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December 1, 2020

L’ARCHE JACKSONVILLE RAINBOW WORKSHOP RECIPIENT OF AWARD FROM GEICO

Jacksonville, Florida, December 1, 2020 – L’Arche Jacksonville is pleased to announce it is the recipient of an award of $7,000 from auto insurer GEICO. This generous gift will provide support for the Rainbow Workshop, an arts day program where people with and without intellectual disabilities live and work together “sharing life.”

Many of the residents at L’Arche Jacksonville attend the day program, along with six others who are non-residential. Participants choose between painting, clay and ceramics, mosaics and jewelry-making, each of which has its own room in the workshop.

Before the pandemic, artwork produced by the L’Arche workshop artists was on display and for sale to the public during shopping hours of 11 to 3 Monday-Friday. L’Arche had to cancel its Holiday Extravaganza, the annual shopping party held each November.

L’Arche Jacksonville was founded as Harbor House and is now one of 150 L’Arche communities worldwide.