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ExtraSpecialTeas

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January 05, 2015

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THE STORY:

Kyle's Treehouse cares about Special Adults!  Help us support ExtraSpecialTeas by donating now on behalf of Kyle's Treehouse!  Our goal is to help EST raise $5,000 by #givingtuesday - that's next Tuesday, Dec. 23rd!  Let's give EST an extra special holiday gift!  KTH will match dollar for dollar every dollar raised by next Tuesday!  Please join the fun - read below about this awesome organization....and thank you!

 

ExtraSpecialTeas, Inc. wrote -

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.

 

$16,064

MONEY RAISED
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  • Kyle's Treehouse

    $250

  • 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

  • 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

  • Jory Barrad

    $36

  • Donna Porter

    $20

  • Jack and Donna Ferraioli

    $150

  • Anonymous

     

  • Laurie Levi

    $100

  • Sue and Steve Hilbert

    $250

  • 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

  • missy dietz

    $68

  • The Silvesti Family

    $40

  • Heather D'Amore and family

    $50

  • Jill sussman

     

  • Pat Milligan

    $200

  • 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

  • Larry & Joyce Zutz

    $500

  • Heather D'Amore and family

    $100

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321% Raised of $5,000 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

Heather D'Amore and family

Heather D'Amore and family

DONATION: $100

3 years ago

Larry & Joyce Zutz

Larry & Joyce Zutz

DONATION: $500

3 years ago

Jess and Matt Hilbert

Jess and Matt Hilbert

DONATION: $50

3 years ago

Laura and Don

Laura and Don

DONATION: $500

Honoring your efforts as a family and as parents. You rock! Laura and Don 3 years ago

eileen o'shaughnessy-coleman

eileen o'shaughnessy-coleman

DONATION: $50

3 years ago

E.T. and  Mr. T

E.T. and Mr. T

DONATION: $1,000

In honor of all children near and far. Many blessings to the Tea House!! 3 years ago

Kyle's Treehouse

Kyle's Treehouse

DONATION: $5,000

Thank you to all our donors - Kyle's Treehouse is happy to match the more than $8,000 we raised with another $5,000! 3 years ago

Pat Milligan

Pat Milligan

DONATION: $200

Keeping Kyle's treehouse alive and all of the good it did for so many 3 years ago

Jill sussman

Jill sussman

Kyle Westphal 3 years ago

Heather D'Amore and family

Heather D'Amore and family

DONATION: $50

Peace and Blessings to my Option friends! Thank you for all the lessons, and sharing! 3 years ago