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Jun 30, 2012|

A discussion with Shelli Bourgoine, from the 3 Monkeys Pub in Vancouver, about The ARC, an organization that supports people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families, as well as their upcoming benefit music festival, “MonkeyFest”, happening July 6th & 7th. www.thearc.org www.3monkeyspub.com

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You know listening to -- tell -- a series of interviews with people of interest in northwest Oregon and southwest Washington I'm your host -- doesn't know you may have no one time in your life. They are seeing you may have seen bags and other people's front porches for them to come up donations of various sorts can. I certainly have good experience for my family dealings. Really know much about what to. The organization -- today I have someone who's gonna talk a little bit about the organization of large and then. Also big a fund raiser that's going on up to three monkeys pub in Vancouver. Called monkey faster more talk about what that is because it certainly sounds intriguing but please welcome our guest Shelley -- how are you -- -- -- -- I'm doing great it's nice outside aren't well -- is nice outside on this data were recording. When this airs on sunrise and who knows what -- -- -- but Sunday could be hurricane downsides of it is you're listening to this on Sunday we apologize it's still my -- on Wednesday. Has -- -- it's great part of -- that's right. So you are there with three monkeys published let's start off by letter or lesser -- a little bit about yourself a little bit about the -- and how you came to be there. Well my name Shelley -- -- and I let -- -- here from Spokane Washington and about six years ago where my mom and your lake front Jewish culture are hasn't. I've been around disabled children and children especially. PX 90% of my life and kind of default tiled and I got associated with the art and dreamy monkey cast -- -- it. And then how about -- Puff -- come to have a pub. Well actually I owned a bar -- her partner and the cascade up on no plane yeah non volatile it's chilling just purity owners and came down to help him put on Monti fest tour just people. -- -- Which goes to the art. And became that our manager. -- very very cool -- -- we're gonna get into some of the details of my defense but essentially to -- successful for a couple days. Yes it is it's going to be huge music festival I've got a lift those. From a meeting musicians to come down and put on a great show off for charity. And that charity of course is are now okay how much of the proceeds are going to art tells our Ken. Well we have ticket sales going on right now and we have a raffle where we've got -- this bond street Jack Daniels shined the leaders. -- can go on and on and all the proceeds for the raffle go 100% -- -- -- we have 20% of our procedure he had tree monkeys contrary the event after the event will go to the arc. Fantastic and if you wanna find out about a monkey fast. You go to U three monkeys pub dot com and the three there is the numeral 33 monkeys pub. Dot com slash monkey -- junior right to -- -- get their seal about the bar that it just general web site. So let's talk a little bit about mark. What exactly do they do I mean I really all I know about them is that they occasionally call me and I will put donations on a curve for them. But I don't really know a whole lot more than that. Well that's -- lot of people reference -- archaic up toward it like I'm T shirt and you can definitely still Putin clothing Garrett donation QD RK and because they are affiliated with valued daily -- -- -- still go back skate arc. But the -- of southwest Washington does how much more. So what we're raising money for a should've tried program. And the -- program is. Earmarked. Especially for formally. It not only helps children with special needs and Down's syndrome. But there's so many outlets that and the programs that help the entire family who live with a capital especially toward Alexander from. So it essentially works with the entire family not just the individual tiles. I say so that they're there to support every one who might be going to give to give support to the parents who are raising a child with special needs as well as helping the child themselves. Oh exactly and it helps handling the smaller siblings are older siblings could help senator crashed into the Irish learn great -- -- -- -- and help. It helps them learn everything they -- need to learn as an adult you know if you go out interest society sure but it helped the older children that don't have special needs to be able to live with their leadership Ling and their sister or their brother. And have a beautiful functional life without any difficulties at all and healthy family. Sure I mean I think people would probably imagine a certain stigma to having an a brother or sister with special needs but when you grow up in that household. Mean that's the norm that's you know and so it becomes a situation where is -- that bothers you a whole lot but once you get into use school and you might have some of the perceptions and say you know kids -- and Armenian and things like that. I imagine this is an organization that helps kids cope with that learn how to deal old and -- process that sort of thing. It does there are so many different tools that not only get the -- program but the other programs in -- How peace deal -- a lot of the online. We have a lot of online programs that can help -- with -- counseling and a lot of things that they do you do with within that program and helping. Not -- smaller children. You know people that -- down and down and