April 27, 2022

One day. One big impact.

April 27, 2022 marks Eden Autism’s second annual Day of Giving, an opportunity for the community to come together to support individuals with autism during Autism Awareness and Acceptance Month. Our goal this year is to raise $75,000 for children and adults with autism.

Leading up to our Day of Giving, we’ll be celebrating our community by sharing stories from across Eden Autism Services.

Join us for this year’s Day of Giving by sharing these stories or donating to support children and adults with autism. Every gift — from $5 to $5,000 — has the power to make a difference.

Double Your Impact!

All Day of Giving donations will be matched up to $10,000!

Thanks to the generosity of the Nesher Family Charitable Fund, all donations made on Eden Autism’s Day of Giving will be matched up to $10,000! You can double your impact by giving a gift to Eden on Wednesday, April 27.

Robert Nesher — the uncle of Michael, one of the adults Eden supports — and his family were inspired by individuals donating to Eden throughout the month of April. They’re offering this Day of Giving match to encourage others to make a gift to support children and adults with autism.

“Eden is a wonderful organization, and these people need our support,” said Robert. “Eden provides incredible services, from 3 all the way up to retirement age, and they do it well.”

Donations must be made on April 27 to be eligible for the match.

If you make a gift of any amount to Eden before or during the Day of Giving, you will receive an exclusive Eden tote bag, featuring artwork from an adult participant! Individuals who donate $150 or more will also receive an Eden umbrella.

Gifts will ship in May 2022.

Your Impact

A Letter from Lisa Dorio Ruch, an Eden mom

Our son Ben Ruch will be 20 years old in May, and he is a student in the Eden High School 3 class. Ben has been at Eden since he was 2 years old. Here’s what your support of Eden has meant to Ben and our family for the last 18 years.

I remember very vividly Ben’s first days at Eden. Nothing about Ben or his autism was shocking or scary or too challenging for Eden. Ben was our first child with autism, but Eden already had decades of experience with children just like Ben. What a tremendous gift to find so many experienced autism specialists–all under one roof! Your support of Eden built that roof, and recruited, trained, and developed that staff.

Every student at Eden has autism, every teacher at Eden knows how to deal with autism, and every family at Eden is dealing with autism. We had found a supportive school for Ben, and a supportive community for our family. This is why we call it our “Eden family.” Your support of Eden supports the Eden family.

Now, we are on the cusp of Ben graduating from the school and entering into adult life. But Eden is preparing Ben for that adult life, teaching him life skills and vocational skills so that he can get a job after he graduates. As part of Eden’s pre-vocational program, Ben recently started a volunteer work experience at an office building nearby to wash windows and vacuum, and he’s doing a great job.

With gratitude for what Eden means to my son, I ask you to join my family as we make a gift to support Eden. Contributions both big and small will be greatly appreciated. 

Ben waves to his family before going to one of his favorite places — the Eden School.

How Your Donation Will Help

Your support today will help Ben and his peers continue to find fulfillment and success in all areas of life.

The Ari Shiner Story

Many people know that Ari Shiner was the first individual with autism to be hired by Wawa — paving the way for thousands of individuals with disabilities to gain employment opportunities — but few know that Ari has been defeating the odds since birth.