Thursday, November 22, 2012

An iPad for Eli??

Hello friends,

I know it seems like I'm always asking my friends to support my missions....Jump Rope for Heart, CHD walk, Autism Awareness, etc.   I appreciate every one of you who has ever read my blog and made a donation or offered a prayer for my sweet boy and these special organizations.  I have the BEST friends, far and near, online and IRL!

I hate to ask AGAIN, but... I am.  :)

I am trying to get an iPad for Eli.  IPads have become THE tool for therapists, teachers, and parents working with kids with Autism.  In the few months that Eli's ABA therapist has been using an iPad for his therapy, he has made leaps in progress.  It has been amazing to watch! If he had an iPad at home to compliment his therapy with homework, I cannot even begin to imagine how far he might go. 

I have investigated several state, national, and private grant programs in hopes of obtaining an iPad and the Autism apps Eli needs.  (The apps can be expensive.) I have applied for every grant, program, and giveaway without success.  So, I have turned to The Puzzling Piece for help.

The Puzzling Piece was created by a fellow Autism mom who saw the benefits of the iPad and the need in the Autism community.  

The idea is simple.  If I sell 60 pieces of jewelry, Eli gets an iPad.  The problem?  I am NOT a salesperson.  I do not have a large real-life network. 

So...I'm turning to you all...my blog readers.

The jewelry is priced from $20 to $74. (There is also a T-shirt for $25.)   If 60 of my blog friends each bought one piece of jewelry, Eli would have his iPad!  I have over 400 feed readers....60 is such a small percentage.   That gives me hope!  

As you each begin your Christmas shopping this Black Friday, I ask you that you take a moment and check out the items at The Puzzling Piece.  You can find great gifts AND help Eli get his iPad at the same time!  

Items can be ordered from the iPad Challenge page linked here:  

Just click the item to purchase.  The challenger's name (Lisa Schaffer) MUST be listed on the order for us to get credit.  There is a box on the left side of the order page for the challenger's name. 

If you can help get an iPad for Eli while shopping for those on your Christmas list, I thank you. It means the world to me!  Your $20 can make a HUGE impact on my boy.  

Please share this plea with your friends. 

Much love and peace~

Challenger's Name:  Lisa Schaffer (VERY important)

And this sweet boy will have an iPad for therapy:

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