Friday, April 2, 2010

Support local & autism-related projects during the month of April

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT: Help Hope and The Autism Program of Illinois earn a $25,000 grant through the Pepsi Refresh Project during the month of May. Visit for upcoming details as we roll out our "Get out the Vote" strategy.

April is Autism Awareness Month and to demonstrate our support of our local community and other national organizations providing services to those with an ASD, we have compiled a listing of several organizations that need your support by voting for their project in the Pepsi Refresh Project.

Local Organizations:

Bleachers for Bruins - Blessed Sacrament School

AMBUCS - Give 100 children with disabilities therapeutic tricycles. (AMBUCS has been a strong supporter of The Hope Institute)

Honor Flight - Helping send WWII Veterans to Washington

Ben-Gil Elementary Boosters - Help rebuild our elementary school condemned due to mine subsidence.

ASD Related Projects

Autism Center of Toledo - Provide Free Early Intervention to Children with Autism

Kardon Institute for Arts Therapy - Dance & Art Therapy for children with Autism

The SMART Foundation - Produce the Concert 4 Autism and stream it worldwide

KEEN USA - Help kids with disabilities play with volunteers

S.M.I.L.E Autism Services - Comprehensive, Cutting-Edge, Family-Based Autism Therapy Center

You can vote for each of these great projects once per day at and please visit us often for information on our "Get out the Vote" effort in May.

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