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-empat
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 :)