BARC Press Conference Feb 5, 2016

We are grateful for the support we receive from our elected officials and community. Please take a look at what transpired at today’s press conference. ‪#‎SaveOurServices‬ ‪#‎KeepThePromise‬ ‪#‎Barc‬ @shannongrove @rudysalas

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Commodity Prices and State Funding Low at Same Time

With commodity prices for recyclables and state funding both low at the same time, we will continue to struggle. Please see KBAK TV 29 video below. Please click on the yellow “Donate Now” button at the top of each page on our website if you’d like to help support our programs.  ‪#‎KeepThePromise‬ ‪#‎BARC‬ ‪#‎SOS‬ ‪#‎SaveOurServices‬  

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BARC On The MOVE, Packaging Clients Speak Out

Our Clients speak out about how the Governor’s Lack of Funding is Affecting them. See full story here:

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State Funding Freeze on Services for I/DD Hits Providers Across State including BARC

Until our Governor does something to lift the freeze on funding for services benefiting the Intellectually and Developmentally Disabled community, we just cannot stay afloat! ‪#‎KeepThePromise‬ ‪#‎LantermanAct‬ ‪#‎SaveOurServices‬ ‪#‎BARC‬

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BARC Closing Two Programs – 110 Clients, 25 Staff Affected

When will our Governor listen. We. Need. Help. Click on this link for KGET TV-17’s news story.

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BARC Is NOT Closing Its DOORS!

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On Friday, The Bakersfield ARC announced to its employees in both the BARC on The MOVE and Packaging Departments, that due to a lack of funding spanning decades and the lack of support from our non-responsive Governor, we are being forced to close these two departments in the near future. The Bakersfield ARC is NOT closing its doors.

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Client Feature: Justin Flanders

We’d like to introduce you to our Client, Justin Flanders. Justin has been with BARC for four years. When he first started at BARC he seemed shy and soft-spoken to many. Over time he started to come out of his shell, proved to be a hard worker and showed much interest in learning about other departments at BARC.

Today, Justin works in our Business Recycling Division and is one of our shining stars! He loves people, helping others succeed and has blossomed into a social butterfly! When asked what he likes most about BARC, he replied: “I like teaching new Clients how to be safe on the job site and to be aware of their surroundings,” but my favorite part of my job is getting to meet people from local businesses when we come to collect their recyclables.”

Thank you for helping us Give People Purpose!

Justin

 

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DIY Recycled Gardening Projects from the KRVCIP!

The best way to save on outdoor decorating is to do the yard work and crafting yourself. Even if you are a novice gardener and not too handy with paints and tools, there are many ways to fashion outdoor decor to create your special garden without breaking the bank.

These fun yet budget-friendly outdoor decorating ideas were created by the clients of the Kern River Valley Community Integration Program (KRVCIP).  These ideas will have you transforming your outdoor space in no time while making your garden green in more ways than one!

The KRVCIP created their much anticipated garden with the help and support of volunteer John Wilson. They are growing everything from tomatoes and lettuce to Edamame and artichoke using recycled hand-painted tires and cinderblocks giving the materials a personal touch. The clients used left over spray paints from old projects and inexpensive acrylic paints available at most craft stores and sealed them with a clear satin finishing spray for weathering protection.

Use various permanent outdoor paint’s that you might have around the house to customize your recycled tires, cinderblocks, bricks and more!

The Kern River Valley Community Integration Program is a satellite location of The Bakersfield ARC (BARC) that has been operating in Lake Isabella since 1990. For more information and volunteer opportunities please call Patty Lanterman at: (760) 379-8502.

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BARC Annual Dinner & General Membership Meeting

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

6:00 p.m.

Moorea Banquet Centre – 8700 Swigert Court

$20 per person

Join us as we celebrate our 64th year of Giving People Purpose.

The BARC Annual Dinner serves as a way to show our gratitude to all those whose hard work and dedication throughout the year ensures the success of our clients as well as the industries and programs of BARC.

Twenty BARC clients will receive perfect attendance awards and each department manager will present an award to an outstanding business of the year. The festivities continue with awards for outstanding volunteer, caregiver and employee excellence.

The evening also includes the presentation of the Dr. Michal Clark Developmental Disabilities Service Excellence Award to an individual whose commitment to improving the lives of the developmentally disabled is without parallel.

Make plans to attend the BARC Annual Dinner and you will learn about the wonderful things that take place on the BARC Campus daily, the strong business relationships we have built and how our clients make what we do every day magical.

Make your reservations today by calling or e-mailing Michelle Garland at 661-834-2272 ext. 278 or mgarland@barc-inc.org

 

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BARC Harvest Ball

Join us for the BARC Harvest Ball on Saturday, October 29, 2013 from 11 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. at BARC. There will be lunch, music, raffles and more! Raffles tickets can be purchased at the dance for $1.00 per ticket.

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