Thank you to our Repair Cafe work group who got out there today and found our first mentor for the program. Ian will start learning bike repair next week! Our first Repair Cafe is scheduled for August 18, 9am-12pm at the Seminole United Methodist Church. We have another individual who would like to participate so more mentors are needed!! If you can fix a bike, fix a household appliance, sew a button or fix a piece of jewelry we are looking for you! We need mentors as well as experts willing to participate in the actual Repair Cafe on August 18.
Mondays are my favorite day! After the weekend everyone is rested and ready to go! I love the energy!! Earth to Autism has a busy agenda this week! It includes Ian starting his two hydroponic gardens tomorrow! T-shirts should be in tomorrow & we’ve got our Garden Party on Thursday night! We look forward to seeing everyone at 6pm on Thursday night at Bowls for Good in St. Pete.
We just wrapped up our first week with our first client! We received lots of calls from parents interested in our services this week. Stay tuned because we’ve decided to host an informational session for anyone interested in joining our program later this summer. Have a great weekend!
I had the very first Earth to Autism client meeting with a young man named Ian today. Ian is 18 years old and he has high functioning autism. He has an ambitious plan for the summer that includes participating in both our Garden Project and our Repair Cafe program.
Our Garden Project will build the first of several raised garden beds at Pacifica Senior Assisted Living Facility for the enjoyment of the residents who live in that facility. The garden bed will be high enough and have side rails so that all of the residents, regardless of their mobility can enjoy the garden. We hope to build more of these gardens at other facilities in the near future.
The second project that we are seeking sponsors for is our Repair Cafe International program. The Repair Cafe provides an opportunity for community members to have their common household items such as bikes, electronics and jewelry repaired for free. The program keeps items out of the landfill while also providing training to adults with ASD such as Ian. This is a really important program for Ian to be involved in because he gets to work on his social skills while learning numerous repair skills that will be beneficial to him when he leaves our program.
In order to be successful in these programs, Ian needs sponsors to purchase supplies for him. Our most pressing need at this time is a laptop computer for Ian. He’ll be working on researching sustainability and learning to work remotely with our team members located around the country so a laptop is essential to the important work that he’ll be doing.
If you would like to help sponsor an item you can use our paypal donate link: https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=FM3536YQCQKDU.
You may also send a check payable to Earth to Autism, 2611 3rd Ave N, St. Petersburg, Fl, 33713.
If you have any questions at all please call us at 727-710-0649.
Here are the items open for sponsorship:
$12.50 – 1/4 sponsorship of the Garden Tool Kit
$20.00- 1/5 sponsorship for soil
$20.00- 1/5 sponsorship for the purchase of seeds
$100.00 – 1/5 sponsorship for transportation to and from the garden for Ian
$100.00- 1/10 sponsorship for a laptop computer
$200 dollars = 1/5 sponsorship of the raised garden bed
$20.00 – 1/5 sponsorship of DIY reading materials for attendees
$50.00 – 1/5 sponsorship for coffee and tea for attendees at each event
$100.00- 1/5 sponsorship for fellowship hall space donation
$100.00 – 1/5 sponsorship for transportation to and from the Repair Cafe events for Ian
$500.00- 1/4 sponsorship for stipends to community professionals for training Ian to repair common items
From the bottom of our hearts, we thank you for supporting Ian and the mission of Earth to Autism!
I am going to order t-shirts tomorrow morning. If you’d like one use the donation link button on the menu of our website (Earth2Autism.org) to order. The t-shirts are $12. Thank you!
For the past 3 months in a row we’ve had over 300 views of our website! We’ve already surpassed the total number of views that we had in 2017 and it’s only May! Thank you & keep visiting because we’ve got lots to share this summer!
Putting together an order of t-shirts. The shirts are green with our new logo in black. If you are interested in purchasing a shirt please email email@example.com and provide your size. I plan to place the order by next Friday. Thanks!
Our calendar for the summer is being finalized this weekend. If you have an event that you’d like Earth to Autism to participate in or you would like to have a one on one session with a member of our leadership team please reach out within the next week so we can get you on the calendar for the summer. Also, I am also ready to finalizing the volunteer roster to work with our client so if you are interested in working with him please reach out as well. I am really looking forward to a very busy and productive summer! Our new email is firstname.lastname@example.org and our phone number is 727-710-0649. Have a wonderful night!