Two cute kids who support PeerPals.org!

Welcome to PeerPals.org! We are an organization dedicated to helping preschool age children with disabilities become part of their communities, one friendship at a time. Won't you join us?

  • Less than 6 weeks to get ready

    Just six weeks from yesterday will be the A Run Through History 5K in Oyster Bay to benefit PeerPals.org and HPSNetwork! On October 22, 2017, President Theodore Roosevelt (Jim Foote) will be at Theodore Roosevelt Park at 8:30 am to start the race. As you run through the beautiful hamlet of Oyster Bay you will pass many historic landmarks. The folks from Raynahm Hall will be there to cheer you on as you pass by their homestead. Please join us a a runner or volunteer. Just click the EVENTS tab to find the links to sign up. Looking forward to seeing you there!
  • Office Makeover

    Shout out to H2M architects + engineers for the donation of our fabulous office makeover! Thanks, too, to Officeworx Complete Office Furniture and Belleayre Office Systems Inc for the delivery & set up. Special thanks to H2M's Phil Bianco for making it all happen!!!
  • Happy Birthday to us!

    This month we are celebrating our 9th birthday! We are celebrating nine years of families who embrace our mission of inclusion for children with disabilities and share their incredible children with us. We began hosting group play dates in 2009, with just one that year and one the following year. Between January 2011 and July 2017, we have held 136 group play dates for our 522 families. Whether you are the parent of a pal, a volunteer, a donor, or all three, please help us celebrate our nine-year milestone with a donation of $9.00. Your donation of $9 will help children with disabilities by allowing PeerPals.org to provide more opportunities for inclusive play and to share our mission of inclusion with more communities. Just click on the events tab and become part of our Birthday Campaign! I know from countless conversations with parents that our inclusive play dates make a huge difference in the lives of the families we serve and we couldn't have done it without the support of folks like you, so thank you!
  • Sponsor a Puppet in honor of our friend, Jim

    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 our 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 into our program. Click on EVENTS.

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