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Potsdam teens donate $700 to NYSARC Gallery


CANTON - St. Lawrence NYSARC, a private, non-profit corporation dedicated to working for and with people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, has announced a generous donation from a group of local young people.

Potsdam residents Sammie Frick, Rachael Clements and Rhiannon Clements donated more than $700 to St. Lawrence NYSARC’s Gallery of Arts and Learning (GOAL), located on Main Street in Canton.

The teens conducted a Read-a-Thon to raise the money for this project.They have organized Read-a-Thons for the past six years and have earned more than $5,000 for various organizations.

Sammie, Rachael and Rhiannon said they were inspired to donate to GOAL because of a desire to further educational pursuits for other young people.Much of the support from this donation comes from the members of the Methodist Church in Potsdam.

St. Lawrence NYSARC’s GOAL storefront highlights the artistic and employment options available for people with disabilities.Funds from this donation are used to further learning opportunities for individuals served by the agency.

To learn more about this or any other program offered at St. Lawrence NYSARC, visit, call 315-386-3529, or check them out on Facebook.

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