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Help Kids with Autism & Win a Free Photoshoot

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THE STORY:

The Global Autism Project believes in fostering sustainable development so that the training and support provided to their partner centers will last far beyond their presence.

While many organizations provide educational materials or clothing donations, research has found that these donations can be a detriment to the local economy, foster paternalism, and thwart the sustainability of progress.

Instead, the Global Autism Project believes in supporting the local economy and working with the materials which can be accessed readily and repeatedly by our partners.

In doing this, we ensure that our partners will not be dependent on our presence, but instead the partner's capacity to work will be increased through the knowledge of how to use what already exists.  

The money raised through the Global Autism Project supports the mission and vision of sustainable training and teaching by enabling a clinical team to train and consult with their partners, off-setting the extreme cost of working internationally in this capacity.

 

This December and January,

photographer and videographer Caroline White Photography has volunteered to give her time and creative talents, by traveling with us to India and Kenya, bringing to life the stories of kids with autism, their parents, teachers, and volunteers.  Stories of families and varied cultures, to raise awareness and foster continued change and growth, for the Global Autism Project.

These amazing donated mini-documentaries will inspire and entertain, helping to spread awareness and helping to educate for our organization, and for autism in general.

We recently asked Caroline:

So, Why India and Kenya, Caroline?  Why not simply help Autism in your own country?

Caroline: I've done cause work in the US, and found it very fulfilling.  Traveling, becoming immersed in new cultures, and doing my work in places outside of my comfort zone has always been part of my dreams, but it is also in my DNA.  My great aunt, LIFE Magazine photojournalist Margaret Bourke White photographed Gandhi!  Some big shoes to fill, yes - but my other reason for wanting to do THIS particular project, is because of how much more marginalized kids with autism can be in other countries, and how much harder it can be to access education, resources and training.  Outside of the US, an autism diagnosis can feel like a death sentence, especially for the mothers - but this does not have to be the case, and the Global Autism Project has proven this over and over, in EIGHT countries since 2003. 

Before discovering GAP, I had wanted to get involved with building schools, because I think empowerment and freedom starts with education (plus all the celebrities seemed to be doing it), but I was so impressed with what the Global Autism Project has built - and it has been SUSTAINABLE and continues to be.  Before, I thought, doing good work is just doing good work, but there are so many more layers to it, so many intricacies and complications.  The more I learn about the non-profit world, the more I learn what a value this organization is, and how deserving of attention they are.

You're not just donating your creative talents to us though, right?

That's right!  I want to inspire and incentive more people to become aware of this organization and to help foster it's much needed continued growth, so I am ALSO giving away a free photo shoot, to one random person who gives at least $25 to this amazing cause.  

If you give $50, you will automatically be entered TWICE for the free photoshoot.  $250? That means TEN TIMES the chances.  All you have to do is give!

Your donation means so much to us, even if it is just $5. 

 

The Deadline: is Wednedsay December 3rd!  



To learn more about Caroline White Photography, visit:

http://www.creativecaroline.com

and http://www.carolinewhitephotography.com

Follow Caroline White Photography on Facebook and Twitter.

Follow Global Autism on Twitter and Facebook.

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To This Fundraiser

$3,155

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  • Lara

    $100

  • Pamela

    $25

  • Patricia

    $25

  • Karolyn

    $25

  • Melissa

    $25

  • Michelle Dawson

    $50

  • Panya

    $50

  • Heather Turman

    $50

  • Denise Dare

    $75

  • Holly

    $25

  • Amy Auset Rohn

    $50

  • Maryna Hrushetska

    $35

  • Amy Birks

    $100

  • Holly Gillen

    $25

  • Belisa Perez

    $25

  • Julie Shavalier

    $25

  • Johanna Moritz

    $25

  • Valerie Kausen

    $50

  • Nicole Bonsol

    $25

  • Jody Schwindt

    $75

  • Julie Santiago

    $50

  • Brianne

    $25

  • Lisa O'Brien

    $25

  • Jovanka Ciares

    $35

  • Claire Hayes

    $50

  • Suzi

    $50

  • Melissa Partridge

    $125

  • Lisa Wolfe

    $25

  • Anonymous

     

  • Christina Salerno

    $25

  • Mimika Cooney

    $25

  • Amanda Chism

    $25

  • Lisa Murray :: Creativity Lab

    $50

  • Jenev Caddell

    $50

  • Rebecca T. Dickson

    $100

  • Courtney Engle

    $25

  • Courtney Engle

    $25

  • Courtney Engle

    $25

  • Barbara L Cummings

    $25

  • Tracy Neely

    $25

  • Johann

    $100

  • Monicka

    $25

  • Jen Turrell

    $50

  • Alison Hummel

    $25

  • Denyne Sanville

    $50

  • Jen Mazer

    $55

  • Jennah Ferrer-Foronda

    $25

  • Elaine

    $25

  • Hilary

    $25

  • Christine

     

  • Julie Millett

    $25

  • Wunna

    $150

  • Elaine

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Celia Ward-Wallace

    $25

  • Laurel

    $50

  • Jacqueline Brown

    $25

  • Marsha Shandur

    $50

  • Carla Renata

    $25

  • Jessica Ruth Shepard

    $25

  • Elyse Sparkes

    $75

  • Anonymous

     

  • Sara Costello

     

  • Ruth Robertson

    $30

  • Abby Wilkes

    $25

  • Trish Neilson Crescenzi

    $25

  • Anonymous

     

  • Richard Kato

    $25

  • Edie Zuckerwar

    $50

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13% Raised of $25,000 Goal

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The Team: $3,155 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Fundraiser Title

GLOBAL AUTISM PROJECT

Amount Raised

$3,130

 

13% Raised of $25,000 Goal

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Akai Raion

Amount Raised

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Donor Comments

Edie Zuckerwar

Edie Zuckerwar

DONATION: $50

3 years ago

Richard Kato

Richard Kato

DONATION: $25

Teruo and Dollie Kato 3 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

Molly, for all the smart work you are doing to make sustainable and loving change. 3 years ago

Trish Neilson Crescenzi

Trish Neilson Crescenzi

DONATION: $25

Inspired by Carolyn White! 3 years ago

Abby Wilkes

Abby Wilkes

DONATION: $25

What a wonderful cause! Well done you. Let's up the spiritual level even more 3 years ago

Ruth Robertson

Ruth Robertson

DONATION: $30

A wonderful cause. Good luck with this campaign.. 3 years ago

Sara Costello

Sara Costello

3 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

<3 what you are doing! <3 Fingers crossed! Would LOVE to be in front of your camera! Even if it doesn't happen through this, one day! May this donation help this amazing population!!! xoxo 3 years ago

Elyse Sparkes

Elyse Sparkes

DONATION: $75

3 years ago

Jessica Ruth Shepard

Jessica Ruth Shepard

DONATION: $25

3 years ago