Family Holiday Assistance Project Turns 10!
In 2007, ARROAutism helped the first 2 families through a pilot program that later became known as the ARROAutism Family Holiday Assistance Project. Since then, ARROAutism has helped more than 400 families during the the holidays, providing each of them with $100 worth of gift cards to grocery stores like Fred Meyer and new Seasons Markets, as well as toys for kids at Christmas.
The Family Holiday Assistance Project has become one of the primary focuses of ARROAutism over the last few years, and in this – our 10th – year we’d like to go bigger than ever. We have a goal of 150 families to help, which means our fundraising goal for the project this year is $15000.
To get there, we need your help, and we’d like to make it as fun as possible, so we’ve created, and or are working on, FUNdraising events to encourage you to come see us while you support us.
This Saturday, June 25th, at 6pm, we will hold the 4th Annual An Evening for Autism, the proceeds of which go directly to the Family Holiday Assistance Project.
An Evening for Autism 2016 – Saturday!
This year, we are mixing things up. Instead of live music, we will be having a Monte Carlo Casino Night. It is 21 and over, and there will be food, a no host bar, and exclusive, attendee only opportunities at both silent and oral auction items. There are a lot more details on our Facebook Event Page. If you haven’t purchased your tickets yet, get them now – early purchasers get a free Raffle Ticket with their purchase! Of course, we do know that some of you like to buy at the door, and, yes, we will have tickets at the door. So, plan to join us Saturday, June 25th, 6pm at the Deschutes Ballroom at Embassy Suites by Hilton, Washington Square. Oh, and, did I mention special grand prizes for the top 3 winners?
Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/events/103495063396577/
Sean’s Run for ARROAutism
As you probably know, we left our traditional Sean’s Run for ARROAutism site. We did this for a variety of reasons, including complications with the site, and additional costs imposed by Portland Parks and Rec that were making it difficult for us to ensure that the money raised was going towards our core mission. In 2015, we tried Catlin Gable. The staff there was fantastic, and we thoroughly enjoyed working with them, but many of you reported to us that the actual course was a little too challenging. Since then, we’ve been working on trying to find a better, available, affordable location – and the search goes on. If you have any ideas, suggestions, or would like to volunteer, please do email email@example.com . In the meanwhile, thank you for your patience as we work on making the next Sean’s Run, fun, safe AND worthwhile.
Since late in 2015, we have been working on sending out grant applications for a new technologies project. This project, once funded, will overhaul our website and add capabilities and resources that will cover the state of Oregon. We are also working to support additional Autism technology projects, and will bring you further news about those once we have them.
Thank You for your Support!
We know that many of you have been ardent supporters of ARROAutism for many years, some since our inception in 2004, or even before. There are so many great opportunities we have been able to bring to the Autism community because of your support, and we plan to bring many more. To that end, stay tuned for an announcement, very soon, about a new membership opportunity, that will allow your donation dollars to go farther. In fact, anyone who donates in 2016 will benefit from those opportunities once we roll them out. So, please consider making a donation today, and help us with our first 2016 goal of $15000 for the ARROAutism Family Holiday Assistance Project. With your help, we can bring a little light to more families this year than ever before. And, of course, we hope you’ll join us at An Evening for Autism 2016!
ARROAutism Family Holiday Assistance Project : http://http://arroautism.org/projects/familyholidayassistance