Quality Lives for People with Developmental Disabilities

Joe Pugni Jr.

Why Do I Give to Richmond?

My Dad, a contractor, was involved with the building of the playground at 919 North Broadway about 35 years ago. As a young boy I would tag along with him and watch him working. I would notice the severely disabled residents at Richmond  and would wonder, “who are taking care of these people, how do they get along, where are their families?”

Well, years later I found out the answers. Since the first Wine Event held at Richmond about 8 years ago, when I donated some flowers, I have learned that the most dedicated people in the world take care of the residents, that they get along better than all of us can imagine, and they have families that know Richmond is there not only for their loved ones but for the families also. I give so that this work will continue.