Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Wauk Wednesday: Good Friend, Inc. Drop'n Shop

I have worked for Good Friend, Inc. as a marketing & events volunteer for three years. I could not have asked to work alongside a better group of ladies with such an amazing passion for their organization. This year, I was asked to join the Board of Directors and I didn't hesitate in submitting my application. I just attended my first meeting and the coming year looks really exciting for Good Friend Inc.

Good Friend’s mission is to create autism awareness, teach acceptance of differences, and foster empathy among typically-developing peers.

The co-founder's, Chelsea & Denise, go to schools around the area and present their message in assemblies, staff in-services & peer sensitivity workshops. They have produced two DVDs and a third is in the works. These DVDs have been ordered around the nation to help others get the Good Friend message out. 

These events are not possible without financial support from grants and fundraising. Each Spring, a large Hawaiian-themed bowling event takes place as the major fundraiser for the organization. Last year, the Drop'n Shop was started and due to the amazing success of the event, the Drop'n Shop is back for year two!!

The event takes place on Oct. 27 from 10:30 am - 1:00 pm at the Steinhafel's Community Room on Hwy F in Waukesha. The Community Room is located on the first floor of Steinhafel's (thru the theater doors) and we ask that attendees park a little farther from the entrance to the store because we are privileged to use the room for Free and should allow Steinhafel's customers the closer spots.

Details from Good Friend's Facebook page:

All your favorite entrepreneurs in one festive space! Vendors from Kiefer's Kreations, Lia Sophia, Mary Kay, Pampered Chef, PartyLite, Pepper It Up pottery, R U Puzzled, Tastefully Simple, T.F. Woodworking, Thirty-One, Tupperware, and Uppercase Living will sell on-hand and catalog items, with 25% of the sales benefiting Good Friend's autism awareness-acceptance-empathy mission! Demonstrations! Door prizes! Refreshments! Mini-massages! Free admission! Bring your giving holiday spirit, checkbook/credit card, and a friend for this girls' day out!

What a great way to get a jump on your shopping. Have the opportunity to see all these home entrepreneurs without having to book a party yourself and find people to come to it - we booked it for you :) 

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