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Old Navy Dedham Partners with Toward Independent Living and Learning

As part of Old Navy’s commitment to making a difference in their local communities, the Dedham retail store team has donated the funds raised through their annual Easter Egg Hunt to Toward Independent Living and Learning, Inc. (TILL), a human service agency based in Dedham, MA.  

The event featured an Easter Egg Hunt with face-painting, coloring and other fun activities throughout the day.    

 “We are thrilled that our Dedham neighbors have chosen to partner with us through their volunteer efforts.  We appreciate not only the donation, but their energy and enthusiasm for their fundraiser and support of our mission.” commented Dafna Krouk-Gordon, Founder and President of TILL, Inc.  Toward Independent Living and Learning, a not-for-profit human service agency, provides residential, clinical, family support services and day and vocational programs to meet the needs of individuals of all ages with acquired brain injuries, mental health issues, developmental disabilities, Asperger's Syndrome and those on the autism spectrum. 

Michael Lemire, Old Navy Dedham’s Store Manager, explained that his team of associates chose TILL as the recipient of their fundraising and volunteer efforts and plan to continue their involvement, lending a hand at a fun event hosted by TILL’s Autism Support Center for children and their families.  Lemire noted “Our staff and I are honored to be working with such a great local organization.  We hope to continue the partnership in many ways in the future.”

John Doe April 20, 2013 at 02:55 PM
Be careful with your donations. These non-profits are in fact very profitable for the “higher-ups.” Last year, the CEO (Dafna Krouk-Gordon) was paid $213,115. Evidently, things are not so “profitable” for the rank and file. According to their website, they are looking for *college grads* to start at $11.29/hr. That’s a whopping $23,483 a year! Perhaps Ms. Krouk-Gordon should realize that charity begins “at home” with her own employees. See salary figures at http://ceotransparency.org
Will April 22, 2013 at 03:07 PM
Great to see local businesses working together.
mike jones April 22, 2013 at 10:32 PM
get over it... company leaders make great salaries, and this one in the grand scheme is not that big... put yourself in a room full of autistic kids and see what greatness till does for the community and then comment away. and no, i dont work for till or old navy.

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