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This fundraiser ended on 09/30/12

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Hey there family and friends!! It’s that time of year and I’m counting on all of your support once again to reach my goal for Tito’s school. Last year I decided to get involved in raising funds for CHC ( when I heard the government was cutting funds for the special programs and services they provide to the amazing people, like my uncle, who attend there. I set myself a goal of $1,500 and because of your kindness and generosity, I raised nearly $3000!!! AMAZING!!!! My new goal for this year is $4500 and I know I can do it with your support.
Having an uncle with Down Syndrome is one of the greatest blessings in my life. A lot of who I am today is because of him. I’ve developed empathy and a great understanding of other people’s differences at a very young age-- and I believe I owe this to him. When I was about 8 or 9 I started asking questions about my uncle. I had a lot of curiosity about his extremely funny sense of humor, how passionate he was about wrestling, how he wasn’t shy to sing and dance in front of everyone…among many other hilarious things. I knew there was something special and super cool about him but I wasn’t quite sure. As I grew older, my tastes and likes started changing but my love and appreciation for him never has. I’m actually very proud of him. I love spending time with him, especially going to wrestling matches. He always makes me laugh.
Now that I am a teenager, I have the power to do things and make a difference. I want to give him back all that he has given me. I’m not doing this to get any type of recognition or to extend my college application. CHC means a lot, not only to my uncle, but to all his friends, who I have also come to know and love. They are the coolest people I know!!!I feel it is my responsibility to help the people I love in any way that I can. I’m sure you would do the same. Think about all the blessings in your life and how your contribution will benefit the amazing services CHC provides to adults with special needs. Even a little bit will make a huge difference! Thank you very much for your support. My family and I will greatly appreciate it. –Gio-
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