Save the Date – June 3, 2017!

The Valley Friendship Tour is Alternatives’ signature fundraiser. For years, funds raised by the Tour have gone a long way in improving the lives of the people we serve. They allow us  purchase the furnishings and special equipment that enable individuals with disabilities to live in the community as independently as possible; find and train dedicated volunteers; and implement critical health and wellness initiatives.

This year, help us put the “Friend” in Valley Friendship Tour!

Friendship Pieces, handmade by a local artisan, are a visible way to show your support for inclusive communities. Wear one of these pins yourself and give the other to a friend. It’s a great way to spread the word about the Valley Friendship Tour! Friendship Pieces can be purchased when you register online!

The Tour takes off from Alternatives’ Whitin Mill (50 Douglas Road in Whitinsville, MA) and includes several non-competitive routes through the beautiful and historic Blackstone Valley. From a Golden Mile walk to a 25 mile cycle route, there’s something for people of all ages, abilities and athletic interest to enjoy. With live music, food, massage and kids activities waiting at the finish line, it’s no wonder we call it “A Fun Day for a Great Cause!”  

Looking to support the Valley Friendship Tour in fun, new ways  before the Tour itself?

Check out this list of fabulous fundraisers taking place in March and April in communities near you!


Individuals: This is a wonderful opportunity to join your neighbors in a healthy activity! Individual registrants are encouraged to raise at least $125.

Teams: Form a team of two or more people from your company, community organization or family. Teams are encouraged to raise at least $1,250. ***If you form a team from another non-profit or community organization, the Valley Friendship Tour can be an opportunity to benefit not only the people we serve, but your group’s mission as well. As part of a special offer, Alternatives’ keeps the first $625 raised, everything above and beyond is returned to your organization.  Everyone wins!

Sponsors: The Valley Friendship Tour is always looking for new corporate partners. The hundreds of people participating in the Tour will recognize your commitment – it’s a great way to be more visible in the community.

For more information about how you can get involved in 2017 contact Karen Goldenberg at [email protected] or (508) 234-6232.

Online registration will be made available! Check back often to sign up!