Friday, May 1, 2009

BCA Rocks the Block for Autism May 30: Deadline May 8, 2009

BCA Rocks the Block
for Autism

BCA Rocks the Block is a fundraising event benefiting the Brown Center for Autism, a Nashville nonprofit 501(c)3 organization that provides therapy services for young children with autism in Middle Tennessee.

Crafters: This Block Party is on Saturday May 30th from 12 noon to 8 PM on Greystone Road in Berry Hill
Set up time is: 10 AM

$25 Booth fee for 1- 6 foot table inside a large tent
Plus 15 % of your sales to go to the Brown Center for Autism
(which is tax deductible for you)

Your applications and fees are due May 8th, 2009
Checks should be sent to:
The Brown Center for Autism
2702 Greystone Rd.
Nashville, TN 37204
Contact for application
615.385.7994 Phone

Also, we are looking for volunteers to do a beading craft activity with children. we would love to have someone engage the children in helping them to make their own piece of beaded jewelry. This activity can last anywhere between 30 minutes to one hour, with as many children attending the activity (filling seats on a rotating basis as other children finish the activity and leave the table) during the allotted time span. The times that are currently available for a jewelry-making activity are from 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. or from 4:30 - 5:30 p.m. You'd have your choice of these times to chose from. The materials that you would need to bring with you for this activity include enough beads and other items to possibly create about 50 pieces of jewelry.

The mission of the Brown Center is to deliver an innovative, comprehensive, therapeutic experience to young children impacted by Autism Spectrum Disorders, by providing fully integrated and coordinated services in a truly caring environment.

Event Information
In today’s economy, many families simply cannot afford intensive therapy services for their young child with autism. Also, to date, the majority of insurances still do not provide sufficient coverage for the services these children need to realize their full potential. The BCA Rocks the Block event will be a family-friendly, eight hour street festival held near the heart of downtown Nashville , with live music from a wide variety of genres--including performances by local musicians on the autism spectrum. Additional highlights include a silent auction, activities for families and children, and booths for local concession and product vendors donating a portion of their proceeds to the Brown Center for Autism. Proceeds from this event will be used at The Brown Center to assist families who could not otherwise afford quality programming for their child with autism.

Date- Saturday, May 30th
Time- 12 noon-8:00pm
Cover Charge- $8
Location-Greystone Rd. Nashville , TN
**children 12 and under admitted free

Benefits for Vendors:

· Entertaining Family Event

· Opportunity to reach a family oriented market

· Direct access to potential customers

· Brand development & visibility

· Support of services for the autism community and their families

· Satisfaction derived from helping families dealing with autism

· All monies earned at this event go directly to help serve children with autism

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