Practicing friendship skills at Take 2
Dear Friends of Take 2,
Please consider a gift to Take 2 on Wednesday, October 19 as early in the day as possible. GlobalGiving, our fundraising and communication partner, will match at 30 percent all gifts made on that day, beginning just after midnight Eastern Daylight Time the night before. If you were thinking of an end-of-year gift, please consider making it a bit early to take advantage of this one-day match. If you’ve never given to Take 2 before, we hope this incentive will appeal to you. Gifts of up to $1,000 will be matched at the 30 percent level until GlobalGiving has exhausted $100,000. We participated in this fundraiser last year and it gave us a very helpful boost. Particularly since Global Giving partners with projects in different time zones around the world, it’s important to make your online gift early on Tuesday the 19th. And if you can go one step further and post this fundraiser to your Facebook or Twitter account, that would be wonderful and very much appreciated.
While GlobalGiving has a big-sounding name and collaborates with large corporations to attract donations from their employees to projects like ours (employers like Gap distribute $10 or $20 gift cards to employees who use them then give to to the charity of their choice), we think you’ll be interested to know that Take 2’s relationship to GlobalGiving is very personal and accessible. We learned of GlobalGiving from a neighbor who worked there. GlobalGiving's creative and enthusiastic staff have helped us in a variety of ways that have benefitted our shoestring operation. They boosted Take 2 in a local radio show earlier this year and obtained newspaper coverage of our camp the year before. They have connected us with numerous small donors we would not have reached otherwise and provide us a platform for communicating with our supporters. We're proud that GlobalGiving thinks of us as one of their success stories and we hope you'll feel good about giving to us through such a terrific organization.
Here’s a link to our Project Page on Global Giving, where you can make your donation on a one-time basis or as a monthly recurring contribution. http://www.globalgiving.org/projects/teaching-children-with-autism/.
In addition, here’s a link to a really terrific story that ran on the front page of the Sunday New York Times a few weeks ago, describing the challenges that face individuals with autism spectrum disorders as they transition to adulthood. http://www.nytimes.com/2011/09/18/us/autistic-and-seeking-a-place-in-an-adult-world.html?_r=1&scp=5&sq=autism&st=cse (Autistic and Seeking a Place in an Adult World)
At Take 2 we know it takes more than strong cognitive ability and verbal skills to succeed at work and in the community. Take 2 helps children in their quest to obtain the keys to the social kingdom we all live in. Please give as generously as you can as early as possible on Wednesday, October 19th. We thank you very much.
Warmly and gratefully,
Lynn Cannon, Monica Adler Werner & Lisa Greenman
Take 2 Camp Director Lynn Cannon