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The Yellow Door (a fund of the North Valley Community Foundation) hosts the 2nd Annual Chico Walks for Autism. This event includes a 3 mile walk, with live entertainment after, as well as sensory play areas for kids (and those of us adults who like our sensory breaks too). Plan on a picnic with family and friends after the walk with food available for purchase from local vendors--including gluten free options!
Last year over $1500 in funds was provided helped area families buy assistive devices and funding support for their child with autism. This happened all because some people got together and decided that Chico needed it's own walk for autism. This years event hopes to raise money and awareness for these projects and more.
Find us on Facebook for up to date walk information and more! www.facebook.com/theyellowdoorchico
What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?
Parking is available on the streets surrounding the park as well as across the street in the Safeway shopping cneter.
What can/can't I bring to the event?
Because of the sensative nature of some of the attendees, we request that you leave your pets at home.
Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?
If you have any other question please contact the event organizers at firstname.lastname@example.org or call Josie Blagrave @ 530-518-2495
Is my registration/ticket transferrable?
Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
Your ticket allows you to pick up your event packet before the race. Please keep your ticket for packet pick up.
The name on the registration/ticket doesn't match the attendee. Is that okay?
Does each member of my family have to be registered to attend?
No, in fact, you don't have to pay to participate in this event, but if you can, please do. The organizers of this event donate their time and energy and 100% of the money raised goes back to the autism community here locally.
When & Where
The Yellow Door
The name, "The Yellow Door" comes from an individual with autism that Josie worked with many years ago that liked doors. When asked what their favorite color for a door would be if they could pick, they answered "yellow, because it's like opening a door of sunshine." That positive image is something that The Yellow Door hopes to foster.
North Valley Community Foundation, administrator of The Yellow Door Fund, is a non-profit, philanthropic organization that builds financial resources to meet community needs through grants and programs primarily for residents in the Butte, Colusa, Glenn and Tehama counties. With net assets of more than $4 million, NVCF provides financial and administrative services to donors, professional advisors and nonprofit organizations with the goal of enriching the quality of life of its community members. Since 1986, over 200 individuals, families, businesses, and community groups have established funds at the Foundation. Last year, $377,000 in funds were distributed to benefit the community.
The NVCF office is open Monday – Friday, 8am-5pm and by appointments on the weekends. NVCF is located at 3120 Cohasset Rd., Suite 8 in Chico, California, (530) 891-1150.
About the founders:
Josie Blagrave, MA
Josie is currently the program coordinator for the Autism Clinic at California State University, Chico. She has worked with families with autism and other disabilities in the greater Chico area since Fall of 2000. Josie is currently persuing her Ph.D. in Psychology and hopes to increase awareness and support through individuals with autism and their families through her work with The Yellow Door.
Kevin is an undergraduate student majoring in Anthropology. He is currently serving as the VP of Philanthropy and Community Service for California State University, Chico's Interfraternity Council and is an intern through the Greek advising office. Kevin's goal is to unite the Chico State student body with the rest of the Chico community by promoting autism awareness. Kevin hopes to host a variety of events where student organizations and Greek life can raise money and spread awareness for individuals and families affected by autism while simultaneously rewarding students who exemplify ambitious involvement with the Chico Community.