go out and interest I -- -- apartments and looked productive lives can get married had children of their own. Sure well yeah it's one of those situations or conditions. I guess you'd say that has a wide spectrum I mean that people can can be highly functional or less functional so a lot of the more higher functioning people with Down syndrome would find lives. While many different about the current program to and the -- there's so many different. Collections that. People say -- -- I didn't find babysitters any one that you contrast that all you know you don't eat all your shooter you don't watch strong things on TV. It even harder to find somebody that knows how -- deal with the special titled. Former special major Down's syndrome. And then for the community. Which in the communities that help -- -- parents need to break it leaves. And I would like each other by had a child with special Major -- and -- I would want somebody that knows that picture that child that hasn't. The same -- lying because. You just feel comfortable you can actually go and relax or you know maybe go somewhere Kurt and I. Absolutely not harder or. Yeah might my wife and I already just heard -- of two young daughters the ones not turn for one that to register and one. And we have very specific guidelines for who we get to -- and it's it's either. It's either somebody you empathize -- kid it's somebody who has Brothers and sisters and they enter the older ones and they've they've have had experience taking care of younger kids. Or it's somebody US gets that's it those are two criteria and it's because you want somebody who knows what to do so in this case. Certainly having somebody who is experienced a special needs are Down syndrome kids. They're actually -- know how to handle that and they're not gonna get freaked out and they're not gonna get impatient and they be able to handle what -- issue might come up. I'll definitely I know I'm I'm actually fortunate because my youngest is seventeen LPG. Seventeen on Friday and that's. But that's my boyfriend has the fiction that seven year old. And now we're going to actually the process so -- -- interviewing babysitters because. Your headlights like oh welcome back. Out after a I thought that I in my life preserver and then you are not help her that's. The first trade cherish her well congratulations on file in a while that's speaker. So let's talk about some of the specific programs that exist within that they are CNN and get a speaking with shell -- going she is from the three monkeys pub. They're having so the called monkey fast which is happening July 6 seventh is a giant music festival happening at three monkeys pub. -- 7917. Northeast highway 99 in Vancouver. -- encourage you to check it out you can find out all about it at three monkeys public dot com and that's the numeral three so three monkeys public dot com. Final -- that. And lot of proceeds from the cement are going to use the RC's we're talking about. Some of the fantastic programs we have going on they are so what types of programs do they have their anti air C. Only have a -- Trent Cole which and we got the guardianship. Of representatives hate each. -- research collections -- Also as to where earmarking aren't that forest upright programs for their children as well that. The collection -- -- huge one that everybody goes to the parent to parent. It stands across all the late for church because they well know and -- Internet and technology the way we have it. And Skype and things like that people can communicate with each other all over the world. -- just having someone to talk to who's going through similar experience can be such a comfort and such a help. It does have somebody that understands that pretty much blocking issues which you choose to be able to talk to because it's hard to find some need to understand -- your child -- and secure in what you're coinsurance apparent. They mentioned the pride division of the price program what does that stand for is that an accurate and correct. Try it stand for parents receiving so hard for me to say the -- Intensive development developmental education. You did well. I have my parents -- -- -- we're sure he's just think that there are occasionally on this program words that I hit and that I I find myself because it's involved with the program that I'm talking about I have seen over and over and over an -- sound you know just like a jackass. If I get. Clearly tongue tied when I get Paris. Here collier great you -- fine. And how many people would you say individuals families do is say RC serve as a pretty big organization yeah. It'd shoot it transferred -- 5500 Clark County is 7000 or so total and the surrounding counties. Walls. Actually. Hit that big daddy had cute. Right right so that we we've talked about of course you know the collection stopping you mentioned how would be part of the program that is. That they -- -- does that put itself out there to collect old clothes seen an old items from around the house that they bring in and then processed -- value village. Let's talk about that program a little -- what happens after they pick a close up from your front porch. Well what happened is that they pick up the clothing. You know they come out and pick up the clothing and they take it has value village for a value village told the amount he gives them certain percentage of the amount of clothing and household goods. And that goes -- -- the -- that Christian charity pretty dark for them to use for their programming their supplies. And unfortunately with the economy doing -- and donations are really down because people are purchasing new clothes in writing radical change. Not a lot of home -- going