|Sponsorships still available for annual Autism Day WA|
|Written by Valley View Staff|
|Monday, 09 July 2012 12:23|
CARNATION—More than 400 families are expected to participate in the day of free activities planned at the annual Autism Day WA celebration at Jubilee Farms in Carnation on Saturday, Aug. 11th.
The fun-filled day will give families and caretakers an opportunity to relax in the peaceful surroundings of an actual working farm. The event has been scheduled from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. as a family activity in a relaxed setting with an assortment of activities for families with children.
“Autism Day WA has been a fun, free tradition since 2001,” said founder Lynne Banki of Sammamish. “Our goal every year is to provide contact with real-life resources available to families touched by autism. The success of our local program will allow us to duplicate Autism Day WA in other areas of Washington, and hopefully other states as well.”
Reservation space is still available for free booths as well as sponsors who wish to be associated with this positive event. Banki said she will begin a waiting list for vendors and service providers once her available spaces are filled.
In an effort to keep the day free of charge for all participants, Banki has employed the services of non-profit specialist GFS Fund Development to coordinate donations.
A list of volunteer opportunities is available online at www.autismdaywa.org. For more information on donations or participation in the annual event, contact Banki directly at firstname.lastname@example.org, Gazala Uradnick of GFS at email@example.com or call (425) 802-7420.