Friday, 08 January 2010 00:00
Christmas came early for North Shore Autism Circle, a non-profit 501 (C) 3 charity started five years ago by Roslyn moms to fund recreational and socialization programs for children on Long Island with autism.
Local stores Funky Monkey and Sneakerology in Wheatley Plaza kicked off the holiday season with an Autism Shopping Day netting $2,800.00 for the charity.
The charity also was recognized by Engineers Country Club’s Charitable Foundation for their work in the community with a check for $5,000 and from The Macy’s Foundation-Bloomingdales for a grant of $2,500.
“We are proud to announce that with this funding we were able to launch some amazing new programs for children with autism and sustain existing programs,” said Amy Greenberg, president of North Shore Autism Circle.
“We have helped fund and launch a Special Needs Soccer League at Unlimited Sports in Port Washington and are currently forming a Special Needs Tennis League at Sporttime Tennis in Roslyn,” Ms. Greenberg added. “We continue to help fund critically needed programs at the Sid Jacobson JCC such as weekend respite programs for children with autism and our Autism in the Arts program is thriving at the Nassau County Museum of Art.”