Tuesday, December 30, 2014

All in Need - Changes Coming in 2015 - Family Reminder

2015 Changes:
Several changes are coming in 2015, the first of which is the early registration cost will be $35 per event. Regular registration cost will be $40 and late registration will be $45 (plus a $1 processing fee per transaction). With that being said, the board has agreed to allow the annual memberships to stay at $25 per month. What this means is you will pay $25 plus processing fee and it is automatically taken out of your account through Paypal or you can choose to pay for the entire year at one time.
The increase was necessary for us to be able to pay for our events and insurance. The insurance is around 50% of AiN total expenses. This still leaves AiN being ran and operated by 100% volunteer staff. The goal for this upcoming year is to be able to move AiN’s storage out of our home (Autumn & Jacob). We are at the point that AiN has moved over taken the garage and is moving in on our living area too.

The memberships will allow us to be able to plan our evenings better for upcoming costs of crafts. This tells us who will be there for sure and the amount of money that we have to spend. What we have found is people do late registration and we then are trying to scramble to get crafts or enough supplies together for all children which usually ends up costing AiN more. This will actually help us stay within our budget.

Another change is that we will only be offering Revive the 3rd Saturday of the month. We have incorporated Social Club Game Night into Revive which gives children 3 hours of social activities compared to the hour and half. This also drops the cost for families who have been attending all events. Social Club Day Out will only be scheduled as our large events like Breakfast with Santa, Birthday Party, Easter Egg hunt, and Halloween Party.

Lastly, after the board had voted on the changes. Jacob and I felt we could offer Revive one time a month all year around compared to taking two months off. Our family’s goal is to continue to support you in raising a child with special needs and we know these changes can add a financial burden; therefore, we feel we can help you in this way.

Lastly, I am truly grateful for being part of you and your children’s lives. I look forward to continuing to share our adventures of raising our children together.

Happy Holidays and wishing each one of you a wonderful 2015.

An AiN Family Story:
All in Need, Family Support (AiN) announced their very first recipient of the “AiN Angel Fund” on December 6, 2014. Which was made possible by generous donation from an anonymous donor, the “AiN Angel Fund” is a way to help our families by relieving some of the financial burden of raising a child with special needs.

AiN’s mission is to provide support to families with children ages 18 and under that have special needs in the East Bay Area by offering respite care in a nurturing and learning environment, promoting social interaction, gross and fine motor activities all in a sensory based atmosphere.

AiN board considered all families who use AiN services. But all agreed the $1,000 Angel Fund needed to be awarded to the McClanahan Family from Concord. The money is designated to help purchase a van that is wheelchair accessible for their daughter. Their youngest daughter has Mitochondrial Disease. The United Mitochondrial Foundation’s website says, “Mitochondrial diseases result from failures of the mitochondria, specialized compartments present in every cell of the body except red blood cells. 
Mitochondria are responsible for creating more than 90% of the energy needed by the body to sustain life and support growth. When they fail, less and less energy is generated within the cell. Cell injury and even cell death follow. If this process is repeated throughout the body, whole systems begin to fail, and the life of the person in whom this is happening is severely compromised. The disease primarily affects children, but adult onset is becoming more and more common.

”Elizabeth McClanahan says, “Words are still not coming to me after your generous gift toward the wheelchair lift van. We are humbled and honored to be the recipient of All in Needs Family Support’s 2014 gift to families in need. Thank you All in Need Family Support, Board Members and Autumn Green!”

AiN intends to present this gift to a deserving family who uses AiN services next December. To help support this fund, please donate to AiN’s Angel Fund. Donations can be made on our webpage allinneed.org or at:
All in Need, Family Support
25-A Crescent Ave. #214
Pleasant Hill, CA 94523

To learn more about this event, please contact:
Autumn Green, Executive Director
Office: (925) 257-4246
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