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  Touching All The Senses

March 2013  
Hello from the President,

Spring is almost here. To many people, springtime means rebirth, rejuvenation, renewal, resurrection and regrowth.  At Special Haven, we are looking forward to the realization of our main goal which is to have a fully functional multi-sensory room.  The only thing standing in the way of that realization is about $1,000.  How can you help us reach this goal?  For starters, come join us for our Special Haven Beerfest, Saturday, April 6, 2013, from 12pm to 4pm, at Schooners in Antioch.  You can get more information regarding this event on our Facebook page (www.facebook.com/SpecialHaven). Special Haven's Board would like to wish all of you an enjoyable Spring.

Sincerely,
Vicky Dunn
Art From The Heart
Scott Playing
Kid in Room
Art From the Heart 
by: Michelle Munson

Very "special" young Picassos, Rembrandts and Michaelangelos came to downtown Brentwood last month.  On February 13-16, The Gallery On Second hosted an artist's showcase of art created by local special needs children.  The four day event began on the 13th with an artist's reception and a Special Haven presentation presented by Special Haven Board Members Michael Worley and Jude Byrne.  Over the course of the four days, 60 pieces of art were displayed Learn more
Through a Mother's Eyes 
by: Michelle Munson

Do you ever have one of those days when everything seems to be going wrong? You feel stressed, tired, have a pounding headache, are worried about anything and everything and you just want to get away from it all.  So you may decide to take a bath, have a glass of wine, take a walk, read a good book or call a friend who always makes you smile.  These are very simple ideas to calm you down. Now imagine feeling all of those things plus physical pains and not being able to do anything to Learn more   
We are Almost There!! 
Fundraising Update

Special Haven is very pleased to announce that our goal to have a fully functional multi-sensory room is within reach.  With all of your help, along with a grant we earned from the Christopher Douglas Hidden Angels Foundation, our fundraising efforts have brought us to within $1000 of reaching our goal.  We have many upcoming fundraising events that will put us over the top such as our upcoming Beerfest, our Walk-A-Thon, and our 2nd Annual Golf Event.  Please Learn more 
Special Haven is very pleased to announce that our goal to have a fully functional multi-sensory room is within reach.  With all of your help, along with a grant we earned from Hidden Angels, our fundraising efforts have brought us to within $1000 of reaching that goal.  We have many upcoming fundraising events that will put us over the top such as our Beerfest 2013, our Walk-A-Thon, and our 2nd Annual Golf Event.  Please check our website (www.specialhaven.org/Newsletters_Events.html) for more information.  We look forward to seeing you at one or more of these events.  We appreciate all of your support so much.
In the meantime, have you had a chance to see our current sensory room, which is located at Intuitive Healing Center Antioch, IHCA, 213 G Street, Antioch? The room is open to the public during IHCA's business hours, Monday-Wednesday, Friday-Saturday (closed Thursday and Sunday).  It is currently being utilized daily by both children and adults with special needs and also is a great field trip destination for many local schools and organizations.  For more information, please call IHCA at 925-222-5322.

Upcoming Events
Special Haven will be hosting several different events in the next few months.  Some will be fundraisers and others will be family events.  Be on the lookout for flyers for our upcoming events.
  • On Saturday, March 16, 2013, Special Haven is hosting a family movie/magic night at IHCA from 6:30-9:00.  Snacks will be served, a magician will perform and the movie "Wreck it Ralph" will be shown.  Fun for all! 
  • Special Haven will be hosting a Beer Festival on Saturday, April 6, 2013, 12:00p.m-4:00p.m at Schooner's Grille and Brewery 4250 Lone Tree Way, Antioch. We have seven beer vendors ready to pour and sports memorabilia available for purchase.   Tickets are $20 and can be purchased by contacting Dave Chuey at davechuey@yahoo.com, contacting any of Special Haven's board members, calling IHCA at 925-777-9995, or purchasing at the door.  The first 200 tickets sold will be given a souvenir beer glass.  
  • Announcing Special Haven's First Annual Walk-a-Thon, Sunday, May 19, 2013, 12:00p.m. at Veteran's Park  in Brentwood. Join us for an afternoon of fun, walking, playing in the new all abilities park and much more.  Bring a picnic lunch and enjoy the afternoon's activities.  More information and pledge forms will be available soon. 
  • Don't forget to keep September 7, 2013 open.  This is the date for our annual golf tournament at Shadow Lakes Golf Course in Brentwood, CA.  This is our signature event.  We hope you join us this year.  We will provide more information in the coming months.

Thank You




$1000 and Up

Associated Right of Way
  Services, Inc
  (Eric Roman, Bill
  Tannenbaum, Denise Jackson,
  and Larry Castellanos)

Community Bank of The Bay
Intuitive Healing Center
  Antioch

Jessica Rae Mellan

Knights of Columbus (Bob
  McDonald)
Peter Gatto
Special Haven Football Pool
Special Kids Foundation
The Fremont Group
Vicky Dunn 

$300 to $999

All American Tile & Terrazzo 
All Out Sports League
Art From The Heart
Cynthia Allen  
Dawn Rowell Photography
FLG / Feldman Law Group
Marie Wood
Seel & Wright, LLC
The Woods Family
Twin Tigers Academy
Vela Insurance Services 

Up to $299

Anndria Romo
Barbara Tuck

Brian & Rita Rebello
Courtney Fuentes
 
Denise Mendoza
Garry Ridolfi
Hector Galarza 
Jacqueline Kranich
Jessica Rodriguez Franke 
Jill Peterson
Jose & Cathy Rabago
Lis & Barry Mitchell
Mark Miller
Mary Black
Melanie Jones 
Melissa Valencia
Michele McDaniel
Michelle Munson
Seena Benavides 
Sharon Brandy
Sherri Cline
Sue Narag Stover
Theresa McSweeney
Todd's Soap & More
  (Todd Malmstrom) 
Tony Rodriguez
Vickey Reinhart 


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213 G Street, Antioch CA 94531
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