Hello family and friends,
I am excited to be participating in Autism New Jersey's first awareness event: The Do-A-Thon, from April 24-May 1, 2020. Autism is a spectrum disorder which means all individuals with autism are unique from each other. They have different skills, abilities, challenges, and interests. This event is a celebration of what makes us all different.
All humans are unique, offering an infinite spectrum of differences. To borrow a phrase from AutismNJ, “in the spirit of embracing our differences and honoring the strengths and challenges that make us unique”, I have created a personal fundraiser for Autism awareness called UniqueRock-A-Thon. For each donation made I have enlisted the help of the students from the Keys Academy and Cambridge Park Preschool in Matawan/Aberdeen to paint rocks to decorate our community garden as a permanent reminder to promote awareness, acceptance and partnership as a means to bettering the lives of all who journey forward here.
This event is important to me for so many reasons, first and foremost because I love someone with ASD. I am both the mother of and an educator for special needs children and have found so much gratitude and love in giving back to a population and organization that has been with me since day one.
I know there are some affected by this pandemic more than others. If you can donate, I would greatly appreciate it, if not, please be well and know we will get through this together.
About Autism New Jersey
Funds raised will go to Autism New Jersey, a statewide nonprofit that supports, advocates, and educates the autism community and the professionals who work with them. Like other charities, Autism New Jersey has been financially impacted by COVID-19. Your support will allow them to continue doing the important work they do to make difference in the lives of the 1 in 32 people with autism in New Jersey.
You can make a secure online donation today by clicking on the “Donate” button. You’ll receive a receipt of your tax-deductible donation via email.
Let’s work together to DO something to support our autism community!
Best - Carrie Prewitt