Monarch Creates a Do What You “Can” Drive

“Almost 9,500 families have been helped this year through September and with the economic situation many face this Christmas, our numbers are growing” adds Faye Hatley, Assistant Director at Stanly Community Christian Ministry, Inc. Ben’s hard work and spirit has inspired others to bring in their donations and he challenges staff, people supported by Monarch and the community to donate. “As non-profits and fellow community members, we need to support one another. This year seems to be particularly tough with the unstable economy,” adds Dr. Peggy Terhune, CEO, Monarch.

Monarch is a nonprofit organization providing support and resources to people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, mental illness and substance abuse issues in 44 counties across North Carolina. They are a charter member of the national organization known as The Arc. For more information, please call 1-800-230-7525 or online at