PAC Newsletter
March, 2013

Shell's Message 


Wealth and well-wishes my friends. The days are whipping past and March is already half exhausted. We have been delightfully busy at PAC - focused and fruitful, with a forward march. Things are coming together in a big way! Lots of great updates to report, with many more sparks in the fire.




NAPA donates $25,000 to PAC

We are very excited to announce that PAC is the recipient of a $25,000 donation from NAPA and 24 metro Detroit area auto care centers. After a 3 month matching funds promotion, we were gratefully thrilled with the amazing results! We would like to extend a heartfelt "THANK YOU" to NAPA and their wonderful staff and customers who helped raise this money. The funds will be used for phase 2 construction design schematics for PAC. We couldn't be happier or more proud to be aligned with such an amazing organization and outstanding group of people.
Be sure to reciprocate the support of  your local NAPA stores and Auto Care centers as they are vital and cherished parts of our community. A list of particpating stores can be found here.
NAPA/PAC Fundraiser 
PAC wants to sponsor YOU to:
Get Educated. Get Inspired. Get Connected.
Metro Parent's Living with Autism Workshop - April 26th

Play-Place for Autistic Children is proud to offer seven parents affected by autism the unique opportunity to attend Metro-Parent's Living with Autism Workshop featuring keynote speaker Dr. Temple Grandin. This workshop will be a day dedicated to sharing, information and unlocking the the puzzle of autism. ($110 value)

  • Continental Breakfast & Lunch
  • Expert-led break-out sessions
    • latest trends & techniques related to autism
    • successful therapies
    • health and educational services
    • life balance
    • transitioning to adulthood and MORE.
  • Information and advice from those working/coping/thriving with autism, including doctors, therapists & service providers. 
Friday, April 26, 2013
8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Troy Marriott Hotel
200 W. Big Beaver Rd, Troy
April is Autism Awareness Month  

To spotlight the mounting concern and call for action surrounding autism, PAC is partnering with Hamlin Pub to help raise awareness during the month of April. Please join us in our efforts by visiting any of the 5 local Hamlin Pub locations listed below.

Donate $1 or $5 and add your name to our Autism Wall of Champions!
Enjoy a delicious burger, salad, pizza or any of the many, many appetizing menu options available at Hamlin Pubs!
Hamlin Pub
55076 Van Dyke
Shelby Township 48316 
Hamlin Pub
48929 Hayes
Shelby Township 48315
Hamlin Pub
3946 Rochester Rd.
Troy 48083

Hamlin Pub
50659 Gratiot Ave.
Chesterfield 48051
Hamlin Pub
1988 S. Rochester Rd.
Rochester Hills 48307

All Proceeds to Benefit Play-Place for Autistic Children  
PAC Power Play with Lieutenant Govenor Calley

A March 4th meeting with the Lieutenant Govenor proved pleasurable and promising. In an effort to expand and align our resources, affiliations and awareness, PAC assembled with Lt. Gov. Brian Calley, one of the spearheads behind the new Michigan Autism Bill and parent of a child affected by autism, for a formal introduction and request for support. Mission complete. We will be working with the Lieutenant Govenor in the upcoming months to engineer one of PAC's biggest and most creative fundraisers yet, with some very amazing features and highlights. Stay tuned...this one will be for the books.
Shell Jones - 2013 NAWBO Giving Spirit Award Winner
Congratulations to PAC founder Shell Jones! Shell was named one of the Top 10 Michigan Business Women and was honored with the 2013 NAWBO Giving Spirit award given to "a woman business owner who has demonstrated commitment to bettering the community through volunteerism and/or philanthropy." Shell and the other award recipients were honored with a luncheon and awards ceremony at the Rooster Tail on Monday, March 11th. Amongst the winners were Lisa Howe (middle) recipient of the Greater Good Award and also Detroit Mayoral candidate along with Dorothy Zehnder (right) recipient of the Pinnacle Award - Co-founder & owner of the Frankenmuth Bavarian Inn.
PAC Partners with Kroger for 2013

Want to help PAC in our mission to defeat Autism? Join us as we renew our relationship with Kroger Rewards for 2013. As PAC supporters, all you have to do is register your Kroger plus card and add PAC as your non-profit recipient and a portion of your shopping proceeds will be donated to PAC! It's that easy!
Instructions on enrolling are included in the graphic and video below. For those of you who supported us last year, please re-register your card so that you can continue supporting us through 2013. Thank you!
Kroger Community Rewards Instructions
Kroger Community Rewards Instructions



April 6, 2013 - OUCares Family Fun Day

Oakland University

Recreation and Athletics Center

Rochester Michigan, 48309

Activities include art, caricatures, moonwalks, SNAG golf, swimming from 12noon -2pm (bring your own towel), a sensory room staffed by Kaufman Children's Center and an information fair with over 20 agencies. There is no cost to attend.  For more information visit


April 18, 2013 at 7:00 pm - April Support Meeting

St. Ephram's Social Hall

Sterling Heights, MI

Join the Michigan Macomb/St. Clair Chapter/Autism Society to share or take in topics of interest for both parents and professionals. You do not have to be a member to attend. No fee required.


June 15, 2013 - Sailing Under the Stars

Bayview Yacht Club

100 Clairpointe St

Detroit, MI 48215

PAC is proud to be one of the benefiting charities at this amazing event. This unique benefit will feature food from many area restaurants, live entertainment, and a beautiful night on the Detroit river. More details coming soon, so stay tuned!


June 22, 2013- 2nd Annual "Play for PAC" Golf Outing

Sycamore Hills Golf Course

48787 North Avenue

Macomb, MI 48042

Join us for a day of food, fun, and lots of golf!

18 holes at the beautiful Sycamore Hills Golf Course featuring a scramble format with putting, closest to the pin, longest drive and skins contests, silent auction, 50/50 raffle and MORE. All proceeds go to benefit PAC. More details coming soon.


August 9, 2013 - PAC's Wine Down Affair

Hamilin Pub

55076 Van Dyke

Shelby Twp., MI 48316

Join PAC for our Wine Tasting fundraiser featuring wine pairings and hors d'oeuvres. Expand your knowedge of wine, textures and presentation. More details coming soon.

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

Exciting Website Revamp!

If you haven't been to our website in a while, make sure you stop by soon! We're proud debut many changes to our website to help improve functionality, organization, and accessibility.
New features coming soon will include our PAC store, our Recipe Roundup (with healthy, family friendly recipes), and other exciting features and surprises. Make sure you've liked us on Facebook, or follow us on Twitter, and check back to the PAC site often to see even more exciting changes coming in the near future!
RSVP for your FREE PAC Magnet

PAC is proud to announce the arrival of our new Defeat Autism car magnets. As a token of appreciation, we are distributing complimentary magnets to PAC supporters. If you would like to be a recipient of this high-quality, fade proof, 5-1/4 (H) x 8-1/4 (W) colorful magnet, please fill out and submit this form and we will send one to you! It's that easy! Pickup is also available. 

Show your PAC PRIDE everywhere you go by reserving your magnet today!
In This Issue
NAPA donates $25,000
PAC Sponsors Families for Autism Workshop
April Autism Awareness Month
PAC Power Play
NAWBO Giving Spirit Award
PAC Partners with Kroger
Save the Date
Website Revamp
Free PAC Magnets!
PAC on Social Media

"Like" us on Facebook

Follow us on Twitter! 

Play-Place for Autistic Children

36755 Metro Court
Sterling Heights, MI 48312

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