fund
- RI Community Food Bank
- One Fund / Boston Marathon
- Operation Stand Down
- Habitat for Humanity
- Susan B Komen Race for the Cure
- Wreaths Across America
- Make a Difference Foundation
To find out more information about Arpin Strong, or to make a donation, visit www.ArpinStrong.org.