Road to Responsibility (RTR; http://roadtoresponsibility.org), which serves individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities, announced that their 32nd annual (and first virtual) Making Lives Better Gala, held Sept. 24, raised 25 percent more than its goal.
This year RTR highlighted the importance of the job placement program to the organization’s individuals, and pointed out that many of them continued in their roles throughout the height of the pandemic. Videos shown during the event can be seen on the RTR website at https://roadtoresponsibility.org/who-we-are/video-gallery/.
The net amount raised was achieved in part as a result of the generosity of two of the gala’s top sponsors: Xerox Business Solutions and VHS Transportation Company, Inc. and Patriot Investment Corp. Additionally, an anonymous donor offered a $50,000-challenge grant, which matches any donation of $2,500 and below (up to $50,000). Mobile bidding also contributed to the total, with prizes that included a Whiskey Wheelbarrow and a new Craft Beer Barrel.
Additional sponsors of the evening included the Benoit and Parsons Family; Eastern Bank; M&T Bank; Unicorn Realty; A.W. Perry; Mr. & Mrs. Bob & Michele Brait; Copeland Family Foundation, Inc.; Susan & Bob Sullivan; Black Rock Advertising & South Shore Magazine; Dr. Chris White & Ms. Treva Sabin-White; Ms. Pattricia Clark; Sesco Realty Trust; Sigma Mechanical Services; South Shore Bank; PLAN of Massachusetts & Rhode Island, Inc; Hingham Jewelers; HUB International; Marcum LLP; Liberty Bay Credit Union; Baker, Braverman & Barbadoro; Callahan/Hoffman Co.; Eileen Fitzgibbons; HarborOne Bank; Legacy Resnik, LLC; Tim & Jody Nash; Philadelphia Insurance Companies: Rockland Trust; Marisa & Terry Ronan; and Signet Electronic Systems, Inc.
There is still time to support Road to Responsibility’s 32nd Annual Gala with a donation. Checks can be mailed to 1831 Ocean St. in Marshfield or made online via credit card: https://roadtoresponsibility.ejoinme.org/MLB2020.