Your donations provide funding to have special gatherings for adults with disabilities at the Christopher P. Dunne Visitor's Center at Breakheart Reservation in Saugus. There was a grand birthday celebration that was held with friends of the past members of YIPI - Youth in Preparation for Independence program. We help gain access for the disabled. One of Christopher's top concern was access for all. The Foundation efforts to address this is part of their mission. Each year the foundation, with your donations and an army of volunteers throw a year holiday partry where food, karaoke and dancing for young adults with disabilities can get together and have a great time. At the end of the party there is a countdown for the New Year. If you want to volunteer to help with thes events please contact us.
Over a decade ago, Christopher wanted to have a holiday party with enough room to have everyone get together.
This idea came to him after a holiday party that was held in a church basement in a room twenty five feet long and twenty feet wide was just not enough space for young adults with disabilities in wheelchairs crutches and walkers to move around.
Christopher asked his grandfather 'Grampy', who was a member of the Melrose Elks, if we could have a party there. The annual holiday gala began. An army of volunteers setup the room, serve a full dinner and then clear the floor for karaoke, dancing and singing. Prizes are given out and awards are given. To this day, each holiday season, the party is one of the highlights of the year. Christopher's event continues on in his memory.
Enriching the lives of young adults with disabilities & their families.