Monday, April 20, 2009

Going Green For Autism

Going Green for Autism ASP launched “Going Green for Autism”. Green, being the official color of ASP, and “going green” for reusing and recycling, this project aimed to educate the public on autism and at the same time raise funds for the programs and services for ASP.

In this endeavor, ASP National, partners with ASP Lagro Chapter, one of the two chapters located in Quezon City. Based in Lagro Elementary School (LES), they cater to the needs of persons with autism and their families enrolled in LES, as well as nearby schools and barangays.

Through ASP’s email and text (I-Blast) campaigns, donations were delivered to the office by ASP members and supporters who believe in our cause. The response to the call to donate was overwhelming, given the short time to campaign. Special recognition to Speciabilities Development Center, (a school catering to children with special needs located in Biak na Bato, QC) for campaigning for this project and partnering with us as one of the collection centers. The three-day sale was able to raise a modest amount of P21,706.50 from the sale of used items such as clothes, bags, shoes, books, toys, furniture and accessories. Most of all it strengthened the bond among the officers of ASP National and the officers of ASP Lagro Chapter, as they volunteered together in the sorting, packaging, delivery, down to the selling.

This project was also a realization that the activity could be a vehicle to develop a positive relationship among members, and raise autism awareness in the community. ASP would like to thank Atty. Galimba, the Barangay Captain of Greater Lagro, Quezon City for providing a space at the Barangay Hall Compound during the three day garage sale, the teachers of LES, the volunteers, Mr. Amorin, ML Building Administrator, for allowing the use of the vacant units as storage rooms for the donated items, and all the donors. Thank you for being Autism Angels and Going Green for Autism! ASP works hard to empower ASP Chapters and families dealing with autism. Write us at or or call us at 926-6941 or 929-8447

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