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About this Event


The Arc Gateway Foundation is organizing the much-anticipated Wreaths of Joy gala, our largest annual fundraising event. Every year businesses, organizations and individuals gather at this esteemed celebration to enjoy a three-course dinner, entertainment, auctions, and more! Proceeds benefit The Arc Gateway, a Pensacola area non-profit which provides programs and services to over 850 children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD).

With the help of our members, supporters and volunteers, we are able to provide a variety of programs and develop innovative ways to help children and adults with I/DD reach their full potential, including:

  • Early Intervention
  • Vocational Training
  • Children’s Therapy
  • Employment Education 
  • Residential Support
  • Recreation
  • Transportation

Why sponsor the Wreaths of Joy gala?

  • $5,000 would provide six months of art therapy to (10) adults
  • $7,500 would replace the AC for the van used for Pollak Training Center’s Shredding Services
  • $10,000 would provide 100 hours of therapy to children at the Pearl Nelson Child Development Center
  • $15,000 would purchase an eight-passenger van for the Transportation Department

We invite you to consider a sponsorship, which will help sustain the services at The Arc Gateway to make a vital difference in the lives of children and adults with disabilities in our community.

Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the Foundation’s Events Manager, Brittany Houghton, at (850) 434-2638, ext. 1105 or email bhoughton@

We would be honored by your choice to make a difference with us this holiday season.

Warmest regards,

The Arc Gateway Foundation

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