October 2018 Newsletter

OCTOBER NEWSLETTER FROM THE WEST GEORGIA AUTISM FOUNDATION

Happy Halloween!

Thank you to Autism Speaks for the great Halloween guide: https://www.autismspeaks.org/worksheet/all-about-halloween-guide-special-day          Please feel free to share  the above article.


Here are some exciting and important developments:

1. Order your tickets today for WGAF’s “First Annual Snow Ball Fundraiser” at The Inn at Oak Lawn on Saturday, January 12, 2019. The cocktail - attire event will be from 6pm -10pm. Many people and businesses have reached out to us already to ask about tickets, sponsorship, and tables.  We are excited to have well known author, speaker, and autism warrior, Michael Haigwood Goodroe, as a special guest for this event. He is the author of the  book "What Autism Gave Me: A Devastating Diagnosis To A Triumphant Life". There will be a live auction with Cade Parian, a silent auction, and live music.

You can order single tickets, half table, or a full table. Also available is the  Diamond Sponsorship option, complete with an armband (Unlimited drinks) for up to eight guests. You can also purchase a table in honor of someone with autism. Please click here to order your tickets: http://www.wgaautism.org/fundraiser/ Please direct inquiries to Harry Nelson, 678-357-0541 or  harry.nelson.wgaf@gmail.com


2. Just a reminder that we have received our 501c3 letter from the IRS. We can now engage in multiple fundraising opportunities. Here are a few ways to help and/or donate:

  1. Use our PayPal link where you can make donations towards the West Georgia Autism Foundation. It is also on our website under “Donate” or simply clicking here: http://www.wgaautism.org/donate/  or if you prefer the direct PayPal link, here it is: https://www.paypal.me/WestGaAutism

  2. We are looking to partner up with restaurants and facilities for Spirit Nights. If you would like to make suggestions for places, or you/someone you know is in charge of Spirit Nights, please contact Carrie Denham at wgaf.carriedenham@gmail.com or Jenn Toney at jennifertoney1@gmail.com

  3. We would love more volunteers for our Fundraising Committee. Please consider joining this committee by contacting Carrie Denham.

3. In addition to receiving our 501c3, we have now partnered with Kroger Rewards where they will donate a percentage of sales to West Georgia Autism Foundation. Visit http://www.kroger.com/ Once logged into your Kroger account, simply search for West Georgia Autism Foundation. Inc either by name or MU324. If you do not have a Kroger account, you can create one for free. Kroger will send you coupons, plus you can earn Fuel Points for discounts on fuel purchases. Please sign up and share with your family and friends.


Have a happy and safe Halloween!

West Georgia Autism Foundation