Friday, March 23, 2007



This is what the wish list from the Autism Association Ealry Intervention Centre comes too.

I would so love to be able to raise this much for them this year, I have a two page list in front of me from Tasha the clinical director of the centre, I will publish some of it later today. This is equipment and resources that will be helping a child from the first time it is used and for a very long time after that.

As far as autism goes for me and those I talk to who are therapist and parents Early Intervention is the key, it is proven, it is so worthwhile and we can see the resources at work and the progress made.

From last years fundraising the centre bought some weighted jackets, Alec has one from the centre right now, his teachers are EXCITED, yes excited by the improvement and progress he has made in a week of using the jacket during activity time. Beacause they had the jackets we were able to trial it and I am buying one for Alec.

This is what it is all about for me. Such a small amount of money will make such a difference to so many families.

Wednesday, March 21, 2007


raffle goodies

Things are starting to come in for the raffles, Annica, Lissy's sisster sent along a bag of goodies, Jen Hall has finished her album page and regina Murdoch sent along a fantastic package of books and supplies, I'm going to raffle this one of on it's own, everything is so yummy!
Thank you girls!

Sunday, March 04, 2007


Fundraiser Updates

here are a few things that have been happening with the behind the scenes bits and pieces to do with the fundraiser.

  • there have been 38 ticket reservation
  • we are running a coffee drive from now until the crop, 250gr bags of ground coffee or beans will be sold to raise money, for more details see Cafe Grendel
  • Upstream Communities have been amazingly wonderful and have offered to pay the $250 fee for the church hall we will use for the crop
  • Would you buy a t-shirt? I am thinking of setting up a cafe press store to sell Helping Hand merchandise all year round
  • Donations of scrpbooking products are starting to trickle in, if you are an individual or store that would like to donate please email me!