On Thursday, October 28th the MDS Children’s Service Coordination team put together a thank-you brunch for the employees of Kennedy Information in Peterborough. For ten years Kennedy employees have been sponsoring MDS families at Christmas, making the holidays more joyful for many in need in our region.

kennedyoct2010brunch6“Every year the folks at Kennedy raise money for this project, their MDS Christmas fund, with ice cream socials, potlucks, hot dog fests, barbecues, picnics…all so they can buy toys, books, gift cards, and clothing for needy MDS families,” said Lynn Yeiter, CSC Supervisor. Lynn is pictured here with Anne Griffin, HR director at Kennedy Information. “It’s our turn to treat the wonderful people at Kennedy to thank them for all that they have done.”

kennedyoct2010brunch1For brunch Kennedy employees were treated to a delicious spread including quesadillas, a selection of quiches, salad, soup, chips and dips, scones, desserts and mulled cider. Likewise, the CSC team had a treat with the Kennedy employees Halloween costume contest. The winner of the contest, with a creative portrayal of a Cereal Killer, immediately returned her prize of a Dunkin' Donuts gift card to the MDS Christmas fund.

In 2008 Kennedy Information employees received the Dennis DiTullio MDS Citizen of Honor award, recognizing enthusiastic support, dedication and tireless work in assisting individuals and families with developmental and other disabilities. Their good work continues.