Fundraising progress

Hello everyone!  For this post I thought I’d provide an update on our fundraising efforts.  Starting six weeks ago, we’ve managed to collect just over $500 from nine donors.  A big THANK YOU goes out to these people for getting things started!  You know who you are!  Also, my dad and I recently completed a side job for someone, and set our proceeds aside for Gracie’s stem cell therapy.  The proceeds amounted to $800.  The total funds raised for Gracie now amounts to $1,337.

Please contribute to our cause, even if its only $1.  Your support is sincerely appreciated. As you can see in the above chart, raising $20,000 by next summer is our goal. 

Recently I started thinking of other ways to raise money and awareness for our cause.  I’m thinking about organizing 5k walk/run across one of the Melbourne, Florida causeways.  The event is tentatively scheduled for February of 2013.  It will be so cool if I can get someone in our old hometown of Franklin, Ohio to organize a similar event on the same date.   

Finally, look what Gracie did last night!  She was being a little mischievous.  The mattress is quite heavy, so it gives some indication how strong Gracie is.  No worries yet about her destroying this bed.  Just don’t want her to hurt herself.  I may have to come up with a way to keep her from separating the mattress from the frame.

Why does she do that?!

About graciesautism

Father of Gracie, who is autistic, and her sister Gabrielle (who is a typical). Sharing our stories in Gracieland.
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2 Responses to Fundraising progress

  1. Hi!

    My name is Eufrasia Rodriguez and I am the president of a not for profit charity Justice 4 Autism. I hand make aprons to raise money for autism awareness and to help support autism based charities. I can make custom themed aprons or any color scheme any one would like. I sell them for $25.00 each and I would be willing to donate $5 for each apron sold to your organization. All you would have to do is have the customer mention your charity when purchasing and we will send you the donation.

    If you are interested in this idea I would love to hear your thoughts. You can check out my aprons on my website http://www.Justice4Autism.org under the banner Aprons 4 Autism. Also if you would like me to send you an apron as a sample, I would be more than willing to do that as well.

    Respectfully Submitted,

    Eufrasia Rodriguez
    President
    Justice 4 Autism
    33 Kale Road Rocky Point NY 11778

    PS. we are a 501c3 charity

    • Hi. Sorry for taking so long to get back to you. I appreciate your interest and offer, but we are no longer operating Gracie’s blog as a 501c3 charity. We managed to raise a few hundred dollars, but that is all. I’ve basically stopped posting, but plan to put up an occasional post now and then to let those who’re interested know about Graie’s progress. Thank you.

      Sincerely,

      Dennis Wills

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