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Stop and Drop Tricky Tray Fundraiser to Benefit the Red Ribbon Academy

May 14, 2021 | Press Release.pdf

Wayne, NJ – The Red Ribbon Academy is hosting a Stop and Drop Tricky Tray on Sunday, May 23rd at the Kip Center, located at 55 Kip Avenue, Rutherford, New Jersey 07070.

Attendees can register for one of five hourly time slots. The first slot opens at 10:00AM and the final slot begins at 2:00PM. All proceeds will benefit the Red Ribbon Academy, a medical day program operated by Community Options, Inc.

The Red Ribbon Academy was opened in 2013 by Community Options and the Parents Group to support adults with significant medical disabilities. Located in Wayne, New Jersey, the Red Ribbon Academy provides medical, therapeutic, and recreational supports. Many of the individuals who attend Red Ribbon Academy were denied care based on the severity of their needs or unable to find an appropriate program after graduating from high school.

“The Red Ribbon Academy plays a critical role for many individuals with significant disabilities in our community,” explained Ayesha S. Patrick, Regional State Director for Community Options. “Every dollar raised at the Tricky Tray will go directly towards Red Ribbon Academy’s program. I would like to thank our Red Ribbon Academy Ambassadors Lorraine Coppola and Diane Pierce for planning this event and making it a reality.”

Ticket prices start at twenty dollars. Attendees can purchase Regular, Special, or Deluxe tickets for a chance to win bigger prizes. Prizes include a flat screen television, a gas grill, and much more.

Masks will be required to enter the event and CDC guidelines will be followed at all times.

For more information on the Red Ribbon Academy, go to or reach out to Ayesha Patrick at


About Community Options, Inc.:

For over 30 years, Community Options has developed housing and employment supports for people with disabilities – serving thousands of people from over 50 offices across 10 states. Community Options provides advocacy assistance to empower people with disabilities because all people – regardless of ability level – should live and work in the community with dignity, choice and self-determination. For more information, please visit our website: and to follow along with the #AllItTakes campaign, search #AllItTakes on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.