It’s that time again: Global Giving is matching ALL donations we receive today, Wednesday, June 13, at 50 percent. This is a really important opportunity for Take 2. If you are able, please help us raise the funds we need for this camp season, which begins June 25th. You can click here to donate: http://www.globalgiving.org/projects/teaching-children-with-autism/. You can also learn more there about Take 2.
We did this match campaign once before, in October of last year, and it was enormously beneficial. Our costs are low – other than staff salaries we have very few expenses – but we rely on this help from generous friends because camp tuition doesn’t cover our necessarily low staff to child ratio, and in addition we are committed to providing financial aid to any family that needs it. This year, 60 percent of our campers are receiving scholarships.
We’re grateful for your support every day, but on this one day your generosity will be amplified, so please donate if you can. Last year Global Giving matched our fundraising at 30 percent, but this year, because we are one of their organization “Superstars,” they will match for us at 50 percent. Please give early in the day, before the matching funds run out.
Global Giving continues to be a fantastic resource for Take 2. In April we visited their offices and met with staff to learn more about how we can get even more out of this relationship. They give us the benefits of an infrastructure we couldn’t possibly afford, and that allows us to devote more of our time and funds to running a terrific program. As I write this, Monica is actually in Puerto Rico working with a group that is using the Take 2 curriculum to start its own program for children with autism this summer. We are delighted to support that effort.
Thank you so very much for any help you can give us. And, by the way, if you know how to do this sort of thing, please post to your Facebook, Tweet to your followers, or do any of that tech-savvy stuff that we are still too old-fashioned to take advantage of! Or just call or email friends and relatives and let them know about this opportunity to do good.
Lisa, Monica and Lynn