2016 marked the onset of a new Calendar of Events for NBA. Indeed, on January 23rd, NBA hosted its second annual Breakfast Social, at Applebee’s, in Bellevue. We were joined by 45 attendees! Our staff, families and learners, as well as friends, were able to enjoy a quiet restaurant atmosphere, as NBA had the entire place to itself, while relishing pancakes, eggs and bacon, and sipping on orange juice and/or coffee. Some learners could also be seen waiting on attendees, and really seemed to enjoy discovering the ins and outs of Applebee’s, and playing the role of server alongside staff. NBA was also able to raise $225 from this event alone. The feedback received about this event was extremely positive, and we will be holding our next one come January 2017.
NBA also held a California Pizza Kitchen FUNdraiser the week of February 1st through 5th; this event was lots of fun as staff, family and friends shared a lovely meal. NBA also raised over $350 from this event alone. We are also happy to support this restaurant, as it continues to support NBA- indeed, it is in the process of becoming our next Community-Based Instruction job-training site!
Other events that will take place within the next couple of months include: our Open House on March 5th from 10am to noon, the All in for Autism Race occurring on April 24th, and the Can Do Walk/Run taking place April 30th. NBA will have a booth and participating teams for each walk/run event. Please check out your NBA Calendar of Events for other year-round fun activities.
Our NBA Value Village Donation drive is also now always ongoing, instead of occurring on specific dates. Should you have a donation for us, please give the items to your Program Manager, to be added to our pile.
As you have already heard, we are opening an affiliate office in Amman, Jordan, thanks to the hard-work of our Director, Dr. Stacey Shook. Please invest with us in this new project, as you will help establish a new program from the ground up. To learn more and/or donate, please go to: https://www.gofundme.com/vvc9dr9k
Thank you to everyone who has attended our events. See you at our upcoming ones!
Alex. Chehab, Development Coordinator