Madison House Autism Foundation is a proud participant in the 2017 Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) of the National Capital Area. That means it is even easier for current and retired Federal employees to support adults with autism!
What is the Combined Federal Campaign?
The CFC is the world’s largest and most successful annual workplace charity campaign affording all federal employees and retirees the opportunity to improve the quality of life for all.
Each year, the CFC provides millions of dollars of support to eligible non-profit organizations that provide health and human service benefits throughout the world.
How can I participate?
All current and retired Federal employees can make a pledge online via the centralized giving platform. Donors can choose a payroll deduction or a one-time or recurring monthly pledge via a credit card, debit card, or direct bank transfer. The ability to give through payroll deduction enables our supporters to give a little bit each pay period, adding to a significant contribution at the end of the year.
Furthermore, Federal employees can broaden the impact of their gift by pledging volunteer hours in addition to monetary donations.
Why do Adults with Autism Need my Help?
In the next ten years, 500,000 children with autism will age out of state-sponsored supports as they turn 21 (2017). As a result, the future for our friends with autism is bleak. Due to the lack of resources available, adults on the spectrum currently face:
- 80% unemployment or underemployment (2017)
- a severe lack in housing options that facilitate development and growth
- high rates of depression and anxiety
- high risk for other diseases including diabetes and heart disease
- a nine-fold increase in suicide rates
- shorter lifespans by an average of 16 years
Without our intervention, these children and their families will continue to experience unacceptable and preventable outcomes and we will miss out on the valuable contributions they could otherwise make.
Make a Difference
Our mission at Madison House Autism Foundation is two-fold:
- We raise the nationwide visibility of the lifespan challenges that adults with autism currently face.
- We find, promote, and develop new solutions for a better future.
As part of that two-fold mission, we are building a community of care where those who are often left at the edges of society are woven back into tapestry of our shared life. Madison Fields makes agriculture-based experiences accessible to people of all ability for learning, vocation, recreation, and healing.
Support for Madison House Autism Foundation allows us to create and sustain programing like the therapeutic riding program at Madison Fields which serves children and adults with special needs, wounded veterans, as well as the wider community.
With your support, we can co-create a future where we all thrive together.
Use CFC# 88826 to make your pledge today!