Local Businesses Mark Autism Awareness Month with Anderson Center for Autism

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Local Businesses Mark Autism Awareness Month with Anderson Center for Autism

Staatsburg, NY, April 3, 2015 – April is Autism Awareness month and three local businesses have found creative ways to raise awareness while they raise funds to assist the work of Anderson Center for Autism.

Eliza Bozenski, Director of Agency Affairs at Anderson, praised the businesses for their generosity, “Anderson Center for Autism is proud to partner with these forward thinking businesses: Pine Bush Yoga, Hannoush Jewelers, and Mill House Brewing Company. We encourage everyone to support their work, and their fundraising efforts during Autism Awareness Month.”

Rosa Stychek of Pine Bush Yoga said that she’s passionate about supporting Autism Awareness in part because “my little brother has autism spectrum disorder, but I’ve always advocated for people with special needs to have as good a life as anyone else.”

Pine Bush Yoga will contribute proceeds from their “Pay What You Want” Friday night yoga class to Anderson, are raffling class passes at $1.00 a ticket and conducting two fundraising evenings. “Ladies Night” on April 18 includes “Yoga, wine, chocolate and girl talk” and a part of the $20 fee will be donated to Anderson Center for Autism. On May 1st, Pine Bush Yoga will host a “Yoga for ACA” benefit with acoustic music, dance, refreshments and ‘unconventional yoga’ for a $15 fee. For more information visit: Facebook.com/pinebushyoga

Bozenski said “Hannoush Jewelers in the Poughkeepsie Galleria has generously offered to donate $50 to Anderson for each Yankees win this 2015 MLB season. Opening day starts April 6 against Toronto Blue Jays. We’re rooting for a record-breaking season this year. If the Yankees win only half of their games this season that means Anderson will receive more than $4,000 from our friends at Hannoush. Go Yankees!”

In addition, Mill House Brewing Company in Poughkeepsie is not only launching a Scottish style ale called “Mr. Anderson,” but is also offering to donate $1 from each glass of this special ale sold through the month of April to Anderson!

Eliza Bozenski comments, “Anderson is touched by this show of community support, and salutes these local businesses for their generosity and awareness of a disorder that touches the lives of so many.”