A Message From Our Friends
at The Long Island Advocacy Network
Dear Family and Friends:
The Long Island Advocacy Network for the Developmentally Disabled (LIANDD) is an association of family members and others advocating to better the lives of individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities. To that end, LIANDD wants to support the DSPs … the front-line every-day heroes who earn little more than minimal wage yet care for our loved ones during this unprecedented COVID 19 pandemic. These unsung heroes show up for work despite the challenges they may have in their own lives.
Here are some simple ways to let DSPs know the families and friends of those that they bravely care for, genuinely appreciate their efforts.
How You Can Help
Lunch for our CareGivers!
Purchase a gift certificate to a restaurant such as Panera, Chipotle, Dominos or Papa Johns, or to a restaurant delivery service such as Grubhub or Doordash and send to Community Mainstreaming Associates. The gift certificate recipient should be Community Mainstreaming Associates.
Snacks for our CareGivers!
Jump on Amazon and order coffee, tea, hot chocolate, cookies or other goodies for the group home staff. A warm beverage and a little comfort food on a well-deserved break can go a long way.
Spread the Word
Reach out to your family and friends. Let them know about the DSPs monumental work. Ask them to support your efforts by purchasing a gift certificate to a restaurant or delivery service as described above.
Send a Word!
Send a card or note to the staff thanking them for the wonderful job they are doing to support our loved ones … maybe include an inspirational quote or two!
Roy Probeyahn, Immediate Past President of LIANDD
Francesca Kerimian, President of LIANDD