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  • #GivingTuesday

    If you would like to donate to our 2019#GivingTuesday Campaign, please click on the events tab. Thank you!!!

  • A Run Through History 5K

    Grab your running shoes and a friend and join us for the 4th Annual A Run Through History 5K on Sunday, September 8, 2019 at the Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Park in Oyster Bay! Our 26th President will be there to start the race and stick around for photos at the finish line. Hope to see you there! Register of donate at: arunthroughhistory.org

  • Puppet Campaign Success!

    Our 4th annual Sponsor-A-Puppet campaign in memory of Jim Lassus was a smashing success! Our goal was 100 puppets, and thanks to the generosity of our donors, 151 puppets were sponsored!!! Thanks so much to everyone who donated!

  • 2019 Puppet Campaign

    Our 4th Annual Sponsor-A-Puppet in Memory of Jim Lassus is underway!  Several years ago our program was blessed with the addition of an amazing volunteer, Liz Lassus.  In fact, she was our 2014 Volunteer of the Year.  In her acceptance speech she thanked her husband, Jim, for his support of her volunteer activities.  Over the years Jim went from supporting Liz to becoming a volunteer in his own right.  Jim passed away quite suddenly in August 2015.  In lieu of flowers, donations to PeerPals.org were suggested.  This act of generosity in Jim’s memory raised enough money to sponsor more than a dozen play dates.

    To show our appreciation and find a way to honor Jim’s memory we have named the PeerPals.org welcome puppet Jim.  Each child is welcomed  into our program with a puppet.  This way they have a puppet pal to play with while they wait to be matched with a real pal.  Our puppet is a chef because at PeerPals.org, we’re “cooking” up friendships!  Each time we pack a puppet to send to a new family, we remember Jim and the gift of his friendship.

    Please consider a donation of $20 to sponsor a puppet that will be sent to welcome a new child to PeerPals.org.  Thank you for your support of our mission of inclusion for children with disabilities.

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