The employees at the New Hartford branch of Peter M. Bakker Agency, Inc. were a lot more relaxed on Fridays in April. In honor of Autism Awareness Month, employees were permitted to wear blue jeans every Friday if they made a donation to an Autism charity. On May 16, Peter M. Bakker Agency, Inc., chose FOCUS Center for Autism to receive the donated funds. They raised a total of $335!
Employee Lynn Quinn was instrumental in choosing FOCUS to receive the donated funds, as she is a former employee of their Therapeutic Group Home. Executive Director Donna Swanson describes Quinn as a dedicated and talented employee, who truly cared about the clients in the Therapeutic Group Home. The Therapeutic Group Home, funded by the Department of Children and Families, serves boys aged 14-21 with Autism Spectrum Disorders and histories of trauma.
FOCUS Center for Autism appreciates the generosity of Peter M. Bakker Agency, Inc.
The Peter M. Bakker Agency, Inc. is a full service insurance agency located in the Farmington Valley since 1988. Established in 1974, we have over 40 dedicated professionals serving thousands of clients in Connecticut and 17 other states, as well as established affiliations with 17 independent agencies throughout New England. Recognized as an industry leader, the agency offers a full array of services with a commitment to a highly personalized client experience. For more information, visit our website: www.bakkerinsurance.com
FOCUS Center for Autism is a grassroots, community-based nonprofit whose mission is helping children and young adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders achieve their full potential. Since becoming a nonprofit in 2000, FOCUS has developed into a well respected community-based model of treatment that has now served over 600 children and families.
For more information, visit www.focuscenterforautism.org or check us out on Facebook.