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ExtraSpecialTeas, Inc. via Crowdrise
January 06, 2015

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THE STORY:

THE HOLIDAY CHALLENGE CONTEST RUNS FROM 11/25 - January 6, 2015.  PLEASE HELP US WIN ADDITIONAL PRIZE MONEY AWARDED TO THE TOP 5 CAUSES WHO RAISE THE MOST! 

ExtraSpecialTeas is an exciting new Main Street Teahouse bringing People and Special Needs People together over Tea. We’re building an Extra Special Tea House in downtown Great Barrington, MA –Spring of 2015- which will be 'owned and operated' by Special Needs People and inspiring the Power of Purpose within everyone who encounters it.

As a non profit 501(c)(3) Tea House –open to the public- we will provide vocational training and therapy services for young adults with autism and other special needs aging out of school. Participants will learn the power of teamwork while feeling confident through the support of their peers and others. Under the supervision of teachers and volunteers, they will receive the therapies they need plus the opportunities to fulfill certain operational roles in the teahouse to the best of their ability. For some, the skills learned at EST may be a stepping-stone for future employment, and for others, this friendly and accepting work environment will provide a stimulating day program where they continue to learn and master social and vocational skills.

Inspired through the true Power of Purpose, both People and Extra Special People will find new found fulfillment not afforded thus far by an operating retail establishment. The tearoom area will create an irresistible haven for consumers to enjoy their tea experience, while each special needs server and operator will feel the thrill of helping create their experience. Each will be carefully monitored and supported with the belief that they can perform roles with or without assistance. We feel this mutual sense of pride, support and fulfillment will result in a magical environment that brings community integration to a new standard.

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts has already approved our application for financial support for the ongoing operation AFTER ExtraSpecialTeas opens it doors. That's where YOU come in. Your tax-deductible donations will help us open the doors to a new integrated world where special needs adults are included, not excluded, and everyone in the community at large is inspired by joining hands, together!

And, this year we're doing something really HUGE on #GivingTuesday, December 2nd, as a part of the Challenge. We can't give away all the details quite yet but organizations like The NFL, March of Dimes, Robin Hood, Uber, 92Y, Eventbrite, It Gets Better, UNICEF, United Airlines and The UN Foundation are all involved.  It’s going to be amazing!!! Even if you don't win a grand prize, you get to keep the money you raise.  So, so awesome.

 

$48,134

MONEY RAISED
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  • Allen Sabinson

    $20

  • Koenigsbergers

    $50

  • Evelyn cintron

    $20

  • herb jen and jess

    $50

  • Dana and Jay Wiley

    $25

  • Joseph Quinn

    $50

  • Amy & Marc Brownstein

    $25

  • the Radcliffe family

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • David and Rhonda Cohen

    $250

  • Kelly & Connie Collins

    $100

  • Lorrie Strohsacker

    $20

  • Slick and Janet Wallace

    $50

  • Bill & Ginny

    $500

  • Lynn Buono & Skip Schwarzman

    $200

  • Krishna Evans & Ron Silliman

    $25

  • Anonymous

     

  • Lea, Matthew, Sydney and Mackenzie Cohn

    $1,000

  • Patricia eltman

    $30

  • Monica and Gil Mateer

    $20

  • The Adelman

     

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Heather D'Amore

    $100

  • Paige Perry

    $1,000

  • David and Karen Gilliss

    $100

  • The Lucas/Thompson Family

    $100

  • Carrie Fletcher

    $20

  • barb and ed gilliss

    $100

  • Mary Lee & Leonard Haas

     

  • The Liebert Family

    $100

  • Anonymous

     

  • Dave and Karen Kovalcik

     

  • Gerry and Ellen hurley

    $100

  • Theresa & Maddy

    $25

  • Jory Barrad

    $36

  • Donna Porter

    $20

  • Jack and Donna Ferraioli

    $150

  • Anonymous

     

  • Laurie Levi

    $100

  • Sue and Steve Hilbert

    $250

  • Tedd and Lori Edmondson

    $40

  • Cornerstone Family Office

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Pollera family

    $25

  • Mary & Norb Markert

    $25

  • Oliver

     

  • Marci and Mark Surfas

    $500

  • Cindy Falteich

    $20

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Liz Feinberg Haynos

    $25

  • Paul HG

    $50

  • Bob Hedley & Harriet Power

    $35

  • Gordon and Jennifer Wangers

    $100

  • Caroline and Robert Zuritsky

    $200

  • Laura Lee/Peter Grins

     

  • David Barrickman

    $25

  • Anonymous

     

  • Ben Hickernell

    $25

  • Sheryl Lechner

    $25

  • missy dietz

    $68

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • The Silvesti Family

    $40

  • Heather D'Amore and family

    $50

  • Jill sussman

     

  • Joe & Christen Ring

     

  • Anonymous

    $2,500

  • Betsy and Hunter Nelson

     

  • Pat Milligan

    $200

  • Brian Kerwin

    $1,000

  • The Rapport Family

    $50

  • Audrey Sussman & Mitchell Smilowitz

    $50

  • Ephrat David

     

  • Dean Law Firm

    $500

  • MaryEllen and Paul OBrien

    $200

  • Cohen & White Associates Real Estate in the Berkshires

    $250

  • Kyle's Treehouse

    $5,000

  • E.T. and Mr. T

    $1,000

  • eileen o'shaughnessy-coleman

    $50

  • Laura and Don

    $500

  • Jess and Matt Hilbert

    $50

  • Betsy Colhoun

    $1,000

  • Julianne Parolisi

     

  • Patrick and Laura Larkin

    $100

  • Larry & Joyce Zutz

    $500

  • susan kaufman

    $100

  • susan kaufman

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Beverly

    $200

  • Andrea & David Rapoport

    $100

  • Johnathon Peters

    $100

  • Heather D'Amore and family

    $100

  • David & Carmen Peters

    $500

  • The Marvelwood School Students

    $100

  • Sue Efferen

    $50

  • Scott Sanes

    $500

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Susan E. Happ

    $50

  • Deb & Ed

    $25

  • Lori and Gary Thalheimer

    $100

  • Robin Gnizak

    $10

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32% Raised of $150,000 Goal

The Team: $48,134 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Jenifer Westphal

Amount Raised

$16,064

 

321% Raised of $5,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

ExtraSpecialTeas, Inc.

Amount Raised

$13,575

 

9% Raised of $150,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Scott Sanes

Amount Raised

$7,340

Fundraiser Title

Jache Sanes

Amount Raised

$4,745

Fundraiser Title

Leah Roy

Amount Raised

$2,600

Fundraiser Title

Jim CATO

Amount Raised

$1,200

Fundraiser Title

Molleigh Sanes

Amount Raised

$1,000

Fundraiser Title

Kenneth Gogel

Amount Raised

$810

Donor Comments

Robin Gnizak

Robin Gnizak

DONATION: $10

2 years ago

Lori and Gary Thalheimer

Lori and Gary Thalheimer

DONATION: $100

2 years ago

Deb & Ed

Deb & Ed

DONATION: $25

2 years ago

Susan E. Happ

Susan E. Happ

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $25

2 years ago

Scott Sanes

Scott Sanes

DONATION: $500

2 years ago

Sue Efferen

Sue Efferen

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

The Marvelwood School Students

The Marvelwood School Students

DONATION: $100

2 years ago

David & Carmen Peters

David & Carmen Peters

DONATION: $500

in Honor of Jache Sanes!! 2 years ago

Heather D'Amore and family

Heather D'Amore and family

DONATION: $100

2 years ago