We have recently registered the school with www.mycharity.ie . This should help our fundraisers with advertising and collecting for their fundraising efforts and open the school up to new fundraising opportunities. If you are doing a fundraiser for the school, you simply register your page with our profile and friends, relatives,acquaintances or business associates can sponsor you on the website! This means no more chasing donors down and it should create a great opportunity to let your connections know what you are doing via social media, email, etc. You can view our profile at www.mycharity.ie and search for Abacas Kilbarrack. We have set up a page for the women’s mini marathon – www.mycharity.ie/event/abacas_mini_marathon . Anyone running the marathon for ABACAS this year can pass on this link to their connections!
Thank you to all the fundraising efforts of late! We have been saving for two major projects – the first is the ongoing resourcing of our new Early Intervention Class. The second project we are working towards is to renovate our student kitchen and develop much more useful and better equipped workstation for our students to practise their life-skills work at.
In the run-up to Christmas our Parent’s Association managed a great fundraiser, selling Christmas Candles for ABACAS. We also had our second annual Christmas Choir night – great fun and a great fundraiser. Another ABACAS family donated a knitted manger scene which was very popular and the Civil Servant’s charitable fund chose us to donate €2000 towards our kitchen project.
Thank you soooo much to everyone for their efforts. These funds will improve the school and our students experience here – from the age of 3 to 17! We will be posting pictures of our Early Intervention room shortly and hope to have some pictures of our new kitchen up before the end of the school year!
Irish Autism Action put our name in the hat to win voluntary refurbishments through “Blue Sky Involve Project” and we were chosen! Johnson Controls organised an amazing group of volunteers this summer to give ABACAS a huge facelift! Please see their newsletter, below (click on the blue “THANK YOU”), with all of the details of the work done. They also raised more than €3000 for equipment for our new playground!!!