UPCOMING BENEFIT EVENTS
The mission of Autism York is to provide support to individuals on the autism spectrum, their parents, families and friends. Our group exists for the sole purpose of providing support in a safe and friendly environment. It is the intention of Autism York as a group to promote understanding and respect of all families and the choices they make regarding therapies and interventions. Through this group we will offer opportunities for families and individuals on the autism spectrum to learn, grow, and develop relationships that help guide one another through this journey.
Autism York sponsors events and programs at low or no cost to families and individuals living with Autism Spectrum Disorder in our community. Monthly meetings, educational seminars, social outings, a lending library, a resource directory, community awareness programs, family education sponsorships, and support for families and individuals are all made possible through tax deductible donations to Autism York.
Autism York is proud to have the support of many community groups and agencies. Without these generous organizations and individuals, we would not be able to continue to provide support to the local autism community. Thank you to each and every one of our contributors for helping us bring support, information, and awareness of autism spectrum disorders to York, and surrounding counties.
Many thanks to the students and staff at Sinking Springs Elementary for their continued support of Autism York! For the past 4 years, Mrs. Antoun's students have put on a school-wide fundraiser to raise autism awareness! This year they made & sold 446 blueberry muffins for students & staff at .50 each. They raised $259.69! Students made different iMovie’s and Picollage flyers, and they have created a Sinking Springs Autism webpage; with links to videos and student-created projects. Well done Sinking Springs!
The 5th annual Riders Rally for Autism was a great success! The York Motorcycle club hosts this 30 mile ride through scenic York County to help Autism York raise money so we can continue to provide free events for our families. The sunny weather brought out close to 30 vendors and almost 100 motorcycles. The York Motorcycle Club's "Riders Rally for Autism" event raised $2,000 for Autism York! We appreciate their continued support of our organization! A special thanks to Steve Dixon for organizing the event! We are so thankful for the time, talents, and friendship this group has extended to us over the years!
This generous young man accepted donations at his bar mitzvah and presented Autism York with a check for over $300! Ben has a relative with autism and wanted to raise money for Autism York as part of his Bar Mitzvah project. He also spent the day volunteering at the York Motorcycle Club’s Riders Rally for Autism event on April 19th! Ben is a wonderful role model for youth in our community and his donation will go a long way in helping us support families and individuals living with autism in York County!
Autism York was honored to be the recipient of a check for $1000 from the Southern Middle School Best Buddies program. They raised the money by holding their very own autism walk. Thank you to Karen Somerville, the coordinator of the group, and all these wonderful students. We are so proud of all they are doing to help kids with autism be better understood and accepted in their school and community. We are inspired by their commitment to those on the autism spectrum and touched by their continued support of Autism York.
In celebration of Autism Awareness Month the district hosted a Dress Down for Autism day. Northern High School senior Devon Hake designed t-shirts which were then printed by students in the High School’s Graphics Communications II class and sold throughout the district. The total contribution to Autism York from the event was $1583! Many thanks to all who participated and supported this fundraiser. This contribution will be instrumental in helping us support families affected by autism in our community!
On April 26th, Built to Last Tattoo hosted a fundraiser at both of their locations to benefit Autism York. Individuals could receive a puzzle piece tattoo for a donation to Autism York. In addition, the event featured skateboarding lessons for children with autism by “Get on Board” at the East York location, and a skateboard deck show at the West York location. $3010 was raised and donated to Autism York! Special thanks to Dana Rossell for organizing this amazing fundraiser. It is through the kindness of local businesses like this, that we are able to continue to fulfill our mission of providing support to individuals with autism and their families. Many thanks to Built to Last!
Snyder’s Lance held a bake sale for St. Patrick’s Day and donated all of the proceeds to Autism York. $184 was raised on our behalf. We are so appreciative of the support from local businesses such as Snyder’s Lance. Thank you for your supporting Autism York and allowing us to support families affected by autism!
Autism York received a gift of $400 from the members of the Sprenkle Village Garden Club. It’s members sow and harvest fruits and vegetables throughout the growing season which are then purchased by the residents. We are honored that they chose Autism York as the recipient of the proceeds from their fruitful efforts!
A heartfelt thank you to Kay S. for the generous donation of $400 to Autism York. Each year she opens her home to family and friends for the holidays...she gives from her heart and encourages others to do the same. Kay says, "Thanks to your organization for the education and support you provide to the children and families of those with autism. Parents need support and education about the diagnosis. I hope this little bit helps in a big way. " Thank you Kay for your spirit of the season!
The Kennard Dale Girls Volleyball Team raised $440.00 for Autism York with their ACES for Autism Fundraiser. The team planned and played a special game of volleyball where for each point they scored donations were made. The girls even designed a shirt to show their support. Thank you Kennard Dale Girls Volleyball for supporting our Autism York Community!
We are so appreciative of the Schneider Family and Mack Madness for their continued support of Autism York. This year, Autism York was the recipient of a $1,000 donation from their annual charity event held in memory of McKenzie who passed away due to complications from Leukemia in February 2009. To learn more about Mack Madness and it's mission, go to www.mackmadness.com