2014 News & Events Archives

Thank You 211/311 Call Centre Staff and OSSTF Active Retired Members!

Staff at the City of Windsor 211/311 Call Centre donated the proceeds of their dress down fund to Autism Services. The $385 donated will be use to purchase autism specific toys and games for the ASI Lending Library. Thank you to all the staff that participated.

Active Retired Members of OSSTF Chapter 9 held their Christmas Party this past week and generously decided to make a donation of $500 to the Bruce Awad Summer Program. Your support is greatly appreciated.

Thank You to University of Windsor Business Students!

Students from the University of Windsor Business Program hosted a Cosmic bowling night on November 21st with all proceeds benefiting the Bruce Awad Summer Program. Over $1000 was raised! ASI and the families that attend the Summer Program are grateful for the efforts of all the volunteers, especially Laura Fritz as well as everyone who came out to bowl and show support. For more information on how you or your group can fundraise for ASI please click here.Bowling fundraiser set up at Rosebowl

Great Turnout at the 5K Walk for Autism

Thank you to the Raising Autism Awareness Student Group at the University of Windsor for organizing the 5K Walk in support of autism awareness on Saturday, November 1st and for raising $1,200 for ASI! ASI and the families whose children attend the Bruce Awad Summer Program appreciate the support of everyone who braved the wind chill and participated!
Cheques presentation for Autism Walk

DPM Insurance Group Donates to Summer Program

dpmlogoAll of us at ASI, especially the 62 families that attend the Bruce Awad Summer Program, would like to thank DPM Insurance Group and Jay Dillion from their very generous donation of $2500. This money will go directly to the Bruce Awad Summer Program.

Bruce Awad Summer Program Open House

Thank you to everyone who came out to the annual Summer Program Open Houses. We'd like to especially thank those in the community who donated supplies and services as well as those who generously made cash donations. Your support is greatly appreciated by the staff of ASI and the families we support.

Thank You, Windsor Quilters Guild and G & K Services

All of us at ASI would like to thank The Windsor Quilters Guild and G & K Services for they financial support. In addition to a $500 donation, G & K Services have generously donated a supply of gloves to the Summer Program. It is community support from organizations and local businesses that helps to make the Bruce Awad Summer Program possible.

6th Annual Pasta Dinner

The 6th Annual Pasta Dinner was held on Friday, May 2, 2014 at the Fogolar. We raised over $17,000! Once again we are grateful to our volunteers, sponsors and donors. See sponsor's poster here and complete list of donors here. Hope to see everyone on Friday May 1st at the 7th Annual Pasta Dinner!

Hengl, Scott Financial Partners Supports ASI

Hengl Scott Financial Partners Inc. held a "Master" Your Short Game fundraiser for ASI on April 10. Paul Scott was on hand at the ASI Annual Genreal Meeting to present a cheque for $1,065 to Michelle Helou, ASI President. Thank you to Hengl Scott and everyone who participated. If you or your group would like to hold a fundraising event to support the Bruce Awad Summer Program please contact the office or click here for more information.
Hengl Scott cheque presentation

Ontario's Autism Parent Resource Kit

The Ontario Ministry of Youth Services is launching the Ontario's Autism Parent Resource Kit. The Kit was developed by talking to families whose lives have been changed by ASD. Many service providers, researchers and other professionals also contributed their expertise. It is a new, comprehensive online resource to help families better understand autism and the range of services and supports available in Ontario. Please visit www.Ontario.ca/autism for more information.

Amy's Autism Awareness

Thank you to the students and staff at St. Joseph's Catholic High School for their tremendous efforts in organizing the Amy's Autism Awareness Campaign. Amy Wagner was a St. Joseph's student and a support worker for ASI that died in a tragic accident in March 2012. To honour Amy's memory they hold a dress down day where students donate money in order to wear pink or purple. The money raised is then donated to the Bruce Awad Summer Program. This year the students raised $1517. Thank you to Mr. Gilbert and his Business Leadership class who have committed to making this an annual event.

Thank You Green Shield for Supporting ASI

A big thank you once again, to the staff of the Windsor office of Green Shield Canada. Each Friday is designated as Dress Down Day and employees participate in making a $2.00 donation that is taken through payroll deduction. The money contributed each week is then donated to various community service agencies and charities that are suggested by the employees. ASI is grateful to the employees of Green Shield Canada for their donation of $1,384.

If your business or place of employment participates in similar fundraising activities please consider supporting Autism Services Inc. Click here for other third party fundraising ideas and making donations.

Summer Program Receives Charities Aid Foundation America Grant

The Charities Aid Foundation America (CAF America) awarded the Bruce Awad Summer Program a grant in the amount of $7,250.20. CAF America's interest in ASI is the direct result of a suggestion submitted by Qualcomm Foundation. We are grateful to Qualcomm for making this all possible. This grant will be directed towards the cost of community outings including swimming and field trips.

2013 News and Events Archives

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