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Providing services to individuals with intellectual and developmental
disabilities since 1956

How Your Support Helps

Your donation makes a difference! Please give as generously as you can to our Annual Appeal!

Thank you in advance for your generous donation.


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Opportunities for Inclusion, 56 Chestnut Street, Waltham, MA 02453

Thank You!

As a donor, you help make life success stories like these possible:

Danny, an employee in our Group Supported Employment Program, works in the cafeteria dishroom at Babson College. While in high school, Danny participated in our School to Work Transitions Program and graduated in 2015. Opportunities for Inclusion support has helped him to develop job skills and to be successful in his job. Danny takes pride in his work and in earning a paycheck, which helps him to be more independent and self-sufficient.


Elizabeth is a participant in our Community Based Day Supports Program, which emphasizes community activities and involvement. With staff support, she volunteers weekly to deliver Meals on Wheels to Waltham residents. Elizabeth also shops for and delivers supplies to local food pantries through our Rotary-Opportunities for Inclusion Food Pantry Project. Recently she sorted and re-packaged diaper donations at Diaper Depot in Waltham for distribution to needy families.

"I'm happy that I can help people," Elizabeth said recently.
Renee has worked at Walgreens for over 21 years. She walks to work and always arrives on time and ready to work hard. Her managers at Walgreens consistently call her one of their best employees. "I like working with my co-workers and helping the customers," Renee said recently. She takes pride in her work and in earning a paycheck, and her family is very proud.

Renee receives support from a job coach at Opportunities for Inclusion. Her job coach visits weekly to check in and make sure Renee understands any new tasks involved in her job.

Recently, Renee received the John L. Battaglino Award of Excellence, an award given every year at our Annual Meeting in memory of John Battaglino, a beloved longtime supporter and benefactor of our agency. The award was presented to Renee by members of the Battaglino Family, who were proud to note that this is the first time the award was given to a participant in our programs.

Enriching activities like art, music, cooking and nutrition (and NEW last summer -- Sailing with Community Boating's 'Sailing for All' Universal Access Program!) help to build skills and develop community connections that are so important to quality of life.

With your support, we've created life-changing opportunities for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities in our community.

Your generous donation allows us to provide the highest quality programs and services to more than 300 individuals we serve annually.

Your tax-deductible gift of:

  • $1,000 will help purchase adaptive equipment that promotes independence
  • $500 will provide job coaching and support to adults working in jobs at group supported sites at local universities and in competitive jobs at more than twelve local businesses
  • $300 will allow high school students to visit job sites and explore career options
  • $250 will support trips in our accessible van to volunteer at food pantries and other sites in the community, and visit educational and recreation sites
  • $150 will provide a life-enhancing session of music therapy, art therapy or healthy cooking and nutrition
  • $100 will allow 6 individuals to attend a college basketball game through our Recreation Program
  • $50 will help purchase program supplies
  • $25 will purchase iPad applications to help build communication skills
Opportunities for Inclusion has been working in the Waltham community for over 63 years. With the support of donors like you, we've created opportunities that are second to none for our friends, relatives and neighbors with disabilities. We hope you will make a generous donation today to ensure our continued success.
Opportunities for Inclusion, Inc. | 56 Chestnut Street | Waltham, Massachusetts 02453 | 781-899-1344 |

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