Two cute kids who support PeerPals.org!

Welcome to PeerPals.org! We are an organization dedicated to helping preschool age children with disabilities become part of their communities, one friendship at a time. Won't you join us?

  • Happy Birthday to us!

    This month we are celebrating our 9th birthday! We are celebrating nine years of families who embrace our mission of inclusion for children with disabilities and share their incredible children with us. We began hosting group play dates in 2009, with just one that year and one the following year. Between January 2011 and July 2017, we have held 136 group play dates for our 522 families. Whether you are the parent of a pal, a volunteer, a donor, or all three, please help us celebrate our nine-year milestone with a donation of $9.00. Your donation of $9 will help children with disabilities by allowing PeerPals.org to provide more opportunities for inclusive play and to share our mission of inclusion with more communities. Just click on the events tab and become part of our Birthday Campaign! I know from countless conversations with parents that our inclusive play dates make a huge difference in the lives of the families we serve and we couldn't have done it without the support of folks like you, so thank you!
  • Sponsor a Puppet in honor of our friend, Jim

    Several years ago our program was blessed with the addition of an amazing volunteer, Liz Lassus. In fact, she was our 2014 Volunteer of the Year. In her acceptance speech she thanked her husband, Jim, for his support of her volunteer activities. Over the years Jim went from supporting Liz to becoming a volunteer in his own right. Jim passed away quite suddenly in August 2015. In lieu of flowers, donations to PeerPals.org were suggested. This act of generosity in Jim's memory raised enough money to sponsor more than a dozen play dates. To show our appreciation and find a way to honor Jim's memory we have named the our welcome puppet Jim. Each child is welcomed into our program with a puppet. This way they have a puppet pal to play with while they wait to be matched with a real pal. Our puppet is a chef because at PeerPals.org, we're "cooking" up friendships! Each time we pack a puppet to send to a new family, we remember Jim and the gift of his friendship. Please consider a donation of $20 to sponsor a puppet that will be sent to welcome a new child into our program. Click on EVENTS.
  • Team-Up-Tuesdays

    Make-a-Match Mondays are so much fun, we've decided to add Team-Up-Tuesdays! The goal of both alliterative days is the same, to find a new friend for every child who wants to make a friend. So please share our program with your family and friends who have children ages two, three, four or five years old. We are building communities of inclusion for preschoolers with disabilities, please join us!
  • Make-a-Match Mondays are back!

    It's Monday and that means we are making matches! There is nothing better than finding a match for one of our pals. The feedback from our matches has been overwhelmingly positive. Some pals are matched the very first week they sign up, however some pals will age out of our program never having been matched. You can help make sure everyone can meet a new friend by sharing our program with all of your friends and family. It's a bonus if they have children ages 2,3,4 or 5!

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