Welcome to our Fundraising HQ!
A supportive community is the lifeblood of any nonprofit. And since The Flying Point Foundation for Autism embarked on its mission to enrich the lives of children with autism through opportunity and understanding, individuals and businesses have been there with generous donations.
You might ask, why should I give to the Flying Point Foundation for Autism? Read on to find out...
The Foundation started with the mission noted above. More specifically, recognizing the limited opportunities for organized activities geared toward children with autism, the Foundation’s main focus is to provide programs that meet this need on the East End. Through our efforts, we will also raise public awareness and understanding of autism, especially among the peers of children who have been diagnosed with the disorder.
To that end, the Foundation now operates an eight-day summer day camp for children with autism (watch the video at right), along with their typically developing siblings and peers in August, as well as respite sessions throughout the year, thanks to the generosity of individuals, businesses and charitable organizations in our community. This year a generous grant has allowed us to purchase iPads, which will be integrated into our program and a limited number of iPads have been loaned to families on an open-ended basis.
And that's not all ... we recently hosted the first in a series of teen social evening. In June we will award our first scholarship to a graduating senior who has autism and will be continuing their studies at college or vocational school. Applications have been distributed to all East End high schools. Future initiatives include creating a community job bank for individuals with disabilities and building a mentoring network for those who enter the workforce.
By supporting our events and those who use their individual network to collect pledges, you can help a child with autism get the same camp opportunity as his or her peers. Your support can help send a teenager with autism to college or help individuals with autism become contributing members of the community by finding employment through our job bank and keeping that job through a kind person in our mentoring network.
When you make a donation, you will be asked if you wish to cover the cost of the nominal processing fees that FirstGiving.com needs to collect to make this cool platform available to us. This, of course, is totally optional, but please accept our extra special thanks if you decide to do so. It means more money in our bank account to help our kids.
Thanks again for your support! Without you, we could not continue to offer this valuable programming to individuals with autism.
Visit our website at www.fpf4autism.org to learn more about our programs.