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Operation Superheroes

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Currently, 650 DDI staff members leave the safety of their homes to ensure the 24-hour safety and care of more than 250 individuals residing in our facilities — and today, we are asking you to help us care for our caregivers.


To ensure that DDI's vital team members have all the provisions they need to support the individuals in their care and keep themselves healthy and safe during this current crisis, we ask you to participate in Operation Superheroes, a campaign to secure critical supplies and funding for:

  • Procuring much-needed supplies, such as: face masks; plastic face shields; isolation gowns; liquid hand soap; toilet paper; thermometers and thermometer covers.
  • Providing nutritious hot meals and snacks to those working on the frontline to show our appreciation for their hard work and dedication.
Four ways you can help
 red check markMake a donation in support of DDI's frontline staff (form below).
red check markSpread the word! Share our story and Operation Superheroes, with your personal network of family, friends and business associates via e-mail and social media. 
red check markShop for a cause! If you’re ordering online, consider shopping via AmazonSmile and choose Developmental Disabilities Institute as your charity, and Amazon will send 0.5% of your purchase to DDI. For instructions, CLICK HERE.
red check markReflect on your network! We are continuously looking for contacts in the supply industry to assist us with procuring these necessities. If there is anyone within your personal network that you can introduce us to, please reach out to:
Alana Alvarez, e:, t: (631) 366-2978.

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Checks may be mailed to:
Developmental Disabilities Institute
99 Hollywood Drive
Smithtown, NY 11787
Attn: Jean Smith
CLICK HERE to send a message of appreciation to our frontline staff.


We are grateful to count you as part of our DDI family. All donations will help to protect DDI staff and the individuals we support and provide a tremendous boost to staff morale. Thank you!