University Rentals is proud to be part of the Athens and Ohio University community, and are a company committed to Southeast Ohio. We’ve recently updated our Charities and Fundraisers page with new information, check it out here.
We do encourage you to check out the Doug Flutie Foundation for Autism, more information on that below.
The Doug Flutie Foundation for Autism is a non-profit organization founded by former NFL quarterback Doug Flutie and his wife, Laurie. The foundation’s mission is to “improve the quality of life for people and families affected by autism.”
The foundation’s programs and services focus on seven key areas:
- Education and employment: The foundation provides scholarships and grants to help people with autism access education and employment opportunities.
- Physical and social activity: The foundation provides funding for programs that promote physical and social activity for people with autism.
- Safety and security: The foundation provides grants for safety equipment and programs to help keep people with autism safe.
- Communication and assistive technology: The foundation provides funding for assistive technology and programs that help people with autism communicate more effectively.
- Research and advocacy: The foundation supports research into autism and advocates for policies that support people with autism and their families.
- Community engagement: The foundation provides funding for programs that help people with autism and their families connect with their communities.
Since its inception in 1998, the Doug Flutie Foundation for Autism has raised over $14 million and helped over 10,000 individuals and families affected by autism. The foundation’s work has made a significant difference in the lives of people with autism and their families.
One of the foundation’s most successful programs is the “Flutie Challenge.” The Flutie Challenge is a fundraising event that challenges people to run, walk, or swim a distance of 10 miles. The event has been held in over 200 cities across the United States and Canada, and it has raised millions of dollars for the foundation.
The Doug Flutie Foundation for Autism is a leading organization in the fight against autism. The foundation’s work is making a real difference in the lives of people with autism and their families. If you are interested in supporting the foundation’s work, you can visit their website at www.flutiefoundation.org.
Here are some additional facts about the Doug Flutie Foundation for Autism:
- The foundation is headquartered in Framingham, Massachusetts.
- The foundation’s annual gala is one of the largest autism fundraisers in the country.
- The foundation’s signature event is the Flutie Challenge.
- The foundation has a network of over 100 local chapters across the United States and Canada.
- The foundation’s website receives over 1 million visitors each year.