As we near the end of Autism Awareness Month, JSA would like to highlight the actions of Dunkin’ franchisee network, Rajan Partners, who have truly moved from awareness to ACTION!
5 local Dunkin’ Restaurants raised $20,000 in 14 days by running an “Autism in Action” Campaign benefitting Jacksonville School for Autism. Today, Rajan Partners along with their caring management team and staff surprised JSA with a $20,000 match from the Rajan Charitable Trust! This very generous $40,000 donation will be used to support JSA’s Technology Initiative. The goal of this technology initiative is to make the availability of resources such as laptops, computers, iPods, iPads, and SMART Boards easily accessible to teachers and therapists to implement critical programs, track results, progression, and achievements of our students. Most importantly, this technology will give a VOICE to our non-verbal students who have so much to say!
THANK YOU does not seem enough to express how grateful we are to Dunkin’ and all the members of Rajan Partners. They are truly AUTISM AMBASSADORS!! In addition to their annual financial support, Dunkin’ invests in the development of our young adult students to achieve their dreams of employment. Dunkin’ recently hired a JSA student from our STEP (Supportive Transition Employment Transition) Program at their Baymeadows location. Dunkin’ has been a legacy supporter and we are truly humbled by their outpouring of love and generosity. THIS IS AUTISM IN ACTION!
We would especially like to recognize the following stores and individuals for their hard work and dedication to the mission of JSA:
Mr. Sunil Rajan, Managing Partner
Mr. Mark Weber, Managing Partner
Mr. Robert Wisniewski, Director of Operations
Rosemarie Kua, Partner
Adora Gregorio, Store Manager
9978 Old Baymeadows Rd, Jacksonville, FL,32256
842 Dunn Ave, Jacksonville, FL,32218
3430 University Blvd S, Jacksonville, FL,32216
14670 Duval Road, Jacksonville, FL 310291
1317 E King Ave, Kingsland, GA 31548