on right now so a lot of that has dropped so a good number of donations from the clothing drive is. And that you know slightly used household items doesn't really dropped in the last few years. Believe me it's suggesting is this something -- do win that when I was a kid my parents were. Very charitable people and and brought my brother and I have to kind of be that way and you know as there as a kid it was kind of a pain in the butt but I look back and now on I'm really glad that they that they had us do this but. When my mom had stopped that she wanted to donate to they are seats. She would have my brother and I walk up and down the street to our neighbors and asked them if they had anything. And they would just say hey remember we would tell them we're giving a heads up. We'll come back around tomorrow feel anything -- making a donation they RC and we like to -- of as many clothes and items as we cans. Two gifts and services are making the trip. And it always works if we had -- you know half a baggy clothes that -- wanted to donate we could fill a bag and then some just by doing that and it and people -- perhaps it help if because you know. Average but he's got a few things that they need to get rid of -- -- I have our entire garbage -- did to get rid of but they have a few things that they can give any at all let up from the houses on the street you're -- go. I'm definitely I'm pretty picture going to shoot garage sales and land on the last hit it rationalize this term all the quote -- and parents I -- I go and I don't fill up my truck with other -- that everything in cash and take the clothing county art. You know on its its campaign makes really get money on some of clothing she you know it's a lot of you know a lot of courage -- actually little -- that image. But network -- -- -- times where they grew out of all of the kids don't Wear their clothes very long. And I also mentioned you know as well just who would address how these clothing this clothing that you donate these items you donate Ambien goes -- valid value village basically becomes cash for ARC. And the other way the you can Tony here is if you -- -- -- their website which is just in the ARC THE ARC dot org and they have -- donate button right there on the front page you can actually just donate cash if you don't have to close it to to donate. You know any amount helps if everybody listening right now. -- threw in some some money in other day they have much nominations here on the site 325 dollars -- can also do less than that if you need to and all up to 500 or more which every wanna do you can you can donate stocks -- -- matching gifts there's all kinds of things you can do you to to donate some money it really does help everyone listening did that. Right now they would make so much money since it was really really -- and I think everyone can spare point five bucks so you know go their help -- so let's get back into pride we we mentioned that a couple times album what is that program. -- the type program that all of about parents. Receiving the proper information and and the proper parenting skills for their child with special needs from. From -- all the way to adulthood. Helping them a big guy -- in the education and and age appropriate information. You helped them with their child as they grow older and as they develop true life. It's -- picture educating program for life. Very cool and I understand that there are some changes to the program going into 2013 what's what's happening there. Don't bet the pain is coming up in 2013. Is sworn in cutie therapeutic part of it. The -- it would encourage you that more therapeutic services and services arm -- Like -- say we're in a world of technology. You can get -- question answered and you can get and training services and welcome to educational programs streak on the Internet. You can chat live -- 2013. With the family living in Australia aren't you the same thing that you are it. It's virtually analysts how many people you can catch the -- with the technology that we have nowadays. And that's fantastic. -- it again eighties you're just joining us who -- speaking with -- for going. From three monkeys public she is part of favor a giant fund raiser music festival that's coming up here July 6 and seventh at three monkeys -- that 7917. Northeast highway 99 in Vancouver it's called monkey faster -- to get -- all the details that -- for speaking about the arc. It's an organization for people with intellectual developmental disabilities as well as their family. And then the many programs they have there below we've been talking about the arc this whole time let's talk about this and this big fund raiser I'm sure there's that I heck of a lot of played on your part going into this thing. Monkey fast like I said it happens July 6 and seventh -- three rookies pub. What is monkey fast. Monti -- started opposite idea -- long pushed. Manager and owner you can rebuild -- house. Jeff olde farm and Jack goes to the Arctic southwest Washington for the card program as well. They didn't they don't have any funding anymore for -- to go back to school. So we got involved because we're gonna rebuild jacks out children and -- Duchscherer -- -- and giving. The most phenomenal concert with some of the biggest names in rock and roll. Awesome so let's talk about who some of those names are. I would gotten -- Billy magic carpet right he's a former member actually happened while. And I've been working with -- delicately per week she is -- -- green really passionate about charity sure he's just an amazing mantra where -- and that. We cut that Leon Kendrick hit an -- Jamie and brother Jimmy's greatest hits. Is he heard about -- fast