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Autism Speaks Celebrates Autism Awareness Month With a Series of National Awareness and Fundraising Initiatives
Date:3/23/2010

Toys“R”Us, Inc., T.J. Maxx, Modell’s Sporting Goods, Build-A-Bear Workshop, Lindt and Ask.com are Among Partners in April Activities

New York, NY (PRWEB) March 23, 2010 -- Autism Speaks, the nation’s largest autism science and advocacy organization, today announced a series of awareness and fundraising initiatives involving a range of corporate and philanthropic partners that will take place throughout Autism Awareness Month in April.

“We are very fortunate to have this remarkable group of partners who share our passion for making life better for individuals with autism and their families,” said Mark Roithmayr, president of Autism Speaks. “Our thanks go to the leadership of these companies, but also to their employees, who invest so much time and bring tremendous enthusiasm to the cause of autism advocacy.”

The 2010 Toys“R”Us fundraising campaign to benefit Autism Speaks launched on February 28 and continues through Friday, April 30. Since the partnership launched in 2007, Toys“R”Us, Inc., the Toys“R”Us Children's Fund and customer contributions have combined to provide Autism Speaks with more than $5.5 million. Throughout the nine-week effort, donations will be collected in all Toys“R”Us and Babies“R”Us stores in the U.S. and Canada and online at Toysrus.com/AutismSpeaks. Additionally, the company created the “Ten Toys That Speak To Autism,” a special subset of the annual Toys"R"Us Toy Guide for Differently-Abled Kids, to highlight toys that can help children with autism develop language, creativity and social skills, among o
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