IDDI
Upcoming Events

At IDDI, everything we do is outstanding—and our special events are no exception! When you attend one of our events, you are guaranteed to enjoy yourself, while at the same time knowing that your presence and participation directly benefit the deserving individuals that we love, serve, and support every day.

Leonard, Mulherin and Greene Spring Wine Tasting & Silent Auction
Tuesday Tours At IDDI
5K Road Race & Move-A-Thon
Family Day
Staff Appreciation Luncheon
Holiday Party
Parents Advisiory Group

Leonard, Mulherin and Greene Spring Wine Tasting & Silent Auction

Since its inception, our annual wine tasting and silent auction has quickly become a premier event. With fine wines, delicious food, outstanding entertainment, and great friends, this is an evening that you will long remember. Be forewarned though you will spend the next twelve months looking forward to the next one!

Thanks to our many sponsors and friends, the 2008 Leonard, Mulherin & Greene Spring Wine Tasting raised over $57,000 for ‘our kids’. Thanks again to everyone who contributed to, supported and joined us for a magical night of fun and entertainment!

And because this event seems to get better and better every year, you’ll want o mark your calendar now for Thursday, June 4, 2009; we’ll see you there next year.

For more information, contact the Director of Development, Dennis Farias at 508-644-3101, ext. 3758, or e-mail dfarias@iddicommunity.org.

Tuesday Tours At IDDI

These one-hour tours provide small groups and individuals with the opportunity not only to learn more about IDDI, but also to meet some of the children and adults that we serve, while experiencing many of the programs and services that we offer. Many of our guests have told us that their tour was truly life changing and have become supportive members of the IDDI family. All have come away with a deeper understanding and appreciation for the incredible commitment that our staff have for their work and the people they support.

2008 Tour Schedule

March 4 & 25
April 8 & 29
May 6 & 13
June 24
July 22 & 29
August 12 & 26
September 9 & 23
October 14 & 21
November 18
December 2

All tours begin promptly at 9am and conclude at 10am. Alternate dates and times are available by request.

For more information or to arrange a tour, contact the Director of Development, Dennis Farias at 508-644-3101, ext. 3758, or e-mail dfarias@iddicommunity.org.

5K Road Race & Move-A-Thon

Whether you're a serious runner looking for your next first-place trophy, or someone who loves a leisurely stroll on a beautiful New England day, you'll certainly enjoy this rural 3.1 mile course as it takes you through IDDI's picturesque 45-acre campus and beautiful surroundings. Games, prizes, food, and entertainment add the perfect touches to what is always a great day of fun for the whole family.

This year's 5k Road Race & Move-A-Thon is October 11, 2008.

For more information, to become a Sponsor, or to receive a registration form, contact the Director of Development, Dennis Farias at 508-644-3101, ext. 3758, or e-mail dfarias@iddicommunity.org.

Family Day

Each year our friends and families get together for a good old-fashioned day of food, fun, and entertainment. Every family deserves an annual reunion, and with a different theme every year, ours is always a blast! And with the official ‘Grand Opening’ of our new treehouse as part of the festivities, this year’s Family Day will be our most memorable yet. View pictures from Family Day 2007 here.

This year’s Family Day is September 7, 2008, beginning at 11:30 a.m. with the treehouse opening ceremony at 2:00 p.m..

For more information, contact the Director of Development, Dennis Farias at 508-644-3101, ext. 3758, or e-mail dfarias@iddicommunity.org.

Staff Appreciation Luncheon

At the heart of all successful organizations are the people that make everything happen. At IDDI, this is especially true of our wonderful staff. "Caring," "giving," and "selfless" are words that can only begin to describe their commitment to the individuals that they work with each and every day. Our team of well-trained and dedicated staff works hard and gives so much of themselves all year long, and we are always pleased to be able to recognize them all at this year-end special event in their honor. The 2007 Luncheon was a time of joy, appreciation, and gratitude. The Luncheon is also the time when we honor our Employees of the Year. This year's Staff Appreciation Luncheon will be held on December 12, 2008.

For more information, contact the Director of Development, Dennis Farias at 508-644-3101, ext. 3758, or e-mail dfarias@iddicommunity.org.

Holiday Party

In early January, each of our homes hold their own holiday party so that staff, families, and individuals can share quality time together at a festive time of year. Each party is highlighted by a special visit from our “Gingerbread man” and his helpful “Gingersnaps” as they spread cheer and joy across the IDDI campus delivering presents to one and all. Everyone had a great time at our 2008 Holiday Party, and the joyful expressions on our residents' faces were priceless.

For more information, contact the Director of Development, Dennis Farias at 508-644-3101, ext. 3758, or e-mail dfarias@iddicommunity.org.