5 years ago, Charity Crossing made a promise to a young father that CC would do an Autism Walk every year to increase Autism understanding and acceptance. CC has been very successful so far in its mission. Even during the pandemic years, CC successfully conducted the walk and fulfilled its promise. Any funds raised from these events are given back to benefit Autistic communities.
On April 23rd, 2022, Charity Crossing hosted its’ 5th annual Autism understanding and acceptance walk at Glasgow Park, Delaware, and Wilson Farm Park, Pennsylvania. Both events were free to participate in to encourage community participation.
Every year CC strives to make an impact. To that end, this year’s events were led by compassionate youth leaders. These youth leaders are not only learning about the Autistic community but also coming up with great ideas to support the Autistic communities.
The Delaware event kicked off great. Over 225 people participated in the walk. Delaware team welcomed dignitaries, special guests, sponsors, and walk participants:
1. Lt. Gov Bethany Hall-Long
2. Senator Nicole Poore
3. Senator Stephanie Hansen
4. New Castle County Councilman David Tackett
5. Officer Colleen Kearns and fellow NCCPD Colleagues.
6. Dr. Chitra Vaidy and fellow Nemours colleagues.
7. Blood Bank of Delmarva representative Tony Prado.
8. Our sponsor New York Life
Delaware team also held a community giveaway on that day, which benefitted 100 families.
Charity Crossing will be donating $2,000 toward installing/upgrading the Autism playground in Glasgow Park, Delaware.
The Pennsylvania team had an amazing event. Around 80 people participated in the walk Kids had fun meeting and taking pictures with Miss Pennsylvania. Pennsylvania team welcomed dignitaries, sponsors, special guests, and walk participants:
1. PA Representative Melissa Shusterman
2. Michael Hartman, Chief of Staff, representing PA Senator
3. Miss Pennsylvania Meghan
4. Mrs. Neeta Tipnis, Occupational Therapist
5. Our sponsor New York Life
Charity Crossing will be donating $1,017 to the North Penn School districts. This fund will be used to buy equipment needed for the special needs school program.
Great teamwork was on display at these events. Charity Crossing thanks event organizers, volunteers, sponsors, and dignitaries for their support of these successful Autism Walk events.