The Beautiful Gate Center (BGC), Charleston’s first ABA learning center for children with Autism and other developmental disabilities, in conjunction with Giving Tuesday on May 5th, is excited to launch its new virtual Give for the Gate campaign, encouraging members of the community to make a donation to help purchase equipment and resources needed for the Center.
In addition, Jennifer Gossett, founder of Noteworthy Music Therapy, has partnered with BGC to offer a collection of five free music therapy sessions for children of all abilities, viewable online. BGC and Noteworthy Music Therapy are inviting Charleston area children of all abilities and their families to a special live Musical Instruments Parade on May 5th at 11 am, complete with fun sing-a-longs and instructions to make their own instruments at home.
“We are so excited about our new building and are eager to open our doors to begin serving Charleston children,” Angela Muirhead, founder and executive director of the Beautiful Gate Center, said. “We hope families are able to donate to our Give for the Gate fundraiser and join in our fun and exciting musical therapy sessions and live musical parade, all in celebration of Giving Tuesday.”
The Beautiful Gate Center is in need of community support now more than ever, with in-person fundraising events cancelled due to COVID-19 social distancing guidelines. Efforts to open the new facility, however, are continuing, and BGC’s executive and clinical committees are working to finalize operating guidelines, hiring and training staff, and organizing clinical and classroom spaces.
Those wishing to join the May 5th live Musical Instrument Parade should email [email protected] for sign in instructions.