Trades NL- We cannot say a big enough thank you to this group of over 16 craft unions and over 20,0000 workers for supporting our new social enterprise, Good Roots Gardening. More than half the donation will help fund a 365 Greenhouse designed by Iron and Earth. The enterprise will provide year-round training opportunities and meaningful employment to adults on the spectrum.
RBC- The team at RBC are major supports of our Active for Autism Walk each fall, thank you for the funds you donate and the time you give at the walk.
Radiothon- huge thank you to VOCM Cares for all of their support during our first Radiothon in December 2017. Thank you also to all those who called in or visited to donate.
12 months 12 miracles- Thank you for the amazing support in our Western Office!
Sea Rose staff teams up for Autism
A special thank you to Joanne Whalen and the Monday Night Ladies Darts Group for raising $590.00 during the 2017 dart season! Every donation is important to helping ASNL provide its varied programs and services.
THANK YOU J.D. IRVING LIMITED!!!! We had an absolutely amazing morning with the Sacuta family at the christening of the Paul A. Sacuta supply vessel. A huge thank you to J.D Irving Limited, for making us a part of this special day, words cannot describe how grateful we are for your support.
THANK YOU NL FRIENDS GOLF TOURNAMENT!!! Georgina and Justin Martin organized a 'NL Friends Golf Tournament' in Florida! They donated $2023.40 to us here at ASNL! The 50/50 prize winners, Carla O'Keefe Blettner and her husband Bob, donated their winnings as well totalling $1011.70. Donations from third-party events are a huge source of operating funds at ASNL!! Sincere thanks to all who participated in this event.
Pictured: (l-r) Georgina Martin, Elaine Dobbin, Bob Blettner and Carla O'Keefe Blettner
SEADRILL MAKE HUGE CONTRIBUTION AS PART OF THEIR SAFETY EFFORTS A very sincere thank you to Seadrill Canada, West Aquarius Team for their support! The total of $22,639 is a combined total of funds raised based on injury-free days among staff on Aquarius in 2016 and 2017. We also must acknowledge the Dunne family, thank you so much for all being such a positive part of our ASNL family.
Pictured (l-r)are: Tess Hemeon, Manager, Community Engagement Manager, ASNL; Doug Dunne, Seadrill employee and father; Scott Crocker, Chief Executive Director, ASNL; Douglas Dunne, ASNL supporter and son of Doug; Lloyd Power, Fund Development Officer, ASNL; Clara Dunne, mother of Douglas; Alex Collins, Manager, Finance and Property, ASNL.
Holy Spirit High School has a competitive video game team - HSH Smash Team. Part of their mandate is to promote a positive influence in their community. For the past 2 years, The Smash Team has fundraised and provided ASNL with technology. This year they have raised enough to gift ASNL with 5 top of the line iPads and an iTunes card. These iPads will aid in the learning, socialization and communication of individuals with ASD. Thanks again to the HSH Smash Team for their positive influence on our community!
JOHNSON STAFF SHOW EASTER SPIRIT AND KINDNESS FOR AUTISM Pictured here are Ken Bennett, President Johnson Inc. and Alex Griffiths, VP Operations for Johnsons along with Team Michelle Ellard who organized the event and presented $900 to Lloyd Power of ASNL. Thank you so so much
Krista and Gerry Chidley, organizers of the Annual Southern Shore Cup, together with many sponsors and supporters from local communities on the Southern Shore, raised more than $27,000 and donated it to Autism Society NL at the championship game on February 18th, 2017. Special folks, inspiring folks, and very special supporters of ASNL. We appreciate your efforts so very much!
In January, Katrina Bajzak stopped by the Elaine Dobbin Centre for Autism with a generous $3840 donation on behalf of the David and Krisztian Fund. Thank you so much for your contribution to the work we do here, it is so very appreciated.
We were lucky enough to meet the women of the Friendship Group at St. James United Church! This awesome group of ladies made a $200 donation to our organization and we are very grateful for their support.
Hibernia Offshore workers participate in a Safety Observation Program called "Nobody Gets Hurt" where HMDC donates $0.50 per safety card submitted. Last quarter, they raised $6,789! Doug Healey, his wife Samantha and their son Alex presented this generous donation. Thank you!
Pamela Meester, a fabulous Stella & Dot Independent Stylist, has been a long-time supporter and donor of Autism Society, NL. In April, she raised autism awareness with her Rainbows for Sammy campaign, inspired by her nephew. Thank you so much!
When Sheena & Wesley got married on Friday July 13th, they asked guests to make a donation to ASNL for their kissing game during reception. They weren't joking when they said they were kissing all night - they raised over $2000! Thank you so much for giving back on your big day!
Dianne Clements with the NL Society of Florida learned about our gardens from a television segment last fall. She recommended Good Roots Gardening as a charity of choice to her team, and while in Florida this past winter they raised $500 US through various events. Thank you Dianne for meeting the team and giving us this generous donation!