and hard about what we're doing here in Vancouver. And called -- and said. I wanna come. -- -- And he'd fight them on I'm actually nervous to meet him. I imagine so yeah I mean I mean I you know it's it's it's not like -- I have a poster of Leon Hendrix on my wall but could -- c.'s -- brother that's also. I'll find out if shape it's amazing. I mean I I can't I I'm just in shock. We have -- and other special guests coming and Guinean iron stone he's also formally accept the world we've got access. Light shed -- -- -- now and we've got Freddie Allen from peg it finish. We. -- -- -- -- Second testing gathers should be great. And then he's pretty terrible these -- -- you've also got I mean there's there's other bands -- tribute bands but this is kind of a giant kind of almost classic rock themed festival. It is yeah eight years. You're good -- fashion I think -- -- -- -- -- relax and music you know to get old fashioned rock and draw and if -- the end of needing to titillating cute age it's going to be a big -- days and making today's cut cut. Lot of vendors coming that you. Don't change and bring in some proceeds concerted and donate 10% of their sales. -- actually market while. -- our sponsors like it take its regular stop for millionaire one of our biggest sponsors and checked and -- The cool since I'm a big sand donated and I think that it's you bet. Your current law says Matt and I had an argument when I wanna run but I have my appreciation or has sure sure that fit the US UV platonic friends. And I heard everywhere America -- -- prior to that we read don't get any orange shirt. -- -- -- Well this out this sounds fantastic. There will what time does a star -- Well we started apparently started 6 o'clock on Friday we have Archie ban on Friday we have that. Spoken -- an opening page turning -- on Friday evening and then Saturday kicks off earnings for the first thing in the morning which critics are trying our first. -- -- it sure clock on Saturday. I've got classic cars can -- car show. Everybody is lord a rocket to come I've got Louisiana red -- and on the grill who had a really great chef that put it together farming. And there's gonna be lots of rock and roll good shoot. Low options shiny sparkly things for the ladies. Look at yeah. True that ditch effort to guide to look at -- Very very nice salad sounds like a blast. And now hopefully you're you know it does happen. After July 5 which tends to be when summer actually starts in this area so chances are pretty good I think the weather's going to be all right I'm predicting. It's adding it's gonna be amazing it looks good so far -- You know altered weather and Vancouver to wait five minutes a little. Yep now -- now how lucky us in the northwest. That's well very cold -- come and appear on the divert time is there anything else he would like to add before we let you know. I definitely would like cute you -- -- PR for. Helping me so -- and -- just working like the market just didn't have meetings process and -- police involvement as well. It should stand tremendous and I believe that this will be a huge faster rebuild Jack's help. Fantastic well it's all such a wonderful -- so nice that all of these talented people both you know on the stage and around the stage and put the whole thing together. You know. I have such a passion for four of this project and for this organization. The arc which can you could find out all about at the Z. -- dot org that's THE a RC dot org please go there and donate or if you have some clothing and household items you'd like to donate. Go their contact them they'll come to your house and pick it up for me they sell off they take the proceeds it all works out for everyone. And at a coursing go right to that website and just donate cash if that's they'd prefer to do it but it is a wonderful wonderful organization. That helps out people with special needs and then especially their families really helps everyone. Cope and make life beautiful for for these kids -- You know could use a little the little joy. Little organization -- support in their life I'm sure. And of course one encourage you to go to Monti fest which we've been talking about here. It is July 6 and seventh at the three monkeys pumped 7917. Northeast highway 99 at Vancouver Washington. And they could find out all about that at three monkeys -- dot com that's the number three monkeys -- Dot com check it out Josie is going to be great time lots of fantastic music lots of fantastic food and it's a -- so -- have some drinks and stuff. Not so bad wonderful way to spend your weekend. So thank you so much for coming on the show initially. I'll thank you for having me I really appreciate it it's been a good time. Very very cool all right well that will do it for this edition a -- a -- intercom communications public affairs program I've been your host Ted Douglas. If -- nonprofit or public affairs organization they would like to let others know about please email me at microscope @entercom.com. An intercom starts as an. And please put met telescope in the subject line so it doesn't get snagged by my spam filter hoarding go directly to the station's website click on the community Lincoln to make your information there. Also we'd like to hear this program again you can visit our podcast page it may just go PDF stock com real find this -- the last couple months for the episodes. And please feel free to post to your FaceBook to MySpace your blog your. Google+ your Twitter whatever you got us trying get this information out to his many people as possible. Well thank you again Shelly thank you all so much for listening this is then. -- -- Game. No. -- I love the. And all the -- a little. It's.