Celebration of Community

2023 Celebration of Community

Celebrating 65 Years of Serving Our Community

 

Bridgewell’s third annual Celebration of Community, a series of activities connecting participants from our programs with our partners and supporters in the communities we serve, kicked off with a Family Fun Day and a Day of Service. This year, we’re also celebrating 65 years of serving our communities.

Bridgewell’s Family Fun Day started the month-long celebration on October 7 at our Headquarters! Close to 150 people in Bridgewell’s services, their family members, and Bridgewell staff came together for lunch and enjoyed music by DJ Bethany, games, crafts, a photo booth and more. Delicious pizza was provided by Bridgewell’s Employment Partner, Captain Pizza in Middleton. The event was organized by Bridgewell’s Development & Marketing Department, Family Support Center, and Recreation Department.

“We could not have asked for a better turnout for Family Fun Day! It was truly a remarkable event and the energy inside was joyful and electric,” said Jessica Almeida, Vice President of Day Habilitation and Community Engagement. “Seeing so many people collaborate to make this special day happen for Bridgewell members and families made me feel incredibly proud to be a part of the Bridgewell team.”

For the third year in a row, many members of the Bridgewell community volunteered at Newhall Fields Community Farm (NFCF) in Peabody for Bridgewell’s Celebration of Community Day of Service on October 10.

“The opportunity to volunteer at the farm means so much to us at Bridgewell,” said President and CEO Christopher Tuttle. “The people we have the privilege of serving love the chance to give back in a meaningful way that will benefit others in our community. It’s also a chance for the people and staff in our different programs to get to know each other.”

More than 50 people, including people from Bridgewell’s autism day programs, disability services, housing and employment programs, and staff, as well as partners from neighboring company JEOL, assisted with fall harvest work at the farm.

Projects included seed harvesting, spreading out hay, cleaning garlic, planting strawberries, and filling a new greenhouse floor with seven tons of gravel! The work not only benefited the farm, a nonprofit organization in Peabody, but also supported Citizens Inn’s Haven from Hunger, which receives fresh produce from the farm.

Thank you to our sponsors!

Holden Filling Station | Peabody, MA

Wyoma Chapter
Lynn

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