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  • High School Volunteer Recruitment Night

    We will be holding a Volunteer Recruitment Night for high school students seeking service hours, on Wednesday, February 28, 2018, at 7:30 pm in our office at 123 Audrey Avenue, Oyster Bay. Please join us to learn more about our program, volunteer opportunities, leadership opportunities and check our our amazing sensory friendly play space! Call 516-922-4300 or email info@peerpals.org to RSVP.
  • Thank you, Marc Gerber

    It is with great sadness that we share the news of the passing of Marc Gerber, a long time member of our Board of Directors. Marc was a kind man who shared his time and talents with our organization in many ways. His expertise as an attorney served the organization well when writing our by-laws and negotiating the lease on our office space. Marc helped shape the vision of PeerPals.org as we grew and could always be counted on to lend a hand or give an encouraging word. I feel incredibly blessed to have had the opportunity to know and work with him. Our deepest sympathy goes out to his family.
  • Thank you Marine Corps Toys for Tots!

    Today was an amazing day at the PeerPals.org office in Oyster Bay! The U.S. Marine Corps Toys for Tots program provided $10,000 worth of sensory friendly toys and outfitted a state of the art Sensory Room. The generosity of the Toys for Tots program has allowed us to expand the opportunities we can offer to the families we serve. Not only do we match pals for individual play dates in their own communities and host group play dates in developmentally appropriate settings, we now offer small group play dates in our own sensory friendly play space. Thank you to SSgt. Quinton and LCpl O'Neill, who came to play with some of our pals! Thanks, too, Town of Oyster Bay Supervisor, Joseph Saladino and Councilman Louis Imbroto for joining us as we dedicated our new Sensory Room and to Father Alex Tosi for his blessing on our new play space.
  • #GivingTuesday

    #GivingTuesday is a global giving movement that occurs each year on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving. It was designed to celebrate and encourage philanthropy. For me, #GivingTuesday has become a day for reflection on those organizations that hold a special place in my heart. If PeerPals.org is one of those organizations for you and your family, please consider donating to this year's campaign. Click on the EVENTS tab for the donation page link. Thanks for helping us share the gift of inclusion this holiday season and all year long.

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