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 May 2017 | eNews


Moms on a Mission to Build a Home with a Heart 

Having recently celebrated Mother’s Day, we want to recognize all the hard-working moms out there fighting to give their children the best lives possible. Moms of children with disabilities have to fight particularly hard. That’s exactly what two moms did in 1999 when they opened Friendship Home, a place that would offer desperately needed respite care to families like theirs.

At the Flutie Foundation, we hear too often how draining the demands can be on a family caring for loved ones with autism, so we were thrilled to provide the Friendship Home with a three-year grant to help caregivers take a break from these daily challenges. Respite services help improve the quality of everyday life for an entire family. By providing weekend overnight services, Friendship Home has created a safe, nurturing, and familiar environment that helps individuals learn valuable independent living skills and develop their social skills by hanging out with their peers.

visit pic.jpgOn a recent tour of Friendship Home, Flutie Foundation staff visited participants and heard all about the exciting activities they enjoy during their stay, including theme parties and movie outings. Thank you, Friendship Home, for opening your doors to us and to so many well-deserving families affected by autism as you help them live life to the fullest!

See our full list of community partners and grant recipients here>>

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Get Air Socks .jpgThank You Get Air!
Get Air, along with its 50 trampoline park locations across the United States and Canada, teamed up to raise $226,000 for the Flutie Foundation during the month of April. Get Air sold special edition jump socks with a puzzle piece design in support of National Autism Awareness Month. Fifty cents from each pair of autism socks sold was donated to the Flutie Foundation to help further our mission. Jumpers were also provided with the opportunity to give a $1, $3 or $5 cash donation at the register. Get Air Indoor Trampoline Park has more than 50 locations throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico and Japan. Find a GetAir Location Near You »
Leone Picture .jpgIt Certainly was a "Night to Shine"
The "Full of Life" blog is a place where we celebrate families living with autism, like the Leone's who we recently honored at our "Night to Shine" Gala on Saturday, May 6th. Our most recent blog comes from Don Reed & Risa Greendlinger and Dr. Jack & Margie Tierney, the 2017 Gala Committee Co-Chairs, who join us in celebrating the events success and expressing gratitude to all that made it possible. Read our Blog »
coinup.pngRound Up Your Spare Change to Help Families
Have you rounded up yet? Our new partnership with Coin Up, an innovative mobile app, will transform the way you can help support our cause! Coin Up allows you to donate your spare change directly to the Flutie Foundation every time you make a purchase with your credit or debit card by virtually rounding up your “spare change” on each transaction. At the end of the month, your spare change is added up to a maximum limit set by you, and sent directly to us. Now, when you're buying groceries, picking up your dry cleaning, or even filling up your gas tank, you are incrementally donating to the Flutie Foundation without a second thought.
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