Frequently Asked Questions
Below is a list of questions we are frequently asked and our answers. If you have other questions about TARC or would like more information feel free to click here to access our online contact form or feel free to give us a call at 785-232-0597.
What is TARC?
The families were all seeking to improve the lives of their children with intellectual disabilities. In the last sixty-three years, TARC has grown to serve over 2,500 individuals and families in the Topeka and Shawnee County area providing service, support and advocacy. Our programs and services include an infant-toddler program, adult and senior day services, case management, employment services, assistive technology and a self-determination program, the only of its kind in the state.
Is TARC an acronym?
What does TARC do?
What is TARC Industries?
How do I qualify for services at TARC?
Not sure if you qualify for the I/DD Waiver? Please contact the Shawnee County CDDO and click here to learn more about eligibility requirements.
How is TARC funded?
TARC has multiple funding/income sources. These include Fees for services, Governmental Income, Contributions and grants, Fundraising events and Production income. Click here to view TARC’s 2017 Annual Report.
If I donate to TARC, where does the money go?
Is my donation tax deductible?
TARC, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization. All contributions to TARC, Inc. are considered tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law. Donors should consult with their tax adviser regarding their gifts and deductions.
When you make a tax-deductible contribution on our site, we will send an acknowledgement of your contribution that can be used for tax purposes.
Questions? Contact Laura Marple, Finance Director or Cathy Konrade, Assistant Finance Director at 785.232.0597
How can I get involved with TARC?
We love our volunteers at TARC! We were founded 65 years ago thanks to a group of creative and dedicated volunteers. We continue to rely on volunteers with a multitude or talents and keep our organization strong and successful!
What is Winter Wonderland?
Winter Wonderland is a 2 mile holiday light display that runs from the Wednesday before Thanksgiving until December 31. Winter Wonderland is open nightly from 6 to 10 pm and is a SUGGESTED donation of $10 per car or $20 per bus. Donations benefit TARC programming. For more information about the event and how to become a sponsor please visit www.winterwonderlandtopeka.com
How do you volunteer at Winter Wonderland?
For more information about the event please visit www.winterwonderlandtopeka.com