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Believe in Us

Improving our lives is great. Improving other lives is better. Together WE provide a sustainable quality of life for all who live in Galena. Let’s join together to leave a legacy of excellence for those of us who call Galena home.

3 Ways to Give to the Galena ARC

Together we work to a place where our children are safe and cared for. Together we offer the best of Galena. Together we move forward. Together we succeed.


We are grateful for and need your support.



Monetary Donations

The Galena ARC is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit educational and charitable organization. We rely heavily on private donations, fundraising, grants, and volunteers.


Your contribution makes a significant impact on our future. Donations are gratefully accepted throughout the year and are tax deductible.


For donations by check or money order please print and complete the Galena ARC Donation Form and mail to:     

Galena ARC

11084 W US Hwy 20

Galena, Illinois 61036


For credit card donations, please donate through PayPal.





Planned Giving

What are the tax benefits of planned gifts?

  • Gifts payable to the Galena ARC upon the donor’s death, like a bequest or a beneficiary designation in a life insurance policy or retirement account, do not generate a lifetime income tax deduction for the donor, but they are exempt from estate tax.

  • Donors can contribute appreciated property, like securities or real estate, receive a charitable deduction for the full market value of the asset, and pay no capital gains tax on the transfer.

  • Donors who establish a life-income gift receive a tax deduction for the full, fair market value of the assets contributed, minus the present value of the income interest retained; if they fund their gift with appreciated property they pay no upfront capital gains tax on the transfer.


If interested in Planned Giving please contact ARC Executive Director Dave Decker at 815.777.2248 ext. 21 or email



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Volunteer Your Time and Talent

To keep the vision alive, we need you; your time, your talent, and your support. What you’ll receive in return is immeasurable.


Volunteer community members are needed for:

  • Youth Sports: coaching, referring, or score keeping.

  • Art Classes: assist or teach summer art classes or be an Art in Action teacher throughout the school year.

  • Educational / Child Care Programs: help with preschool parties, be a circle time reader, or summer camp guest speaker.

  • Fundraising Events: assist in a variety of ways at fundraising events.

  • Building Maintenance: handy help is always needed for small maintenance projections in and around the center


To volunteer please complete the application below and return it to the Galena ARC. Thanks for your help!

Galena ARC Volunteer Application

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