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Autism Science Foundation and Woodstock Chimes Announce Partnership Program
July 21, 2014
Contact: Casey Gold
For Immediate Release
July 17, 2014
Autism Science Foundation and Woodstock Chimes®
Announce Partnership Program
Proceeds of “Woodstock Chimes for AutismTM” to Benefit ASF Science Programs
(NEW YORK, NY, July 17, 2014) The Autism Science Foundation (ASF) and Woodstock Chimes, today announced that ASF will be a new beneficiary of “Woodstock Chimes for Autism”, a Woodstock Charitable ChimeTM, where 100% of Woodstock Chimes’ after-tax profits are donated to autism treatment programs and research, including programs through the Autism Science Foundation.
Woodstock Chimes is a leading, global manufacturer of musically tuned windchimes. For select products, known as “Charitable ChimesTM”, a portion of the proceeds from every sale of these items is tied to various non-profit organizations to support their causes.
“We researched many of the autism organizations and were very happy that a large percentage of the Autism Science Foundation funds went to research rather than to operational costs” said Stacey Bowers, Executive Vice President of Woodstock Chimes. “ASF invests in cutting edge research that will open new doors for discoveries in treatment and provide relief for those people living with ASD. We are pleased, in our small way, to help them achieve their goals.”
“We’re so grateful to Woodstock Chimes for making us a Woodstock Chimes for Autism beneficiary”, said ASF president, Alison Singer. “One hundred percent of funds raised through this program will go directly to autism treatment programs and research, so this initiative will go a long way toward helping us uncover new insights about the causes and treatments of autism”.
Woodstock Chimes for Autism was inspired by Tyler, a young boy with autism who has a unique interest in windchimes. With impeccable musical acuity and over 60 Woodstock Chimes in his room, Tyler can identify a musically tuned Woodstock Chime by name as soon as it is rung. To honor Tyler, and support individuals with autism everywhere, the company created the Woodstock Chimes for Autism.
Launched in 2014, the Woodstock Chimes for Autism, is musically tuned to a melody from Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 21. Moreover, the chime features a special clapper that allows the melody to ring more gently in order to remain pleasant to individuals with autism who may have audio hypersensitivity. It also features the multi-colored puzzle piece logo, an internationally recognized symbol for autism.
To learn more about Tyler and the other individuals who inspired the Woodstock Chimes for Autism, visit www.chimes.com/autism. The Woodstock Chimes for Autism can be purchased Online at www.chimes.com.
About Woodstock Chimes: Woodstock Chimes is a leading manufacturer of musically tuned windchimes, award-winning musical instruments, known as the Woodstock Music Collection®, and soothing home and garden décor. GRAMMY® recipient Garry Kvistad and his wife, Diane, created their first product over 35 years ago in New York’s Hudson Valley, where the company continues to design gifts and accessories using superior materials found around the world. The result is a unique collection of over 400 different products that bring joyful sounds to people of all ages. Popular collections include: Inspirational Chimes, Precious Stones, Woodstock Gongs, Temple Bells, Woodstock Rainbow Makers™, Asli Arts®, and, of course, its Classic Chimes. For more information on Woodstock Chimes, visit www.chimes.com or call (800) 950-2754.
About Autism Science Foundation: The Autism Science Foundation is a 501(c)(3) public charity whose mission is to support autism research by providing funding to scientists and organizations conducting autism research. ASF also provides information about autism to the general public and serves to increase awareness of autism spectrum disorders and the needs of individuals and families affected by autism. To learn more about the Autism Science Foundation’s programs visit www.autismsciencefoundation.org.