Foxborough Fire Department raised funds and awareness for KDC

Group of fire fighters standing in front of a truck.Foxborough, MA – October 18, 2019 – The Foxborough Fire Department sported an extra badge this summer, as they raised funds for Kennedy-Donovan Center (KDC). They sold limited edition Autism Awareness Patches as part of their public awareness campaign, with $1,000 donated to KDC.

“The Foxborough Fire Department was grateful to support such a worthy cause and help local families receiving quality services through KDC,” said Assistant Chief Thomas Buckley with the Foxborough Fire Department. “Thank you to those who purchased a patch and helped support this project.” Along with Assistant Chief Buckley, Firefighter Cory Shepardson was a key driving force in raising awareness for KDC.

The Foxborough Fire Department wanted to support Autism Awareness not just in the month of April, but year-round as families KDC supports require ongoing care. The patches were sold from Memorial Day weekend until the end of September.

KDC has an Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) Program out of their Foxboro Offices, which provides support for individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder, as well as their families, to pursue their personal potential and success in their homes and community. Individuals of all ages receive customized services using the principles of Applied Behavior Analysis, which is scientifically proven to be effective in the treatment of Autism Spectrum Disorder. To learn more about the ABA Program, please visit:

About Kennedy-Donovan Center

Kennedy-Donovan Center is a 501(c)(3) non-profit human service agency providing a wide range of direct and supportive services to people with developmental delays, disabilities or family challenges throughout eastern and south central Massachusetts, and the northeast corner of Connecticut. KDC serves 160 communities from ten program offices and twelve residences with over 600 employees.

Contact: Amy Chaunt
Kennedy-Donovan Center