I received this email and wanted to show my support by posting it on my blog. They are not asking you for money, just your vote.
I work for a non-profit in Dallas that helps kids with autism
and other delays. We are trying to win a $50,000 grant from Pepsi to fund our summer camp for kids with autism – and to do so, we have to be in the top-10 vote-getters on their site for our division.
A little about our project that the $50,000 would fund:
Camp SMILE! consists of five, 2 week, therapeutic day camps which
incorporate sensory integration, visual strategies, direct social
instruction, and positive behaviorial supports, for 45 children, ages
3-16, with autism. Campers are placed by age, social-language skills,
and functional levels so activities are developmentally appropriate.
Camp is staffed by speech and occupational therapists and special
education teachers who develop individual child goals while
facilitating positive, appropriate peer group interactions. Due to the
intense, individual needs of the campers, the camper/staff ratiois
three to one.
Campers work and play with others, develop strategies for making
friends, learn coping skills, experience making positive choices, and
understand the consequences of behavior. They learn self-calming
techniques, practice creative thinking, and have fun.
Parents get a brief respite from the intensity of parenting a child
Could you promote it on your site and encourage everyone to vote every
day in May (and tell their friends)?
We are hovering around #125 – so top 10 is pretty far away for us!
Vote here – http://pep.si/aq5ytC
Thanks for any help you can give us!
The Warren Center