Road to Responsibility (RTR), one of the region’s largest and most successful nonprofit organizations supporting individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities, was the recent recipient of a check in the amount of $2,361 from Good Deeds in Pembroke.
Good Deeds, which sprung from parent company Dirty Deeds and House Clean Outs, is a recycled goods shopping experience that lives up to its motto “good for your soul and good for our community.” The Dirty Deeds crew clean out attics, basements, garages and entire houses, resulting in large quantities of good, usable items, all of which are brought into the Good Deeds store and sold at competitive prices. A portion of profits from the sales are given to local charities each quarter, in addition to donations collected throughout each quarterly campaign.
“We at Dirty Deeds/Good Deeds are overwhelmed by the support we are getting from our customers all over the South Shore,” said Larry DeRoche, president of Dirty Deeds. “It’s important to them to be able to have a chance to have their once cherished items be used again by other families. Our ‘Pay it Forward’ program and the idea of recycling household goods makes us very happy and proud.
“It’s really impressive what RTR has done over the year and we wish them the same success in the future,” DeRoche added.
“To say we are grateful to Good Deeds for this considerate contribution is an understatement,” Christopher White, Ed.D., CEO of Road to Responsibility. “We value our partnership with Good Deeds and its outstanding staff and applaud its mission to recycle for the greater good.”
About Road to Responsibility, Inc.
Celebrating over 30 years of making lives better, Road to Responsibility, Inc. (RTR) was established in 1988 with the overarching belief that individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities deserve to have full, rich, and rewarding lives in the community, and therefore works to provide the means, the opportunity, and the support necessary to allow citizens with disabilities to take their place as productive members of the community. RTR offers residential, work/employment, day habilitation and other day supports to individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. RTR supports individuals with very diverse needs, including those with significant challenges who would otherwise go unserved if not for RTR. It succeeds where other organizations often fail, through the use of an integrated clinical behavioral approach. This model has proven successful and yielded positive results for the organization and the individuals served.
Road to Responsibility offers services to almost all the towns and communities throughout the South Shore and South Coast of Massachusetts, operates 49 residences as well as co-operative and supportive living apartments, and manages nine day-service locations that focus on education, employment, and community enrichment. Road to Responsibility’s main office is located at 1831 Ocean Street, Marshfield, MA. For more information, please visit www.roadtoresponsibility.org.