Great Black Swamp Festival of Races

Sat March 23, 2019 Whitehouse, OH US 43571 Directions

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Great Black Swamp Festival of Races

Donation Goal: $2,000

The Toledo Roadrunners Club is proud to support Bittersweet as our charity partner again this year.

The mission of Bittersweet, Inc. is to positively impact the lives of individuals with autism and those whose lives they touch.The first farm model for adults with autism was established at Somerset Court in England in 1974. Bittersweet Farms was the first of its kind in the United States.You may be wondering: What is unique or special about serving adults with autism on eighty acres of fields, gardens, and woods in a rural area of northwest Ohio?

Over the years, we have found that a farm setting offers rich, varied, and abundant opportunities for self-paced, distraction-free activities that are perceived as immediately meaningful by our participants. They are able to see the process of their work and are able to enjoy the product of their labor. This concrete reinforcement is a positive affirmation of their dignity and worth. Farming provides an opportunity for reciprocal partnership and community. It is a bucolic, secure, and safe environment in which individuals with challenging behaviors and limited social and communication skills can grow and develop to their fullest potential. All of our activities are designed to meet the wide range and abilities of persons from the entire spectrum of Autism Disorders. Such activities include:

agriculture (including planting and harvesting)
horticulture (including greenhouse operations)
fencing & landscaping, construction, repair & maintenance
produce collection & marketing
animal feeding & care
craft-making & woodworking

Those who live here develop a sense of husbandry, accomplishment, and ownership. It is their home. By happy coincidence, many of these same wholesome and holistic activities prove to be of great therapeutic value and contribute strongly to vocational training.

Bittersweet is a proud member of the Better Business Bureau. 

$902
of $2,000

$902

Raised By 20 Donors

$500on behalf of Tara Cooper
$50on behalf of Genie & Tom Wiles
$50on behalf of Jenifer Wiles
$50on behalf of Rick Thielen
$25on behalf of Autumn Adams
$25from Anonymous
$25on behalf of Diana Ault
$25on behalf of Gail Gail
$25on behalf of Jennifer Arnold
$25from Anonymous
$20from Anonymous
$15on behalf of Randy Raker
$11on behalf of Memorial Mile
$11on behalf of Scott Herr
$10on behalf of Andrew Sharp
$10from Anonymous
$10on behalf of Tonda Wiles Koszycki
$5from Anonymous
$5on behalf of Eric Kettinger
$5on behalf of Tom Perry

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