Music is an integral part of life at L’Arche. From singing songs around the dinner table, to spontaneous dance parties in the kitchen, to music videos playing on repeat, our homes are full of the sound of music.
Below are five popular songs that you might hear if you spend some time in a L’Arche home in the United States! We have also highlighted a lyric or two that we think speaks to our sense of community and culture at L’Arche.
Enjoy and help us celebrate 50 years of celebrating music at L’Arche with a donation today!
1. That’s What Friends Are For – Dionne Warwick
Lyrics: For good times and bad times, I’ll be on your side forever more, That’s what friends are for
Reason: At L’Arche, we build authentic friendships and care for one another through the ups and downs. That’s community!
2. Dancing Queen – ABBA
Lyrics: Everything is fine, You’re in the mood for a dance, And when you get the chance, You are the dancing queen
Reason: You know that good feeling that just makes you want to dance? That’s L’Arche!
3. This Little Light of Mine
Lyrics: Let it shine, let it shine, let it shine
Reason: We support our people to shine bright! Everyone has a gift to share with the world.
4. Uptown Funk – Mark Ronson feat. Bruno Mars
Lyrics: Say my name, you know who I am
Reason: Actually, many people struggle to pronounce our French name, L’Arche.
5. Lean on Me – Bill Withers
Lyrics: I’ll help you carry on, For it won’t be long, Till I’m gonna need somebody to lean on
Reason: At L’Arche, the relationships we create are mutual. People with and without intellectual disabilities care for and lean on each other!
Thanks to you, L’Arche has been bringing people with and without intellectual disabilities in the United States together to sing and dance for over 50 years! Will you help us continue for another 50 more?
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