We have MOMENTOUS things to celebrate now and in the coming weeks!
First, we successfully completed our $10,000 Kickstarter crowd-funding project for our new elementary school autism peer sensitivity film! Yahooooo!!! Special thanks to Rob Lindemann for his $500 donation. Because of Rob and other people who believe in our Awareness-Acceptance-Empathy mission, we are able to move forward with our casting call August 5 & 6. If you still want to donate to this project, we will gladly accept your donation via our website or by mail and will be happy to honor the rewards promised through the Kickstarter campaign at the $25, $100, and $1,000 levels.
Second, Denise and I are excited to be meeting with University of Wisconsin-Whitewater professors Simone DeVore and Brooke Winchell next month to discuss the findings of their research study on our elementary school interventions. This was a HUGE undertaking, spanning almost three years and involving over 1,200 participants. We hope to have some insights to share at our annual Member Appreciation Night on August 9th!
Finally, Good Friend, Inc., celebrates is 6th "birthday" on August 10th. Our "party" is wrapped up as part of our annual Member Appreciation Night on August 9th, when we'll raise our cupcakes to last fiscal year's Top Fundraiser, Dani Rossa, and Good Friend in Education Award winner Miranda Probst. Plan to join us that Friday evening from 7-8:30 p.m. at Steinhafels in Waukesha!
Denise know you're coming by August 2nd, please. And feel free to bring guests!
We appreciate your continued support as we work together to create cultures of acceptance in our schools! (And it's not too early to schedule fall services for staff and students, by the way.)