Autism Organization Commitment to Accountability

There is no shortage of charity organizations in the news about funds not being delivered or miss handled.  Even after tragedies like the earthquake in Hati and Katrina people donate millions of dollars for efforts in rescue and relief and while there are people lining up to help there are also scammers and fraudulent charities that just so happen to emerge through all of this.

In response to all of this the BBB has even created the Standards for Charity Accountability a list of 20 standards charity organization should comply with in order to gain the public’s confidence.  They even have an exhaustive list of charities and shows if they comply with these lists of standards.

While the charity raising money for Austin (Austin Cole Fund) is small and is in its first year, it has recognized the need to allow people to see where their money is going and how it’s being allocated.  For this reason they have vowed to be open in everything that they do and have even shown their records online of what is coming in and what is going out.

This is in hopes to give their donors a piece of mind in that their charitable giving is going to help Austin get treatment for his Autism.

Austin Cole is unique but like many children on the autism spectrum his story is not.  Austin’s struggle has been a long road but it was a blessing when Austin was finally receiving some treatment from Easter Seals for additional therapy services outside of his school. However, his insurance has its limit and it has run out.

Paying out of pocket for expensive speech and occupational therapies is tough for a Divorced father of two kids, but that doesn’t stop him from being there for his children and in an effort to keep Austin’s treatment going to prevent him from regressing for 6 months, we are doing a Charity Sing-A-Thon Fundraiser.

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Austin Cole