Unless you just stumbled upon this blog, you know my son Jonah lives and goes to school at the Anderson Center for Autism. We could no longer keep him home because of his violently aggressive behaviors. Jonah has come a long way in the year he’s been at Anderson! So many parents like us depend on this school for their child’s fundamental education. Anderson is holding a Fundraising Gala on October 6th. The idea is to raise money for the school.
I am not one to ask for money often, but today I am. For Jonah I will.
I am so grateful to the Anderson Center…
If you can give any amount, I will appreciate it very, very much. (Choose gala donation when you get to the donate page). Your information will be kept private and your donation will be processed on a secure server, though you will be acknowledged in the Gala Program and of course can use your donation as a charitable contribution on your taxes.
And if there happen to be (or if you know) any owners of restaurants, Bed and Breakfasts, stores, hot air balloons, art centers, museums, bookstores, grocery stores, amusement parks, gyms, hotels, airlines, spas, hair salons, gas stations, toy stores, resort properties, etc. reading this– or if you have a superfluous surplus of iPads, those things/gift certificates/gift cards would be amazing to have for the silent auction.
May your kindnesses come back to you a thousandfold!
I’m starting my blog vacation now…be back in town on the tenth. I am so excited I am almost shaking just to think about crossing the threshold of Laura Ingalls Wilder’s home, kept just as she left it when she died three days after her 90th birthday, on February 10th, 1957.
(Yes, I know what a geek I am).
Some Jonah pictures and maybe a video until I return:
A video of Jonah being on-purpose bad and somewhat gross and us not doing much about it. We choose our battles.
Bye, people who use vacation time to go to beaches on oceans and lakes instead of the center-of-the-USA Missouri Ozarks home of a dead children’s book author! You’re missing out.