Waves of Changes for Autism: Making Waves In Our Community

As you mingle amongst like-minded individuals, know that your support goes beyond financial assistance — it provides the ultimate gift of hope to those who need it most.

On May 4, 2023, more than 350 guests gathered at Copper Creek Golf Club for Waves of Changes for Autism’s 4th Annual Sip ‘n’ Savour event.

Waves of Changes for Autism is a charity that supports children with autism in Vaughan, Ont. Since being founded in 2016, Waves of Changes for Autism has raised nearly $1.4 million and funded 317 unique applications that help offset the cost of specialized autism therapies, tools and programs for children.

The organization is among Canada’s top one per cent of charities, which direct more than 60 per cent of funds raised directly to programming.

The 4th Annual Sip ‘n’ Savour was a great success! As a surprise announcement, Mayor Seven DelDuca presented Waves of Changes for Autism with a donation of $20,000 from the Spirit of Generosity.

“Waves of Changes for Autism is an outstanding organization that is making a meaningful difference in Vaughan. This volunteer-run charity is changing lives by funding treatment for families that they may not otherwise be able to afford. The Spirit of Generosity has raised millions of dollars to enhance the lives of Vaughan residents, and this contribution to the organization will support their worthy efforts,” says Mayor Steven DelDuca, City of Vaughan.

This event is a meaningful way to get together with friends, family and neighbours to bring hope and relief to families dealing with the daily struggles of raising a child with autism. It is through these challenges that undoubtedly exist both emotionally, physically and financially that fuel this dedicated team to put their efforts toward this charity.

“I genuinely believe that, by working together, we will continue to raise awareness about what autism is and how it affects families,” says Ellen Contardi, President of Waves of Changes for Autism.

Waves of Changes for Autism is continuing to make a positive difference in the lives of children. This fundraising success is a testament to the incredible generosity and compassion of our community. For more information about Waves of Changes for Autism, please visit wavesofchanges.ca or [email protected].

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