We’re in the last 36 hours of Operation Orange, my fundraising drive to raise money for Camp G.R.A.C.E., a local YMCA camp for autistic youth in my town. Thank you to everyone who has donated so far!
I’m throwing in a giveaway now, too! I’ll put the name of everyone who donates $15 or more into a hat, and the name I draw will get a free copy of the new book “1,001 Tips for the Parents of Autistic Boys” by Ken Siri. I’ll also be posting a review of it tomorrow. Yours truly has a few tips in the book! (There is a different edition of this book for girls, but if you have an autistic girl, most of the tips in this book apply to both girls and boys.) Note: You’ll have to e-mail me your donation receipt because I don’t get a record of your donation otherwise. Everyone who has already done so is already in the hat.
Camp G.R.A.C.E. needs to raise $18,000 to meet its goal for 2011, and I have about $1,000 to go in 36 hours to reach my goal. Your support toward that goal will mean that 37 autistic children and their families will be able to afford a camp experience next summer like our J-Man had. 100% of your donation goes directly to their youth programs and provides discounts and scholarships for autistic children to come to camp.
If we meet our goal, I will dye my hair orange and wear an orange running outfit at a huge 10K road race in my city next Sunday (the 14th). They are forecasting a couple thousand runners and lots of spectators! And yes I will post pictures.
Remember, we’re all done at midnight tomorrow night (the 10th), so please donate now! Thank you!