The Scrap Autism Initiative is an exciting new program of AFAST, Inc. that will match special needs adults with career mentors and volunteers where they receive an income as an employee of a non-profit charity.
The mission of the Scrap Autism Initiative will be to provide the framework that will allow special needs adults to contribute to their own support, help the environment and make positive connections between the community at large, the business community and their caregivers through “Green Solutions”.
Match 5 special needs adults with career mentors
Recruit 20 households that agree to donate their recyclables to Scrap Autism.
Recruit 5 business partners that agree to donate their recyclables to Scrap Autism, promote mentoring, provide support for employees who are mentors, and contribute cash or in-kind resources to allow the initiative to become financially sustainable.
Recruit 5 local community organizations that agree to promote the Scrap Autism objective through volunteering, raising public awareness and fundraising.
Help an individual develop his/her own vision for the future and to encourage individuals to develop to their fullest potential.
Maintain high-quality relationships between mentees and mentors.
Provide special needs adults an alternative to a traditional “training center”
a. Google Ads
b. Civic Organizations
c. Public Service Announcements/Press Releases
c. Selling Recyclables
a. High School/Middle School Recyclables Drives
b. Individual Household/Neighborhood Recyclables
c. Business Recyclables Recruitment
Participants, with the help of a mentor, will solicit recyclables from neighbors, schools and businesses. When someone donates their recyclables to Scrap Autism participants and mentors will collect the recyclables and provide the donator with a receipt for tax purposes if requested. The participants and mentors will prepare the recyclables for exchange. For tax purposes, all proceeds will be paid to the Scrap Autism program of AFAST, Inc. which in turn pays the participants as independent contractors.
AFAST is a publicly supported IRS 501(c)(3) organization. Fundraisers,raffles, donations and other revenue are what keep the community growing. Your support of the AFAST Community is needed. Our Mission is to make a better place for those with special needs to work, grow and live. We are doing this by providing opportunities for those who can to help those who need a little more support.