I’ve mentioned my love of pictures of people holding giant novelty cheques before, and the Green Shed with their monthly charity regularly results in me receiving those pictures.
It also results in some very worthwhile organisations getting some much needed money, so it’s a win/win.
As part of their charity day giveaway, The Green Shed donated $10,000 to Autism Asperger ACT today. The Green Shed hold charity day on the last Wednesday of each month, where 100% of the total sales for that day are donated to a charity until $10k is raised.
Autism Asperger ACT is committed to improving the understanding of Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) within the local community and the effect upon families / carers of a person with ASD. They aim to provide support for these families through sharing their time and the information they have on this disability. They strive to achieve the best educational outcomes for the children while seeking to better understand the causes of their autism in a mutually supportive group.
ASD include Autistic Disorder (Childhood Autism in the ICD-10), Asperger’s Disorder/syndrome and Pervasive Development Disorder – not otherwise specified (PDD-NOS). They are neuro-biological disorders that affect the way people communicate, socialise, process information and adapt to (or interact with) their environment. Autism Asperger ACT Inc. is a non-profit, parent run organisation which relies on the voluntary work of its members. It does not receive government funding for its running.
Photo: Elaine Stanford (co-owner of TGS); Adrienne Gault; Trish O’Neil ( both from AAACT); Peter Brady (CEO AAACT) and Sandie Parkes (co-owner TGS)