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Please join/donate to our team to help raise money for the NEEDS Center! The NEEDS Center is a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting individuals with developmental disabilities live meaningful lives, as independently as possible.

Please join our team, participate with us in the 5k race (walk/run) as a group at the Belkin Family Lookout Farm in Natick, MA on September 12, 2021 at 9am, or you may walk/run 5K wherever you please from September 12 - 21, 2021 as part of the virtual event, and still raise funds as part of our team. You can run/walk 5k on a treadmill, in your neighborhood, etc! If you would like to help us spread the word, please click on the social media links to the right. You will be able to share this page via Facebook, Twitter, and email. 

To make a donation to a team member, click on the "donate to a team member" link to the right. If you do not want to specify a team member, you can donate to the whole team by selecting your donation amount in the links above. 

To join our team, click on the "join team" link to the right of this page. If you did not join the team last year, you will need to create an account (just a user name and password).  If you already have an account, you will need to enter your user name and password. Next, under "sub event," select "Flute 5k Your Way - Commit to Raise $150" and fill out your contact information including your t-shirt size as you will receive a free t-shirt for joining the team! Please enter "charityteam" as the promo code. If you have any questions, please contact Shannon Brown at


Help our team reach our goal for the 2021 Flutie 5k for Autism: Dougie's Epic Adventure, to raise critical funds for the Doug Flutie Jr. Foundation for Autism to help people and families affected by autism live life to the fullest! 

Former NFL Quarterback, Doug Flutie, and his wife Laurie started the Doug Flutie, Jr. Flutie Foundation for Autism in 1998 after their son, Dougie, was diagnosed with autism at the age of three. Their personal experience of raising a son on the autism spectrum inspired them to help others on an equally long and challenging journey. Over its 23-year history, the Flutie Foundation has distributed over $15 million to partner schools and organizations who provide clinical therapies, respite services, recreational programs, social skills training, job supports and more for people and families affected by autism. The Flutie Foundation also provides direct financial support to families through initiatives like education technology tools, adaptive camp scholarships, safety equipment, to provide immediate help where it's needed the most.

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Team members

Click on one of our team members below to make a donation.

Recent donors

Donation date Donor name Donation amount
Sep 22 Document Technologies Inc. “Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. $105.50
Sep 20 Ned Kitfield & Kelly McCue $1,500.00
Sep 19 NEEDS Residential Services Undisclosed amount
Sep 18 Linda Costanzo Keller Williams Realty Thank you to the NEEDS Center for all your hard work! $527.50
Sep 17 Sur Charochak Great job Katie! $52.75
Sep 17 Chip Smith & Mike King $500.00
Sep 16 jim sperry Go NEEDS Center! $527.50
Sep 15 Elaine Frick For a great cause. $52.75
Sep 14 Anonymous Undisclosed amount
Sep 14 Anonymous $42.20