PAC Newsletter
September, 2012

Greetings my friends,


The leaves are changing, decorating our days with a brilliant red, yellow & orange mix of transition. It's safe to say, Autumn has arrived. And in the spirit of FUN, family and fellowship, we welcome you to join us as we kick off the season at our Pancake Pajama breakfast this Saturday, September 29th at the MISD. As we venture into the 4th quarter of 2012, PAC has a full agenda on tap with our primary order of business being to secure a permanent home for the center. We are currently in negotiations for an ideal location and ask that you keep your fingers crossed and whisper into GOD's ear for a triumphant and speedy deal.  


We've settled into a productive groove of grant-writing, networking, community awareness and creative energy and are very excited about the upcoming months. As we diligently prepare to move forward, PAC would like to thank you for your continued support! 


Pancake Pajama Breakfast - September 29th
A fun, unique, and family friendly activity.
Click here to Register   -  WALK UPS WELCOME
Pancake Pajama Breakfast flyer 

Play-Place for Autistic Children is proud to host our first Pancake Pajama Breakfast featuring Chris Cakes and their one-of-a-kind Fun Flying Pancake Flip Show. 


Feel free to wear your pajamas to this fun, family friendly event where there will be cartoons, crafts, a 50/50 raffle and our mascot, Paulie the PAC Rat, will make his dazzling debut including pictures with his PAC pals to help cap off an all around good time.


Meet us at the Macomb Intermediate School District at 44001 Garfield in Clinton Township. Tickets are $3.50 for kids 12 and under and $5 for adults.
PAC Partners with NAPA & Community Auto Care Coalitions

We are proud to announce our newly formed partnership with NAPA and the NE Michigan BDG groups as PAC's official community sponsors. This means 24 Auto Care Centers throughout Oakland & Macomb Counties along with 7 NAPA Stores will be involved in helping raise money towards PAC's mission to develop a center to benefit families affected by autism and other special needs challenges. A special THANK YOU to Damian Sharbowski (Damian's Auto Service) for his initiative and presentation to the NAPA company which spearheaded this wonderful collaboration. In the words of Dan Deboer, NAPA Detroit's District Manager, "This is such a great cause. I am very excited to be a part of this." 
Fundraising promotions start on October 1st and entail with each customer donation a free set of wiper blades, plus NAPA and the Auto Care Center will "match" your charitable contribution multiplying your gift to PAC times three, making it go further. We are immensely THANKFUL and ecstatic to be involved with such a great group of people who have committed themselves to our cause and urge you as parents, family and friends to visit participating stores for all your auto care needs. Stay tuned for store listings.
Shell Jones - Profiles in Diversity
PAC'S President, Shell Jones, was one of only 4 Michigan women honored with the international publication, Profiles in Diversity's "Women Worth Watching" 2012 award.
Welcome Paulie!


We are thrilled to welcome Paulie, our Pac-Rat Mascot to the PAC team. Lovingly created with an amazing attention to detail, Paulie will be live and in person at all of our PAC events giving hugs, high fives, and a larger than life-sized friend that kids can interact with. Paulie is always willing to sign autographs and hang out with each of his PAC pals and looks forward to meeting every single one of them in person!

Don't forget to mark your calendars

for our upcoming fundraisers and events!


October 14th - PAC's Splish-Splash Sensory Swim!

6:15pm - 8:15pm 

This multi-purpose, therapeutic event integrates sensory stimulation and physical exercise as well as socialization and inclusion for a shared experience to be enjoyed by the entire family. This soothing, mood-enhancing, fun-filled activity will be held at the Macomb Township Parks & Recreation's indoor swimming facility which features a multi level playground pool area, lazy river, hot tub, 3 story water slide, toddler area, lap lanes and an outdoor sundeck. The entire pool area is ours to schmooze, smile and swim.



October 27th - Free Howling, Happy Halloween Party!

5:00pm - 8:00pm

Join us for goodies, games and a ghoulish good time at the Macomb Township Parks & Rec. Everyone is invited to dress up, but costumes are optional. Come in and mosey around "Trick or Treat Town" where the kids can collect candy and encounter kooky characters or venture thru PAC's party palooza room where we'll have bouncers, a laser-light show & MORE...all in a safe and inclusive environment.



Spread the word with family, friends and co-workers!

PAC Softball Team

PAC is proud to sponsor a softball team in Sterling Heights for the 2012 season! 
Partner with PAC and Kroger to defeat Autism

Want to help PAC in our mission to defeat Autism? Register your Kroger PLUS card and a portion of your shopping proceeds will be donated to PAC! Instructions on enrolling are below.


Need some instruction on how to set up your Kroger Community Rewards account? The video below gives you a step by step guide on how to register.


Kroger Community Rewards Instructions
Kroger Community Rewards Instructions
In This Issue
Pancake Pajama Breakfast
Shell Jones - Profiles in Diversity
Welcome Paulie!
Save the Date
PAC Softball Team
PAC Partners with Kroger
PAC in the News


Autistic Play Facility Earns Diners' Dollars
C&G News


5 Questions for Shell Jones

Detroit Free Press


PAC on Social Media

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Sterling Heights, MI 48312

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Play-Place for Autistic Children
36755 Metro Court
Sterling Heights, Michigan 48312

Mary Kilian
(586) 254-6533