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Heart of Autism raises over $100k for North Texas children and adults

The Frisco Enterprise reported that Frisco-based Heart of Autism raised $110,000 during is sixth annual gala last month. The gala raises funds for North Texas children and adults on the autism spectrum.

“Just two years ago, we were blown away when we raised $50,000 with our gala. Now we have more than doubled that, and I can’t thank our incredible donors enough for making that happen,” said Nika Arastoupour, local real estate agent and founder of Heart of Autism, in the article. “These funds go directly to the people in Dallas-Fort Worth who need them the most. I’m humbled that so many people have seen the work we’re doing and are so generous in helping us make an impact in the autism community.”

The funds raised through the event will be distributed to local nonprofits Rainbow Kidz, It’s a Sensory World, 29 Acres and Austen’s Autistic Adventures. All of these organizations help children and adults on the autism spectrum.

Photo courtesy of Heart of Autism Facebook page. Pictured is the 2018 committee.


Heart of Autism is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization whose primary contributions to the DFW community are through fundraising in support of the autism community. We pride ourselves in being a local grassroots organization run by volunteers only and have raised over $350,000 the last 6 years. For 2019, Heart of Autism members have committed to raise $125,000. These funds will support Therapy grants for under privileged families, adult services, and Autism Research, and give families hope for a healthier future. The generous support of Sponsors, Silent Auction and Special Gift donors, and Contribution Ticket patrons will help us achieve our goal. Find out more on the organization’s website. publishes every week.
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