April is Autism Awareness Month–the perfect time to show your support for local students with autism by purchasing tickets in our Spring Calendar Raffle. One prize will be awarded every day in May 2018. You have 31 chances to win for each ticket you purchase! To see a list of the prizes to be awarded each day, click here. To create a personalized fundraising page on the website, click here. To buy your raffle tickets, click here.
We’re honored to report that The Birchtree Center has been chosen as the 2018 beneficiary for the Seacoast Half Marathon. This is a very popular race that starts and ends at Portsmouth High School and includes the New Castle loop as well as a portion of scenic Ocean Boulevard in Rye. The race typically sells out, so be sure to register early!
Join Birchtree’s autism experts for a series of admission-free programs in 2017-18! At three Autism Workshops, para-educators, childcare providers and direct service providers can get practical tips for working with children and youth with with autism. At six Autism Q&As, parents, guardians and caregivers can ask their questions on the specified topic. Complimentary onsite childcare is available for families during the Q&As. Reservations are required; register here.
Thank you to everyone who supported Birchtree’s sixth-annual Benefit for Learning Auction on November 4, 2017! Guests enjoyed live music, live and silent auctions, raffles, appetizers, desserts, and drinks. All proceeds went to the nonprofit Birchtree Center’s educational and therapeutic programs for children and youth with autism and their families. For more information, click here.
Your “spring cleaning” can make a difference to local students with autism!
The nonprofit Birchtree Center gets a cash donation for every pound of clean, gently used clothing and small household goods you donate to Birchtree during our drive.
Here’s where you can deliver your contribution:
- The Birchtree Center: Monday-Friday, 8:30am-4:30pm, April 30 through May 7. If you’ll need help unloading items from your vehicle, please call ahead (603-433-4192).
- Birchtree’s Fundraising Night at The Texas Roadhouse in Newington: 3:30-9:30pm, April 30.
- Birchtree’s Dining for a Cause Event at Ninety Nine Restaurant & Pub in Dover: 5:00-8:00m, May 2.
Donations of small household items are welcome, but Birchtree receives the largest contribution per pound for “soft goods” such as clothing, shoes, bedding, towels, hats, mittens, scarves, socks, ties, handbags, wallets, backpacks, bags, belts, and jewelry. Thanks for your support!
Funds go to Birchtree’s Student Support Fund, which underwrites admission-free autism programs and hands-on learning for Birchtree students at school and in the community.
When you show this voucher at Texas Roadhouse Newington on April 30th from 3:30-9:30 pm, 10% of your purchase will go to support the nonprofit Birchtree Center’s autism programs. Come enjoy hand-cut steaks, fall-off-the-bone ribs, made-from-scratch sides, fresh-baked bread, and more–and help local students with autism and their families at the same time! It’s a delicious way to commemorate Autism Awareness Month.
Get your chances to win fun prizes in The Birchtree Center’s Spring Calendar Raffle!
April is Autism Awareness Month–the perfect time to show your support for local students with autism!
One prize will be awarded every day in May 2018. You have 31 chances to win for each ticket you purchase!
Your contribution goes to the nonprofit Birchtree Center’s Student Support Fund. The fund underwrites essential educational and therapeutic equipment, supplies and services for Birchtree’s students with autism–as well as admission-free autism programs for families and educators.
Do you want to sell calendar raffle tickets to family and friends and collect donations for Birchtree? Click here to create a personalized fundraising page on the website.
Spring Calendar Raffle Prize List
May 1: $25 LL Bean gift card
May 2: $25 Longhorn Steakhouse Newington gift certificate (expires 6/14/18)
May 3: $25 Walmart gift card
May 4: $25 TJ Maxx/Marshalls/HomeGoods gift card
May 5: $25 El Rodeo Newington gift certificate
May 6: $25 Buffalo Wild Wings Newington gift certificate (expires 6/14/18)
May 7: $25 Yankee Candle gift card
May 8: $25 TJ Maxx/Marshalls/HomeGoods gift card
May 9: $25 Starbucks gift card
May 10: Meal for Three at IHOP Newington
May 11: $25 LL Bean gift card
May 12: $20 Best Buy gift card
May 13: $25 Bed Bath & Beyond gift card & $20 Bed Bath & Beyond/Christmas Tree Shops gift card
May 14: Five $5 off Olive Garden coupons
May 15: $25 iTunes gift card
May 17: $25 TJ Maxx/Marshalls/HomeGoods gift card
May 18: $25 El Rodeo Newington gift certificate
May 19: $25 Target gift card
May 20: Five Entrees at Qdoba Mexican Eats Portsmouth
May 21: $25 Amazon gift card
May 22: $25 Target gift card
May 23: $25 TJ Maxx/Marshalls/HomeGoods gift card
May 24: $30 Thirsty Moose gift card
May 25: $50 Cash
May 26: $25 Lands’ End gift card
May 27: $25 Amazon gift card
May 28: $50 What a Crock gift certificate
May 29: $25 Nike gift card & $5 Dunkin’ Donuts gift card
May 30: $25 Target gift card & $10Starbucks gift card
May 31: $100 Cash
Thank You to our Raffle Donors
Buffalo Wild Wings Newington
Allison & Emile Bussiere
Christmas Tree Shops
El Rodeo Mexican Restaurant Newington
Fast Eddie’s Diner
Jumpin’ Jack’s Java
LongHorn Steakhouse Newington
Olive Garden Newington
Qdoba Mexican Eats Portsmouth
Kelly & Mike Raiche
Amy & Jim Smucker
Jessica & Robert Squier
What a Crock
Present this voucher to your server when seated. Coupons, discounts and promotions (including “Kids Eat Free”) will not be accepted during the fundraiser. You’ll enjoy great food and great drink at a terrific price–and help local students with autism at the same time!
Ask a Special Educator
An Autism Q&A Session for Parents, Guardians & Caregivers of
Children & Youth with Autism
Michelle Laing, MEd, Special Education Case Manager
Mary Sheehy, MEd, Special Education Case Manager
Jaclyn Silva, Special Education Case Manager
Come ask Birchtree’s Special Education Case Managers your questions about your child’s academic challenges and get some ideas on how to help your child practice and strengthen academic skills at home. The focus for this session will be on students with autism.
Special Educators are experts in helping individuals with disabilities to access academic curriculum areas. These panelists have experience developing educational programs for children and youth with autism at Birchtree’s day school, in public schools, and in family homes.
Admission is complimentary and reservations are suggested. Complimentary childcare / supervised activities are available by advance reservation only (a minimum of 7 days in advance). Call The Birchtree Center at 603-433-4192 or click here to register.