The mission of the Clays-for-Kids Foundation is to allow people "engaged in the shooting sports to support under-privileged, disabled and special needs children." Photo via fb.com
A construction association has partnered with a local nonprofit to raise money for children with autism.
The Clays-for-Kids Foundation, in partnership with the Associated Builders and Contractors Western Michigan Chapter, or ABCWMC, raised $25,000 in proceeds from the foundation’s 20th annual Clays-for-Kids Clay Shoot held earlier this year at the Kent County Conservation League.
The funds from this year’s event were donated to Autism Support of West Shore.
“The outpouring of generosity from our construction family each and every year continues to amaze us,” said Norm Brady, president and CEO of ABCWMC. “Seeing our members donate their time and talent to support our choice of charitable giving each year allows ABC to truly make a positive impact here in West Michigan.”
In recent years, ABCWMC and CFK have raised tens of thousands of dollars for organizations such as the Down Syndrome Association of West Michigan, Clinica Santa Maria and the Baxter Community Center.
Autism Support of West Shore is a nonprofit organization advocating for and supporting people with autism spectrum disorders and their families throughout West Michigan.
CFK is a nonprofit created by a group of construction executives who enjoyed participating in shooting sports together. In 1998, the group decided to host an event and begin fundraising to support local organizations that were directly helping children. Since its inception, the foundation has donated more than $375,000 to support children around the state of Michigan.