Time to Shine

April 11, 2020

Do you remember the feeling of your first paycheck? How proud you were? How independent you felt and how excited you were to be rewarded for your hard work? Up to 80% of individuals with autism are unemployed or under-employed. Spectrum Thrift Store is changing that statistic, one person at a time. By training special needs teens and young adults for employment, we have the hope of helping them gain experience and confidence to move forward in their career goals, for a lifetime of independence and gainful employment. To date, over 100 teens and young adults have completed Spectrum Thrift Store’s volunteer program, moving on to gain employment in the Jacksonville area.

We are hosting our 2nd annual fundraiser GALA “Time to Shine” on April 11, 2020 at UNF’s Herbert Center. We invite you to join us in an evening of celebration and hope you will help us continue to “Shine”!

Last year we raised enough funds to hire new employees, expand our volunteer program and improve our signage. This year we have ambitions to raise even more! Our goal is to raise $50,000, and we are hoping you can help us reach that goal. By becoming one of our corporate sponsors, you can make a difference right here in your own community. The proceeds from this fundraiser will go towards hiring additional job coaches, hiring additional employees on the autism spectrum, upgrading our technology, and providing seed money for a second location.

See the Sponsorship Levels below to find the giving level that’s right for your company. Regardless of the amount you choose to give, your company name will be included in our event program and you’ll be included in the press release that we’ll publish on our website. We’re accepting cash donations as well as in-kind donations of goods or services. Feel free to make a contribution that you’re comfortable with. If you are ready to join us in making a difference, select your donation amount on our website or call the store.

Thank you in advance for your generosity!

We welcome in-kind donations of goods or services for event auction.
Please contact store for details.

Time to Shine
Sponsorship Levels

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9am - 6pm

Sundays:
12pm - 5pm

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Business Hours

Monday - Saturday
9am - 6pm

Sundays:
12pm - 5pm

(904) 342-2528

Give a Gift

$
Or enter your payment details below