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Paulette Anjorin Community Service Award

Robert Canuel receives the Paulette Anjorin Community Service Award Thursday, August 10, 2017 Bob Canuel, our Executive Director of Strategic Partnerships, was honored and recognized by the Department of Developmental Services' Urban Youth Collaborative Program (UYCP) during a celebration and awards ceremony at the Massachusetts State House on August 10, 2017.  He received the Paulette Anjorin Community Service Award for his work with urban youth and his crucial role in developing the Center for Community Engagement at the Resiliency Preparatory School in Fall River, Massachusetts.  Bob has proven himself to be a longtime proponent of creative program development and collaboration. The [...]

August 10, 2017|News, Past Events|

Steven E. Collins Leadership Award

Chavahya Soto receives the Steven E. Collins Leadership Award Thursday, August 10, 2017 Congratulations are in order for Chavahya Soto, a staff person from People Incorporated's Day Services Program at Riggenbach Road and a former Resiliency Preparatory Academy student, who was recognized by the Department of Developmental Services' Urban Youth Collaborative Program (UYCP) at the Massachusetts State House on Thursday, August 10, 2017.  Chavahya received the Steven E. Collins Leadership Award in recognition of her passion and dedication to promoting the UYCP program through various speaking engagements, and because her compassion to those with a disability was a role model [...]

August 10, 2017|News, Past Events|

2017 Wine Tasting Event

People, Incorporated celebrated its 14th Annual Wine Tasting Event on Thursday, May 11, welcoming nearly 400 supporters and friends who gathered at the Cultural Center in Fall River. Guests sipped fine wines and spirits while sampling dishes generously provided by local restaurants. As the Agency’s largest fundraiser to support all of its programs and community activities, the Wine Tasting Event this year raised more than $45,000. This funding helps the Agency provide additional community support and unique opportunities to people with life challenges. As in years past, BayCoast Bank was the event’s Diamond Sponsor, the highest level of support. In [...]

June 27, 2017|Past Events|

The 2016 Jack Rua Invitational was a Great Success!

The Diabetes Association, Inc., (DAI) a program of People, Incorporated, hosted The Jack Rua Invitational on August 15, 2016 at the Crestwood Country Club in Rehoboth, MA. This annual event is held in honor of Jack Rua, one of the founding partners of the Rua-Dumont-Audet Insurance Agencies. Serving for many years as its President, the DAI held a special place in Jack’s heart and we are honored to host this event each year, the proceeds of which go directly to the programs and services of the DAI including the Jack Rua Camp for Children with Diabetes. Camp Jack is a [...]

September 6, 2016|News, Past Events|

2016 Wine Tasting Event

People, Incorporated celebrates their 13th Anniversary Premier Wine Tasting Event. People, Incorporated welcomed over 300 supporters and friends who gathered at the Cultural Center in Fall River on Thursday, May 12, 2016 for their 13th Annual Wine Tasting Event. Guests enjoyed fine wines and cordials and had the pleasure of sampling some of the most delicious foods provided by our generous, local restaurants. This event was sponsored by our Diamond Sponsor, BayCoast Bank, and this year, as in past years, thanks to our generous sponsors and guests, we exceeded projected expectations! Over the past thirteen years, this event has raised [...]

May 27, 2016|News, Past Events|

Miles for SMILES 8th Annual 5K Road Race and Walk

FALL RIVER, MA - People, Incorporated held its 8th Annual Miles for SMILES 5K Road Race and Walk on March 13th on Ring Road at UMass Dartmouth. This year, the event featured a 1K fun-run for kids and over 125 runners registered for the event! All registered runners and registered walkers were chip-timed and received a long- sleeve t-shirt and gift bag. This family-friendly fundraiser supports the Agency’s school-based mentoring program, SMILES, in the Southcoast. “Our greatest challenge continues to be obtaining sustainable funding necessary to properly support SMILES so that we can continue to provide quality programming throughout schools [...]

April 8, 2016|Past Events|

People, Incorporated to be part of PBS Special!

When People, Incorporated collaborated with the dynamic start-up group from Sproutel, we knew great things were going to happen! Through the Diabetes Association, a program of People, Incorporated, and these two organizations created significant opportunities for children in our community, afflicted with Type 1 Diabetes, by introducing kids to Jerry the Bear. Jerry the Bear, Sproutel’s interactive, plush teddy bear, is a best friend for children newly diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes. This one-of-a-kind teddy bear helps kids master their medical procedures, from counting carbs to monitoring their blood sugar levels - all through interactive play. Pamela O’Neill, Vice President [...]

July 15, 2015|News, Past Events|

People, Incorporated celebrates their 12th Anniversary Premier Wine Tasting Event.

People, Incorporated welcomed over 400 supporters and friends who gathered at the Cultural Center in Fall River on Thursday, May 14, 2015 for their 12th Annual Wine Tasting Event. Guests enjoyed fine wines and cordials and had the pleasure of sampling some of the most delicious foods provided by our generous, local restaurants. This event was sponsored by our Diamond Sponsor, BayCoast Bank, and thanks to our generous sponsors and guest, we exceeded projected fundraising expectations! Over the past eleven years, this event has raised more than $400,000 to support our community activities and programs. Enormous gratitude goes to BayCoast [...]

June 12, 2015|Past Events|

The 7th Annual Miles for SMILES 5K Road Race and Walk Tremendous Success!

FALL RIVER, MA - The SouthCoast Mentoring Initiative for Learning, Education and Service, Inc., otherwise known as SMILES, a program of People, Incorporated, hosted its 7th Annual Miles for SMILES 5K Road Race and Walk on Sunday March 22, 2015 at UMass Dartmouth. While this event has taken place seven years in a row, this was SMILES’ inaugural 5K Road Race. “The inclusion of a certified, chip-timed 5K Road Race was important to us this year. As we challenged our community, our neighbors, family and friends to help bring in funding, spread awareness of this event as well as SMILES, [...]

March 25, 2015|Past Events|

Great to be a Patriots ‘Difference Maker’

I remember getting a call from SMILES Coordinator Aaron Hubley telling me he submitted my name to the New England Patriots for an award. I said, “Thanks, it would be an honor.” Next thing I knew, he called me back and said I won, they chose me and I would be getting a call from the Patriots. I have to admit it kind of blew my mind at that point. Later that day, the Patriots Charitable Foundation called me and told me I was the recipient of the Patriots Difference Maker Award and that a ceremony would be held at [...]

February 2, 2015|News, Past Events|