Bracelet Raffle Raises Funds for Monarch

Jackson shared her inspiration for the raffle, “Monarch has been such an incredible part of my family’s life. My brother has received services from them for some time and has really grown. The positive impact that Monarch has had on his life, my father’s, and my sister’s and mine is worth so much to us. This was the least I could do.”

Peggy Terhune CEO and executive director at Monarch applauds Jackson’s efforts, “We are so thrilled and honored that Becky took the initiative to do this for Monarch. If she had just donated the dollar amount of the bracelet, that itself would have been wonderful. But, her idea turned that donation into so much more, helping many more people in Stanly County. We are very grateful.”

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Monarch provides support and resources to people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, mental illness, and substance abuse issues throughout North Carolina. Monarch is a nonprofit and is an affiliated chapter of The Arc of North Carolina and The Arc of the United States. To learn more about how Monarch helps “dreams take flight” for people living in our communities, please call 1-800-230-7525 or visit online at