Dinner of Hope 2021

Dinner of Hope 2021

The Dinner of Hope 2021 is now history. We would like to thank all of our sponsors: Diamond – Pentucket Bank, Gold – Fred Simmons, Silver – Enterprise Bank, and Bronze – Katalin Baltimore and NILP (Northeast Independent Living Program); and all those who bought tickets, donated, and purchased ads in our booklet. We would also like to thank Calee Merenda, representing State Senator Diana DiZoglio who could not attend.

Additionally, we thank KBK Sports for once more conducting our silent auction, and the following who donated items toward the auction: Mallory Portraits, the Boston Red Sox, Essex County Ghost Project, and Eva Rajczyk. We also thank Tim Coco for reprising his MC duties, Maria’s Family Restaurant for donating the venue, all those who contributed baked goods for our dessert: Lois Auclair, Janet Brodie, Betty Khol, Beverly Patterson, Christle Rogers, and Eva Rajczyk, and our wonderful volunteers: Bonnie Prosper and Tara Maharjan.

And a very special thanks goes out to Congresswoman Lori Trahan who took time out of her busy schedule in Washington to record a message on our behalf. (more….)

Welcome Volunteers!

Volunteer! Volunteer! Volunteer!Volunteer with Asperger Works, Inc! You may not get paid, but you will experience how it feels to be regarded as priceless and a hero!

Volunteering is an excellent way to get involved with helping the employment opportunities of persons with Asperger’s Syndrome. We encourage all of our volunteers to work in person but we appreciate any and all help that you can give us.
There are many volunteer opportunities available at Asperger Works:

  • March with us in parades
  • Help attend our table at community events
  • Prepare folders to disseminate information to local businesses and interested persons
  • Identify and solicit potential sponsors
  • Join one or more of our committees and/or
  • Suggest your own ideas about how you could help us

We are also looking for:

Grant Writer – Asperger Works is seeking a grant writer to help us through the process of grant writing. Thanks to a wonderful volunteer from Community InRoads (formerly Jericho Road), we now have a grant template. But we could still use some help. Interested? Please contact our volunteer coordinator through our Contact Form.

Board Members – We are growing our Board. We need people with the following calling: 

  • Specialist with experience in headhunting or recruiting to help us develop our job-sourcing program;
  • Social worker with job-coaching experience;
  • Insurance expert;
  • Passionate Aspie; and/or
  • Any ardent individual committed to improving the lives of adults with Asperger’s

Check out the job description and expectations at our parent site, then apply! We would love to have you onboard.

Translators (English-Spanish) – Since we are living in a multicultural, multilingual community, it is important for us to reach as many people as possible. At this time, we need volunteers who have good writing and speaking skills in Spanish to speak for us in front of Spanish-speaking audiences and to help translate our Website, brochures, and informational documents. Are you interested? Contact our volunteer coordinator and complete the application form!

Join us! We will be so happy to have you as part of our extended family.