Big thanks to Charlene Butler, Claudette Hillier and The Salvation Army CBS Corps Vacation Bible School, Shipwrecked - Rescued by Jesus, for choosing Good Roots Gardening as their charity of choice this year. Over five days, children in the program raised $783.50! This money will be used for seeds, greenhouse soil and compost, while helping those on the autism spectrum learn valuable work skills. Thank you so much for your support!
The first ever Jake's Show N Shine raised $10,357! Thank you to every one who came out to the event. We are overwhelmed by the community support from Placentia & Dunville area. Sincere thanks to the Griffiths - Ray, Kelly, and the inspiration behind it all - Jake! These funds will allow us to continue to be there for families, just like yours. We're looking forward to next year!
ASNL was honoured to be picked as NLCU's Charity of Choice for their 15th Annual Walk-A-Thon. Walks were held on June 3rd in 8 locations across the province and raised an incredible $10,000 for our Classroom Awareness Program. Thank you Allison Chaytor-Loveys, Chief Executive Officer and the entire NLCU team for your hard work and support.
In July 2018, The Harley Owners Group organized a motorcycle ride to support our outreach efforts. We had the privilege of accepting a cheque for $7500 from funds they raised from that event. We greatly appreciate and thank this generous group of riders! Their longtime support has been truly amazing.
On September 29, 2018, we had the pleasure of attending Cherry Nook Inc. and Sam Design's Grand Opening of their brand new showroom in Bay Roberts. It was absolutely beautiful, and we were honoured to accept a joint donation from these two awesome partners. Thank you!
Big thanks to Jeffrey Locke, teacher at Holy Spirit High School, and his competitive gaming team, HSH SMASH, for stopping by our Library to donate three iPad minis. This donation allows us to help improve educational and learning services at the Centre. Jeffrey and his gaming team have donated iPads to us over the last three years. Thank you so much, Jeffrey! Game on!
Big thanks to Pipers Department Stores for being the Presenting Sponsor at Active for Autism on October 14th, 2018! We are overwhelmed by their community support and would like to thank their entire staff team and customers for their hard word and dedication in raising funds and awareness during the month of October for Autism Awareness Month. Thank you, Pipers!
We were thrilled to have the St. John’s EDGE attend Active for Autism 2018 and lead the warm up stretch for participants before the walk began. We were also pleasantly surprised when assistant coach Steve Marcus and #23 Guard Carl English presented us with a $5000 cheque from the Edge Foundation. Thank you, St. John’s EDGE for your tremendous support and helping us make a difference! #DefendTheRock
We had the pleasure of accepting a $4426 cheque from our Active for Autism Presenting Sponsor, Pipers! Pipers sold #autismacceptance shirts and mugs in all their locations during Autism Awareness Month. We can't wait to see what they do for Active for Autism 2019!
Cynthia, Jennifer and Kim with Bell Canada's Business Marketing and Product Management Teams stopped by the Centre to donate program supplies for Giving Tuesday! Thank you for your generous donation of arts, crafts and books for our program participants!
We were thrilled to be invited to Cape St. Francis for their first annual Christmas Charity assembly! They raised over $4000 during their Walk for Charity in October 2018 and gave back to Heart & Stroke NL, Diabetes NL, Epilepsy NL and Autism Society NL! Thank you for welcoming us to your school and for giving back to those in need in your community. Capers Care!
On November 26 2018, Harvey's Restaurant in Mount Pearl had their Grand Opening. Hungry family and friends made a donation for their meal and a generous $500 was raised! Congratulations Michelle & Craig Hickey on the opening of your new restaurant, and thank you for thinking of us and fundraising on our behalf!
We are absolutely honoured to have been chosen as one of the charities of choice for the Come From AWay Concerts in St. John's in January 2018. Cheryl Hickman of Opera on the Avalon stopped by ASNL to tell us the amazing news; $50,000 from these shows is being donated to us. We want to send out biggest thanks to Opera on the Avalon, Come From Away Toronto, Mirvish Performance Art Theatre and everyone who was lucky enough to take in one of the shows! Thank you so much, truly, and big Congratulations to Opera on the Avalon on their 10th Anniversary this year!
Playing NL Bingo on Sundays on NTV? Get your bingo cards at Whale's Back Convenience, Country Convenience, PJ's Convenience, Sharpe's Cash & Carry, Elaine's Convenience and Breakwater Pharmacy; They are donating a portion of card sales to ASNL and over the first 7 weeks of Bingo they've raised $1571.25! Thank you so much Jennifer and Colleen for stopping by to make the donation!
We'd like to sincerely thank the QE Pioneers for hosting a charity hockey game in support of ASNL! On May 14, 2019, current students played against alumni players and raised $1801! We even had an anonymous donation made by a former QE student and player to match what was raised - resulting in the event total to $3602! Thank you, Pioneers!
June 10th, 2019
Elaine Dobbin Centre for Autism: Transitions Program 2019/20 Registration