In 1946 Laura Sparks Blossfeld  wrote a letter to the Bergen Record inviting parents to come together to create a better world for their children. Laura Sparks Blossfeld wrote "So come on: you parents of Bergen County. Lift your chins and get together and form what may well prove to be the first chapter in a nation-wide organization" ... and so they did. From that letter, a group of determined parents founded the organization that would become The Arc of Bergen and Passaic Counties.  We salute Laura Sparks Blossfeld and the founding parents for their vision and toil and wish them a very Happy 70th Anniversary.



The Letter That Started It All by Arc Founder Laura Sparks Blossfeld

The Arc on a National Level - 2017

Leading the Way for 70 Years - Happy Anniversary 1947-2017!