As we enter into the holiday season, we find ourselves eager to give to those who mean so much to us while sometimes overwhelmed by the materialism that can overshadow the true meaning of this time of the year. This is also when many organizations are seeking annual donations in order to continue their efforts to make the world a better place. What if you could accomplish two tasks at once: finding the perfect gift for that special someone and putting your money towards a cause that is having a true impact in the world? You can do just that by purchasing products from the following businesses and organizations that are employing adults with autism!
Today, as you may know, 90% of individuals on the autism spectrum are unemployed or underemployed. In recognition of that reality and in honor of Doug Flutie, Jr. himself entering into adulthood, the Flutie Foundation established Flutie Spectrum Enterprises to create micro-businesses to employ adults with autism. As a social enterprise, FSE is providing quality services at competitive rates to its customers while fulfilling its mission of providing meaningful hours of employment to adults with autism. We recognize the power of entrepreneurship and business to have a real, sustainable impact on enabling adults to lead fulfilling, independent lives.
For someone with a nose for good scents:
Extraordinary Ventures North Carolina:
Scented candles, scented scrubs, soaps, gift baskets
Are you in the New York area? Find an event that Extraordinary Ventures New York is selling their candles at! http://www.evny.org/event-directory/
For all those people with an especially sweet tooth:
Grins and biscotti
Miami is Kind
Sugar & Spice Extraordinary Sweet Treats
Cookies, brownies, shortbread, coffeecake, gift baskets
For that furry four-legged friend on your list:
For someone who would appreciate a unique conversation piece:
Logs by Lou
Log stump tables
For anyone looking to keep their home warm this winter or any season:
To wrap up one of the perfect gifts you picked out above:
Crafters for Life
Holiday cards, coasters, key Chains
And if someone on your list needs some bling as shiny as their heart is kind:
A portion of all proceeds from the sale of this bracelet is donated to the Doug Flutie, Jr. Foundation for Autism.
Managing Director, Flutie Spectrum Enterprises