Friday, April 24, 2015

Stella & Dot gives back during Autism Awareness Month

In honor of Autism Awareness Month, I invited my daughter, Bethany, to share a bit of info about the company she works with and what they're doing to help spread awareness. Plus, she's offering a great giveaway!

Hi Green Grandma fans! 

I know it's been a while since you've heard from me. You may know me as Green Grandma's daughter, Bethany, and also as a guest reviewer on the blog. I am a stay-at-home mom to an adorable little four year old boy named Lincoln and recently became a Stella & Dot stylist. This has been an amazing journey since I started back in October and I would love to share with you a little bit about a great foundation and fundraiser Stella & Dot is a part of.

Inspired by a father and a son, HollyRod Foundation was formed in 1996 by actress, Holly Robinson Peete and her husband former NFL quarterback, Rodney Peete. The HollyRod Foundation is dedicated to providing help and hope to those living with autism and Parkinson’s disease.

In honor of Holly’s father, Matthew T. Robinson Jr., HollyRod partnered with the Center for Parkinson’s Research and Movement Disorders at the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California to establish The HollyRod Compassionate Care Program with the mission to improve the quality of life of people with Parkinson’s. The program provides patient services including physician consultations, speech and swallowing evaluation and treatment, physical therapy, counseling services and ambulation aids to those who have little or no healthcare insurance and limited financial resources.

After Holly and Rodney’s eldest son, RJ, was diagnosed with autism, HollyRod’s mission expanded to provide support and resources to families also affected by an autism diagnosis. Like Parkinson’s, autism can decimate families physically, emotionally and most of all financially. HollyRod introduced the “Give the Gift of Voice” campaign in 2010, providing tablet computers and specially-designed apps to help give a voice to those without. 50% of children living with autism have extreme difficulty learning to speak, 25% of them never will. While these individuals may not be able to speak, they have much to say and through the “Give the Gift of Voice” campaign, they can now make their voice heard. It is our commitment to continue this program so that every individual living with autism has a voice. HollyRod is currently developing plans to create The HollyRod Autism Network at California State University, Northridge, a unique constellation of autism resources, services, and one-one-one support, all with a family-centered focus.

Stella & Dot has partnered with the HollyRod Foundation by giving all net proceeds of the sale of their autism awareness bracelets to the help those living with autism. 

Here's the good news... I want to give a bracelet to one of you! 

Just enter below on the Rafflecopter. You must be 18 or older to enter. US and Canada. Winner will have 48 hours to respond before an alternate winner is chosen.  Contest ends at midnight on April 29th so you still have time to order a bracelet in April if you don't win one. Of course, they make great gifts, so go ahead and order one anyway. If you win, you'll have one for you and one for a friend, knowing all along you're supporting a great cause.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

I could not be more proud to be associated with such a great quality, stylish and (honestly) addictive brand. I actually don't think I can do them justice so I invite you to check out this great video! And if you want to learn more about how you can earn some great Stella & Dot products by hosting a trunk show or becoming a stylist, or you simply want to shop, contact me via my website by clicking here.


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