Teachers and student smiling in classroom.

Community Partners Make Contribution to DDI's Early Childhood Learning Center in Medford

The Port Jefferson Elks #2138 donated six hundred dollars to DDI towards the purchase and installation of a security entrance foyer at the Medford Early Learning Center. The foyer will provide enhanced security and safety for both the children and staff at the school.

Amber Ferrari, a local musician, joined the Port Jefferson Elks #2138 in supporting DDI with her donation of three hundred dollars.

On May 9, 2019, representatives from DDI visited the Lodge to thank them for the donation and to share information about the Early Learning Center’s mission to help young children with autism and other developmental disabilities and their families thrive socially and emotionally in the community at large.

Group Donation Photo

Photo left to right: Ted Farkas and Debra Bristel of BPOE #2138, Musician Amber Ferrari, Don Uhl of BPOE #2138, Jean Smith, Director of Development at DDI, John Reif of BPOE #2138, Tracey Ryan, Communications Specialist at DDI, BPOE #2138 members Rick Ross, Larry Kessler (ER), Tony Florio, Charlie Reynolds, Joan Brigante, John Brigante, and Gerald Kraus.