Saturday, November 5, 2011

Support for Siblings of Those With Special Needs

I am asking for a favor from my readers. You don't have to donate anything and this will not cost you a dime above your normal purchases through  Just one click is all you need to make.  So please make that click if you are shopping with anyway.

As some of you know, I am the sister in law of an individual with autism.  He is a man, in his 50's, who grew up in less enlightened times (to put it mildly).  Nowadays, we have support for parents, and for sibllings, of those with autism and other developmental, mental, physical, and medical disabilities.

The Sibling Support Project is a very worthwhile support organization for those who have siblings with autism such as my spouse.  As the person who sent the below email gave permission, I am sharing this with all of my readers.

Please consider using this link for some of your holiday shopping.  I know I advocate 'buying local" but if you choose to shop online, please consider this.

Thank you!
Dear friend of Sibshops and the Sibling Support Project:

spacer.gifIf you’re like me, you will start thinking about gifts for loved ones in the next few days. And, like me, you may prefer shopping online instead of heading to the mall.

If you are one of the millions who shop at Amazon, I have a favor to ask: Will you support the work of the Sibling Support Project by beginning your shopping by “entering” Amazon through the Sibling Support Project’s “Astore”?

You will get the same great deals you always get at Amazon, and Amazon will donate up to 6.5% of the purchase price to the Sibling Support Project!

Here’s the website for our Amazon Astore. Please add it to your favorites or bookmarks.

Once you add something to your shopping cart and proceed to checkout, you can then wander anywhere on Amazon. (And, if needed, you can yank any item out of your shopping cart prior to purchase.) Any eventual purchase made within 24 hours of entering the Astore will benefit the Sibling Support Project. 

Thank you for your support! Here’s the link again.

One last thing!  If you'd like to celebrate the holidays with a direct gift to the Sibling Support Project please click here.  Those who give at the $100+ level get a free copy of our newest book, Thicker than Water: Essays by adult siblings of people with disabilities!

Wishing you all the best,

Don Meyer

Director, Sibling Support Project

PS—In case you were wondering, we never know who buys what on our Amazon Astore, so we’ll never know you bought grandpa a subscription to Playboy.

PSS—If you think this is a cool way to do good while doing the inevitable holiday shopping, will you please share this email with others?

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