Atlantic City, NJ – December 19, 2022 – Just in time for the holidays, the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City has adopted 10 families through The Arc of Atlantic County’s Holiday Partners Program. Hard Rock’s team of “Elves” were given names of individuals and families who receive services through The Arc of Atlantic County. They carefully shopped for and selected gifts for each family member. Wrapped gifts were picked up by The Arc and loaded onto their truck on Thursday, Dec. 15.


“We are humbled to partner with The Arc of Atlantic County to help local residents enjoy the holidays,” noted Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City Senior Vice President of Operations Michael Sampson. “None of this would be possible without the generosity of our team members who truly embody our core motto to Love All – Serve ALL.”


The Arc of Atlantic County’s Annual Holiday Partners Program seeks the help of businesses and community members each year to make the holidays a little brighter, by providing holiday meals and gifts for more than 150 people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) and their families living in Atlantic County.


Holiday Partners represent members of the community; including businesses, individuals, families, schools, community groups, service organizations, employee resource groups, and others, who epitomize the spirit of giving, by providing meals, gifts and monetary assistance to individuals and families who would otherwise go without.


“We are grateful for this partnership, and for those volunteers who work so hard to make the holidays a little brighter for people who live with an intellectual or developmental disability,” said Rebecca Reed, Director of Clinical Services at The Arc of Atlantic County. “Caring for a family member with IDD can be challenging for families at any income level, but when you add single-parenthood or a single-income to the situation, the holidays can become overwhelming.”


Donations for Holiday Partners are being accepted through Dec. 23. Visit, or mail a check to The Arc of Atlantic County, ATTN: Holiday Partners, 6550 Delilah Road, Suite 101, Egg Harbor Township, NJ 08234. Holiday Partners donations are used to purchase holiday meals, gifts, and gift cards for those in need.


For more information, please contact Mary Ruley Moyer, Director of Development and Community Outreach, at 609.485.0800 ext. 135 or by email at


About The Arc of Atlantic County

The Arc of Atlantic County works to improve the lives of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities in our community. Through direct services, advocacy, education and prevention activities, we work in partnership with individuals and their families to make choices possible about how and where they live, learn, play and work. The Arc of Atlantic County serves nearly 800 individuals and their families annually and is accredited by The Council on Quality and Leadership.


Please Note: The Arc is not an acronym; always refer to us as The Arc, not The ARC and never ARC. The Arc should be considered as a title or a phrase.

Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City

With the legendary Atlantic City Boardwalk as its backdrop, Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City has become Atlantic City’s go-to entertainment destination. The property features an award-winning gaming floor that offers 2,250 slots, 120 table games, and dedicated Sportsbook, which has been recognized in Casino Player Magazine’s 2020 Best of Gaming Awards and USA Today’s 10Best Casinos. Boasting more than fifteen food and beverage offerings, guests are able to enjoy fine dining at Council Oak Steaks & Seafood, Kuro, Sandpiper, and Il Mulino, to casual fare at Hard Rock Cafe, YOUYU Noodle Bar, Sugar Factory and Fresh Harvest Buffet. The music-inspired resort offers guests a glimpse into the world’s most valuable and largest music memorabilia collection, along with services from Rock Spa® & Salon, which offers rhythm and music inspired treatments like the Soul Survivor Massage. With more than 150,000 square feet of meeting and event space, Hard Rock Atlantic City can fit any bill from intimate board meetings to large-scale conferences. For more information including continued updates on the Safe + Sound protocols or to book your stay, please visit


About Hard Rock®

Hard Rock International (HRI) is one of the most globally recognized companies with venues in over 70 countries spanning 265 locations that include owned/licensed or managed Rock Shops®, Live Performance Venues and Cafes. HRI also launched a joint venture named Hard Rock Digital in 2020, an online sportsbook, retail sportsbook and internet gaming platform. Beginning with an Eric Clapton guitar, Hard Rock owns the world’s largest and most valuable collection of authentic music memorabilia at more than 86,000 pieces, which are displayed at its locations around the globe. In 2022, Hard Rock Hotels was honored as the number one brand in Outstanding Guest Satisfaction for the second year in a row among Upper Upscale Hotels in J.D. Power’s North America Hotel Guest Satisfaction Study. This designation is the fourth consecutive year the iconic brand has been among top brands in this category. HRI is the first privately-owned gaming company designated U.S. Best Managed Company by Deloitte Private and The Wall Street Journal for the second year. Hard Rock was also honored as one of Forbes’ Best Employers for Women, Diversity and New Grads and a Top Large Employer in the Travel & Leisure, Gaming, and Entertainment Industry. In 2021, Hard Rock Hotels & Casinos received first place ranking in the Casino Gaming Executive Satisfaction Survey conducted by Bristol Associates Inc. and Spectrum Gaming Group for six of the last seven years. For more information on Hard Rock International, visit or