The winner from our September 1st Charituesday contest that YOU helped vote for was Play Place for Autistic Children! They will be receiving a $1,000 gift certificate to Gardner-White to use for their organization. Penrickton Center for Blind Children will also be receiving a $500 gift certificate. These organizations were thrilled to be part of this contest and wanted to express their appreciation for the votes they received. Be sure to participate in our next Charituesday contest to help another non-profit organization win a $1,000 Gardner-White Gift Certificate.
From Play Place for Autistic Children: We are thrilled to have been a part of the Gardner-White Charituesday contest! We are so grateful for YOUR support in helping us WIN! Thank you! It was a close race between us and Penrickton Center for Blind Children. Luckily both charities win! Penrickton received a $500 gift card to Gardner-White and we received $1,000 gift card. We were able to purchase this beautiful 3 piece set for our welcome center, we are so grateful! We can’t wait for you to see it! — credit — www.autisticplayplace.org
Take a look at the photos from their 3-piece set they purchased with the $1,000 gift certificate!
About Play Place for Autistic Children:
Play-Place for Autistic Children, a 501(c)3 organization, is dedicated to providing a fun-filled, judgment-free, haven of hope for children and families affected by autism. In essence, we’ll be offering a Disneyland effect using purpose-driven “play” that improves, empowers and provides promise for a better tomorrow, including a WorkPlus program to combat the 94% unemployment rate, life skills curriculums, parent resource management forums, and after-school activities.
Play-Place represents a revolutionary compliment to the autism equation of intervention and awareness. While autism’s primary focus of intervention is clinical, research and bio-medical based – no one addresses the everyday nuances of “living with autism.” Outside of the never-ending therapy sessions, doctor visits, bood draws relative to bio-medical treatment and the everyday classroom regimen of school, where can these autism affected children and families go without being judged, stared at, mocked, bullied or made to feel uncomfortable? Where can the entire family go to experience some form of normalcy, inclusion & socialization? Play-Place for Autistic Children embraces the elements of play, family, and recovery while the majority of autism supports are very rigid, inflexibly structured and deals solely with the affected individual. Our bottom line is socialization and life skills development, independence and a better quality of life.
To learn more about and support Play Place, please visit www.autisticplayplace.org today!
About the Penrickton Center For Blind Children:
Penrickton Center for Blind Children is a unique, private non-profit agency providing five-day residential, day care and consultation/evaluation services to blind, multi-disabled children ages 1 – 12 years. Penrickton Center utilizes its experience and expertise to serve blind multiply impaired children, their families and professionals through support services, education and advocacy. Programs are designed to promote independence and cognitive development in all aspects of daily living and to teach the children to learn to “look” at the world around them. On-site services are offered in a five day residential or day care program. In addition, Penrickton Center has a growing consultation program. There is no charge to the families for our programs and we receive no State, Federal or United Way funds. We are supported entirely by the community.
To learn more about the Penrickton Center For Blind Children, please visit www.penrickton.com.