Thursday, April 15, 2010

One big, happy ohana ...

This Sunday, at least 150 people will come to Waukesha and participate in Good Friend's 2nd annual "Hoa Aloha Autism Awareness Bowling Event". And if it's anything like last year, it will be a fun, if not downright inspiring, day! But even the weeks leading up to this event have been so meaningful for our nonprofit.

We're seeing families of bowlers rallying around this cause in unprecedented ways. One bowler's grandfather challenged his family to donate generously, promising to match their collective donations -- an he HAS! For this family, it's not about the iPad promised to the Top Fundraiser -- it's about creating autism awareness, teaching acceptance of differences, and fostering empathy for students with ASD among their typically-developing peers.

Will you please join us? Whether you register your team today, come to the bake sale on Sunday, buy tickets for the Brewers-Cubs game raffle, or just donate to one of the bowlers, we want you to feel the spirit of aloha in this big happy ohana we call Good Friend.

Online donations and registrations are due by midnight Thursday (TODAY). All other registrations and donations can be turned in on Sunday. Call 414-510-0385 with any questions. Happy National Autism Awareness Month!