Richmond Proudly Announces Funfest 2011

With Funfest 2011 we will mark 28 years of celebrating our differing abilities. Funfest is an exciting day for individuals with significant intellectual and physical disabilities to enjoy an array of outdoor activities together with family and friends, including a barbeque picnic, sports, games, arts, and entertainment.

The June 5th event is open to the participation of donors and volunteers. Donors have an opportunity to support Funfest by taking an ad in the journal, which this year is dedicated to Peter and Debbie Kahn, for their generosity and longtime support of events such as Funfest, which has enriched the lives of all the individuals in our programs. “Through Debbie’s friendship with Susan and Stuart Goldman, whose daughter Paley has been supported by Richmond for over thirty years, the Kahns have gained a profound appreciation for the quality of care Richmond provides,” notes Paula Barbag, Director of Marketing and Development for Richmond Community Services Foundation.

Donors can also become sponsors of Funfest at different levels, which are outlined at www.richmondcommserv.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/01/Funfest-Contribution-and-Sponsorship-Form-2011-final.pdf.

Once again volunteers can make a meaningful difference by becoming a “Buddy for the Day” and giving the priceless gift of companionship to one individual. More than 100 of the people we support will not have a family member on hand to participate, but through the generosity of our volunteers, these residents can still share the day with a special person. Volunteers can also help with games, activities, concessions, prizes and more.

This year there is an easy and fun way for people who support Richmond Community Services to donate and help raise money. www.Firstgiving.com/Richmond is a website that allows volunteers to create their own webpage through which their friends and family can make donations directly to Richmond.

For more information please contact Lindsay Mitcher at 914.471.4161 or lmitcher@richmondcommserv.org.