Support members of the local autism community impacted by COVID-19 with your gift to The Madhu Fund at HCAS!
The Madhu Thibaudeau Family Fund at the Howard County Autism Society (HCAS) was created in memory of Madhu Thibaudeau, a long-time HCAS member, board member, volunteer and staff member, who passed away suddenly in March 2019. Her legacy of kindness, support and giving is remembered with the creation of this fund and the many donations made in her name to the Howard County Autism Society.
Beginning in April 2020, while funds are available, HCAS will be awarding small grants to members of the autism community and their families who have been significantly impacted by COVID-19 and need our help. Please consider making a gift of $15, $20, $50 or more to the Madhu Fund to support these individuals.
ABOUT THE MADHU FUND – COVID-19 SMALL GRANTS
The “Madhu Fund” provides one-time, emergency assistance to individuals with autism and/or their families who are experiencing an immediate need for financial assistance, “bridge” funding in an emergency or for something that will significantly impact the quality of life for an individual with ASD and/or his/her family. Examples of items that will be funded include but are not limited to:
- Rent payment when eviction is imminent
- Car repair expenses
- Utility bill
- Weekly food expenses
- Personal care items (e.g., clothing, hygiene products)
- Household supplies (e.g., paper products, cleaning supplies)
- Baby supplies (e.g., diapers, formula)
- Medical supplies
- School supplies
- Emergency respite care
- ASD-related technology
- Moving expenses
Small grants of up to $250 will be awarded during spring 2020 while funds remain available to meet the unique needs of our local autism community during this challenging time. With your help, we can assist individuals and families who need our help right now.
Know someone who might benefit from this fund?
Questions? Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 410-290-3466. Thank you for your generous support!