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Molleigh Sanes' Fundraiser:

ExtraSpecialTeas

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THE STORY:

ExtraSpecialTeas, Inc. wrote -

ExtraSpecialTeas is an exciting, new social engagement and ‘main street’ retail enterprise 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(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 areincluded, 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.

 

$1,000

MONEY RAISED
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  • Elaine & Elizabeth Pase

    $50

  • Andrea Scott

     

  • The Radday Family

    $50

  • The Nappi Family

    $25

  • Nancy Haas

    $100

  • The Kennedy Family

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $500

  • Maureen and Ira Smith

    $25

  • The Marvelwood School Students

    $100

  • Sue Efferen

    $50

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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

Sue Efferen

Sue Efferen

DONATION: $50

4 years ago

The Marvelwood School Students

The Marvelwood School Students

DONATION: $100

4 years ago

Maureen and Ira Smith

Maureen and Ira Smith

DONATION: $25

4 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $500

4 years ago

The Kennedy Family

The Kennedy Family

DONATION: $50

Love you guys!! 4 years ago

Nancy Haas

Nancy Haas

DONATION: $100

Great ideas spread!! 4 years ago

The Nappi Family

The Nappi Family

DONATION: $25

4 years ago

The Radday Family

The Radday Family

DONATION: $50

4 years ago

Andrea Scott

Andrea Scott

Helping a special family do a really cool thing for special people! 4 years ago

Elaine & Elizabeth Pase

Elaine & Elizabeth Pase

DONATION: $50

We support the Sanes family in this Extra Special Venture!! 4 years ago