Your donations provide funding to have special gatherings call Friendly Connections for adults with disabilities at the Christopher P. Dunne Visitor’s Center at Breakheart Reservation, Saugus, MA. During the year, there are several gatherings with friends and past members of the YIPI program who knew Christopher.
One of our foundation’s missions is to help gain access for the disabled. It was one of Christopher’s top concerns. Each year the foundation, with your donations and an army of volunteers, throw a holiday party where food, Karaoke and dancing for young adults with disabilities to get together and meet new friends and socialize. If you would like to volunteer to help with this annual event please contact us.
Through your generous donations to the C.P. Dunne Foundation, a team of volunteers constructed a 'Ranger's Station' located at the entrance of Breakheart Reservation. Besides keeping the rangers safe and dry during inclement weather, it will make the area more user friendly and provide information to returning visitors and newcomers alike. The large green door allows accessible entry and the large windows give Ranger's excellent visibility to the entrance of the 600 acre park where families, walkers and pets can enjoy year round.The outdoor lighting and flowered window boxes add an attractive touch to this pine covered 'Ranger's Station'.
The Ranger's Station
Fully Accessible Visitors Center doors with help from our supporters!
The Christopher P. Dunne Foundation worked with the Department of Conservation and Recreation partnership matching fund program to install automatic handicapped door openers at the Christopher P. Dunne Visitors Center located at Breakheart Reservation in Saugus, MA. It was the final step to make the visitor’s center independently accessible to ALL. The foundation would like to extend their heartfelt thanks to all of you who supported this project! A total of $2,500.00 was raised and consequently matched by the state to make this project a reality. If you haven’t seen the CPD Visitor’s center yet , Stop by when you have a chance, its truly an amazing place. Fun For the whole Family!
Christopher P. Dunne Visitor Center
Coco talks about Visitor's Center
Your donations helped with the purchase of materials to be able to add a ramp for someone who recently lost the ability to walk and needed to start using a wheelchair. Mary did not want to move from her home that she has lived in for decades. Volunteers gave their time to construct a ramp leading to the front entrance to her home.