Demopolis schools raising money for autism awareness
Published 8:28 am Thursday, April 28, 2016
The Demopolis City School System is currently selling special bracelets to help raise money for autism awareness and the public has a few more days to help them reach their goal.
April is Autism Awareness Month and each of the system’s four schools have been selling special bracelets to raise funds to help the cause. Demopolis Superintendent Kyle Kallhoff said the project is part of several fundraisers.
“Today, one out of 50 children will be diagnosed with autism. Our school system serves 20 students on the autism spectrum,” Kallhoff said.
The system has a goal of reaching $4,000 with those funds being divided evenly between the Autistic Society of Alabama and for the purchase of sensory games and activities for autistic students in local special needs classes.
The bracelets are available for $2 at the offices of each Demopolis school. Kallhoff said the fundraiser has been a great success. Each school has had other fundraisers for autism, including Westside Elementary which is having a coin drive this week.
Kallhoff added that the system is grateful to several local businesses who have joined the cause through donations, including Trustmark Bank, Collins Communications, Colony Office Products, and Marengo Insurance.