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Wouldn’t a more gentle, human world
be a wonderful thing?

You know that’s our aim at L’Arche GWDC—and you are an essential part of it!
Together, we’re modeling a more gentle, human way of being in the world.
As we celebrate our 40
th anniversary, it’s time to grow and expand more places of belonging.

Welcome to…

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Our 40th anniversary capital campaign!

Designed to support the $2M growth needed to expand our mission and impact!

Make What’s Next possible!

Yellow circle with blue text that reads "Give Here"

Reevesland Roots

William H. Torreyson purchased the land in 1866, leaving it to his daughter, Lucy, and her husband, George Reeves, in 1898. Their son, Nelson, was born and spent his life farming there until 1955. Most of the land was subdivided and sold. Only two acres containing the farmhouse remain, which Arlington County has owned since 2000. We are thrilled to return it to a family home once more!

It’s time for what’s next.

Did you know of the great need for more housing for people with disabilities? More than 12,000 people across the state are on waiting lists for appropriate housing. Creating more spaces of belonging has been on our heart for years. And now everything’s coming together.

We’ve found a wonderful location: the historic Reeves Farmhouse in Arlington. Partner organizations committed to contributing labor and materials to help with renovation. The final piece of the project comes from people like you!

So we’re launching What’s Next, our 40th anniversary capital campaign to raise $2M for creating more spaces of belonging. Thanks for joining us in this exciting new chapter of L’Arche life!

Wouldn’t a more gentle, human world be a wonderful thing?

You know that’s our aim at L’Arche GWDC—and you are an essential part of it!

Together, we’re modeling a more gentle, human way of being
in the world.

As we celebrate our 40th anniversary, it’s time to grow and expand more places of belonging.

Welcome to…

what's next logo

Our 40th anniversary capital campaign!

Designed to support the $2M growth needed to expand our mission and impact!

Make What’s Next possible!

Yellow circle with blue text that reads "Give Here"

William H. Torreyson purchased the land in 1863, leaving it to his daughter, Lucy, and her husband, George Reeves, in 1898. Their son, Nelson, was born and spent his life farming there until 1955. Most of the land was subdivided and sold. Only two acres containing the farmhouse remain, which Arlington County has owned since 2000. We are thrilled to return it to a family home once more!

It’s time for what’s next.

Did you know of the great need for more housing for people with disabilities? More than 12,000 people across the state are on waiting lists for appropriate housing. Creating more spaces of belonging has been on our heart for years. And now everything’s coming together.

We’ve found a wonderful location: the historic Reeves Farmhouse in Arlington. Partner organizations committed to contributing labor and materials to help with renovation. The final piece of the project comes from people like you!

So we’re launching What’s Next, our 40th anniversary capital campaign to raise $2M for creating more spaces of belonging. Thanks for joining us in this exciting new chapter of L’Arche life!

$2M for What’s Next

When you join What’s Next, your gift will grow a more human world by caring for more core members and ensuring meaningful and equitable pay and benefits for their caretakers.

$1.5 M for a new L'Arche home

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Your What’s Next gift funds a new L’Arche GWDC home at Reeves Farmhouse for new core members!

Once renovations are complete, we will welcome four new core members to their new home and provide a range of programs promoting inclusion in our communities. What’s Next will cover the renovations and startup costs to make this house into our new home.

With about two-thirds of the costs covered through our partners’ in-kind and labor donations, the Reeves Farmhouse project is well on its way! We now turn to friends and partners like you for the remainder, which covers:

  • Farmhouse Renovations $500,000
  • First-Year Ops $575,000
  • Project Development $250,000
  • Vehicles / Furniture $175,000
$500K for equitable assistant compensation

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Your What’s Next gift seeds a compensation fund to anchor our commitment to providing meaningful and equitable pay and benefits for all employees.

We’ve taken steps over the last decade to create meaningful pay for meaningful work and continue our growth as a movement for justice. The need for the fund ultimately comes from a commitment to core members, that they receive the best care and quality assistants to provide that care and community.

With the expert care and genuine friendship of assistants, core members are better equipped to meaningfully participate in society. Meaningful compensation through What’s Next will affirm the value of people with disabilities in our world.

Why seed a compensation fund?

It fills the assistant wage gap so we can offer assistants meaningful pay and benefits for their meaningful work!

A bar graph displays that government funding in VA covers $12 of Assistant/DSP pay. Donor funding covers the remaining $8 so L'Arche can pay our Assistants $20/hour. You fill the gap!

Why do we need to fill the gap?

Core Members can more fully participate in society and lead the life they want with assistant support every hour, of every day, all year long.

Why seed a compensation fund?

It fills the assistant wage gap so we can offer assistants meaningful pay and benefits for their meaningful work!

A bar graph displays that government funding in VA covers $12 of Assistant/DSP pay. Donor funding covers the remaining $8 so L'Arche can pay our Assistants $20/hour. You fill the gap!

Why do we need to fill the gap?

Core Members can more fully participate in society and lead the life they want with assistant support every hour, of every day, all year long.

You are essential to a more gentle, human world.

We believe it’s possible to shape a world that welcomes every person as a fully valued and meaningfully contributing member of society. But it’s only possible with your partnership.

Will you join us for
What’s Next?

Yellow circle with blue text that reads "Give Here"
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Let's grow a more human world together.
Your investment through L'Arche GWDC makes it possible.

You are essential to a more gentle, human world.

We believe it’s possible to shape a world that welcomes every person as a fully valued and meaningfully contributing member of society. But it’s only possible with your partnership.

Will you join us for
What’s Next?

Yellow circle with blue text that reads "Give Here"
what's next logo
Let's grow a more human world together.
Your investment through L'Arche GWDC makes it possible.

Building more spaces of belonging through L’Arche GWDC takes many partners and a variety of gifts, both donations and in-kind. Two key organizations have stepped up as our construction partners: Habitat for Humanity of Washington, D.C. and Northern Virginia and HomeAid National Capital Region. We are extremely grateful for their partnership! And we are equally excited that HomeAid has recruited Toll Brothers as Builder Captain.

Together, these partners will donate labor and materials to help with farmhouse renovations and the addition. Their significant support offsets our total out-of-pocket costs and forms the foundation of our What’s Next capital campaign.

Building more spaces of belonging through L’Arche GWDC takes many partners and a variety of gifts, both donations and in-kind. Two key organizations have stepped up as our construction partners: Habitat for Humanity of Washington, D.C. and Northern Virginia and HomeAid National Capital Region. We are extremely grateful for their partnership! And we are equally excited that HomeAid has recruited Toll Brothers as Builder Captain.

Together, these partners will donate labor and materials to help with farmhouse renovations and the addition. Their significant support offsets our total out-of-pocket costs and forms the foundation of our What’s Next capital campaign.