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Friday's Kids Respite Holds Fundraising Event to Help Children with Special Needs
Date:4/28/2008

First Annual 100% Virtual eBay Auction

OREM, Utah, April 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Friday's Kids Respite (http://www.fridayskids.org), a local nonprofit organization, will be holding its first annual Lifting Angels Auction the week leading up to Mother's Day. With more than 175 diverse items to auction, Friday's Kids' goal is to raise $15,000 to continue providing respite care to families of children with special needs. As the major fundraising campaign, the auction will attract a diverse group of people throughout the state, and country, who support children with special needs and are looking for meaningful Mother's Day gifts.

Friday's Kids Respite is a free service provided to families who are awaiting assistance from the state (a wait list averaging five years long). The auction, conducted through eBay's charitable giving arm Missionfish, will raise critical funds to provide parents of children with special needs a much deserved consistent night off. Bids will begin May 5th at 6:00 a.m., and run through May 11th at 11:59 p.m. Items up for auction include:

-- LSAT prep courses through ACE Prep Test

-- Disneyland tickets

-- Various packages for spa and salon services

-- Vacations to Hawaii and St. Thomas

-- LDS Travel Study Gift Certificates

-- Children's Birthday Parties packages

-- Various "Date Night" packages including dinner and theatre

tickets

-- And many, many more

"When we discovered that our sweet baby had special needs we never imagined being able to leave her with anyone. From the first night we left her at Friday's Kids we knew she was in good hands and would be well taken care of. How wonderful it is to be able to have a date night and let her have a play date at the same time!" said Christina, parent of a child in Friday's Kids Program.

About Friday's Kids Respite:

Friday's Kids Respite is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to strengthening families of children with special needs within Utah County. Friday's Kids provides free temporary relief, called respite, for parents who are responsible for the 24 hour care giving of their unique children. Founded in 2001, Friday's Kids Respite currently serves a very diverse population including children who are challenged with Autism, Down Syndrome, brain damage, Epilepsy, Cerebral Palsy, in addition to children with extremely rare conditions. Visit our website at: http://www.fridayskids.org/.


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