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Perkins’ RIAD Receives $3k from the Petco Foundation

The Petco Foundation recognizes Perkins Rein in a Dream program for its success in working to enhance the lives of children, youth, and adults by providing therapeutic, educational, and recreational experiences with animals.

Rein in a Dream (RIAD) has received a Helping Heroes grant of $3,000 from the Petco Foundation, which will enable them to continue to provide high-quality care to the 12 horses who work in the program, providing service and connection to program participants every day.

Feel free to stop by and say “hi” to members of the Rein in a Dream team and some animal friends at the Leominster, MA Petco on Saturday, October 12 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

To read the full press release, click here.

Recognition Day, Perkins Celebrates its Students

Perkins Recognition Day Perkins Celebrates its Students Lancaster, MA – On Saturday, June 15, 2019, Perkins held its annual Recognition Day Ceremony on their campus at 971 Main Street in Lancaster. Twenty-two students from across the state were recognized for their achievements over this past academic year. Secretary Marylou Sudders, of the Massachusetts Executive OfficeContinue Reading

Perkins Recognition Day Honorees Announced

  On Saturday, June 15, 2019 at 10 AM, Perkins will hold its annual Recognition Day Ceremony to celebrate the achievements and accomplishments of their students throughout the 2018-2019 academic year. 23 students from across the state will be recognized. All activities will be held at Perkins, 971 Main Street in Lancaster, Massachusetts. The ceremonyContinue Reading

Perkins Golf Tournament Raffle & Auction is Live!

Happy spring! The Perkins 16th Annual Golf Tournament is just around the corner and our jam-packed raffle and online auction are live. Over 50 chances to win incredible prizes while supporting Perkins. Raffle tickets are $20 and can be purchased online here, in-person from Kristin in the Janeway office, Donna at the Manor building, the AdultsContinue Reading

Perkins Announces 16th Annual Golf Tournament

The Perkins 16th Annual Golf Tournament will be held at Sterling National Country Club on Tuesday, May 21, 2019, followed by a reception and dinner on the Perkins Campus. The announcement comes with a call for sponsors, donors, and golfers for the event. If you’re interested in becoming a golfer, sponsor, or raffle prize donor,Continue Reading

The Perkins 2018 Annual Report

We’re excited to share the Perkins’ 2018 Annual Report with all of you, featuring profiles of individuals that represent the unique voices and diverse contributions of our community. Thank you for celebrating Perkins – a community which is brighter and stronger because of people like you. Enjoy! Check out our “thanks” video from us to youContinue Reading

Meet Captain Zach

Zach, a Perkins adult resident, is a remarkable young man with a zest for life and a myriad of passions, but he’s not able to be fully independent. So this year we ask you, our supporters, what if your adult child couldn’t care for himself? Zach, 33, was diagnosed as autistic at an early age.Continue Reading

Perkins’ Annual Evening Under the Stars Gala Online Auction is Live!

Perkins’ Annual Evening Under the Stars Gala is only a few days away and our online auction is live! Don’t miss out on your chance to bid on some incredible items and unique experiences. New England Patriots tickets, Red Sox tickets, a whisky trio, Magnums of wine, golf foursomes, fine dining experiences, a handful of fabulous getaways, andContinue Reading

Perkins Hires Director of Organizational Advancement

Perkins announces the addition of Naomi Reville LeBlanc as the organization’s new Director of Organizational Advancement. In this capacity, Ms. LeBlanc will steer the organization’s fundraising, communications, and marketing strategies. She joins Perkins with over 10 years of experience working in development and communications within the anti-hunger arena. “Naomi brings an abundance of knowledge andContinue Reading

Perkins Announces 2018 Recognition Day Honorees

On Saturday, June 16, 2018, the Doctor Franklin Perkins School will hold its annual Recognition Day Ceremony to celebrate the accomplishments of its students throughout the 2017-2018 academic year.  In addition, the following five individuals will be recognized for their contributions in the fields of education, public and community service, and service to the childrenContinue Reading