Local nonprofit, RES Success, to host annual fundraiser

MARTINEZ, Calif. – RES Success, a local nonprofit, presents the 17th annual “Artistry for Autism,” Sunday, Nov. 6, from 1-4 p.m. All proceeds for the event will be going towards programs that provide adults with developmental disabilities and autism spectrum disorders an enriched environment in which they can become successful in academic, social, vocational, and interpersonal pursuits.

Last year’s event raised over $25,000 and went directly back into those day programs. This year’s fundraiser theme is inspired by “Going Green.”  RES Success would like to highlight their efforts to reduce their carbon footprint and provide program services that are environmentally conscious – whether that be something as small as recycling, taking public transportation, gardening, or creating art work from recycled goods. This year’s fundraiser will not only showcase artwork created by participants but also crafts and other handmade items that will be sold at the event.

Sip on sangria and appetizers while listening to live music by Big Wave Dave, and bid on silent auction items such as a seven night stay at a private house in Mexico, a family four-pack of Disney Hopper passes, a San Diego trip package, and so much more. Raffle prizes this year include  a 32” Insignia flat screen TV with Amazon Fire streaming device, $300 gift certificate from Pave Jeweler and a grand prize of two roundtrip tickets from one RES Success’ sponsors, Southwest.

The event will be held at the RES Success Pleasant Hill program, 490 Golf Club Road, Pleasant Hill. It’s free to attend.

For more information and to purchase raffle tickets, contact RES Success at (925) 229-8228. You may also purchase raffle tickets in person at RES via cash or check, or by mail via check to: 704 Main St., Martinez, CA, 94553, or at the door the day of the event.

“The Artistry for Autism event is a team effort – everyone from staff, parents, community supporters, and program participants make it happen. You see nothing but pride beaming from the faces of the participants that serve the food and help with the preparations for the event. Not only does the event provide funding for services, but it creates a life experience that is carried with the participants long after the festivities are over,”  stated Angela Lacativo Greene, RES Success Clinical Services Coordinator. 

For more information on RES Success, please visit their website at www.ressuccess.org or like them on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ressuccess!

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