February  2016

                    Director's Take

January has officially come to a close. I welcome February with open arms as the progress here at Play-Place continues to leap forward. IT'S GETTING EXCITING as for the past 3 weeks we've had a dedicated team of volunteers including electricians, sprinkler fitters, trowel workers, mud & tapers and carpenters occupying the building 6 days a week! They continue to thrill my heart with humility and gratitude. This incredible group of "heroes" fuels this wonderful and welcomed boost of momentum, and we are extremely thankful! The joy of watching this vision begin to collect life - hand by hand and piece by piece is beautiful. I can't wait to fill this space with love, happiness, hope, resources, support and YOU!
Building Constr uction Update

Sprinkler Fitters 704 are in the building! These guys   are working to upgrade our fire safety system, so our sprinklers will be ready to be dropped down into our ceilings. This is a critical step before we can put our ceilings in. Thank you Sprinkler Fitters 704!

IBEW Local 58, NECA, and Ferndale Electric have been here every day wiring, splicing, running and mounting "all-things electric." They have now completed the 1st phase of installation of electrical wiring, boxes, conduit and fixture mounts. Next are switches, outlets, fixtures and lighting. This is a six figure donation that we are so blessed to have bestowed upon Play-Place. We've been "happy-dancing" since they got here!  

MUD & TAPERS NEEDED! If you have experience mudding, taping, and painting and would like to help our team at Play-Place, please reply to this email or call us at 586.254.6533! We'd love for you to volunteer with us! The only thing missing in V O L  N T E E R is U!
Upcoming Fundraisers

Painting With A Purpose 
Painting with a Twist in Rochester Hills is hosting a Painting With 
a Purpose fundraiser for Play-Place. We will receive 50% of the sales for the seats purchased! With your help, we can sell out this event. Sign up, bring a friend, a bottle of wine, and your painting clothes. We'll see you there!

Painting With A Twist 
3320 Rochester Rd S.
Rochester, MI 48307 
Tuesday, February 9th 2016
7-9pm 18+ only  

Necklaces for sale 
Our necklaces are BACK! We had such a wonderful response last time, we decided to sell them again for Valentine's Day. Proceeds benefit Play-Place construction! Surprise your sweetie for just $15!

Proudly display your support for families affected by autism. You will be floored by just how often a simple necklace will start a conversation about autism! New friendships and shared experiences are critical to our mental well-being, so when someone sees you wearing this, make sure you reach out and say hi! 

Fundraising News

The Local Credit Union

We are floored by the outpouring of support from our community. Thank you so much to  The Local Credit Union for putting on such an amazing fundraiser for us! There is still time left for you to stop in and donate! Have your name proudly displayed for all to see!

Stop by The Local Credit Union today!
39139 Mound Rd, Sterling Heights, MI 48310

Fiat Chrysler

Our incredible new friends at the Fiat Chrysler Sterling Stamping Plant came to visit Play-Place! Their entire management team came out to present us with a $5,000 grant. We are so thankful to be able add them to our list of champion supporters. Thank you for helping us make a difference!

Recent donations

Bistro Counters
Thank you Creative Solutions for these gorgeous counters for our bistro and store. The enthusiasm, detail and kindness that was put into providing these beautifully crafted pieces are beyond words. We can't wait to put them to good use in our center!  
Whimsical Train
How fun is this!? Thank you so much to our Construction Coordinator Big Bob Makowski, his adorable companion Jackson, and the Somerset Collection. This whimsical locomotive is now a permanent part of Play-Place for Autistic Children!
Raffle Prizes
We would like to say thank you to The Center for the Healing Arts and Massage for the wonderful eucalyptus heating neck pillow and two gift certificates  for hour long massages. We also want to thank the African Safari Wildlife Park in Port Clinton, OH for the 8 person free passes and coupons!

Are you into stocks?
At the request of some of our wonderful supporters and donors, Play-Place has opened an online brokerage account  with TD Ameritrade. This is an easy, convenient way to transfer stocks as a donation to Play-Place, and get a tax deduction for this donation as well! (As allowed by law). Our TD Ameritrade account number is 487051450 and our DTC number is 0188. Call Play-Place at 
 if there are any questions.

Office Hours: 9am-4pm
41105 Technology Park Dr. | Sterling Heights, MI 48314