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  Touching All The Senses

March 2017  
Hello from the President,

After ending 2016 with several large donations, I am happy to say that Special Haven is on solid footing and we are ready for an amazing 2017.  Recently we started a Go Fund Me campaign to raise money for a brand new interactive ladder system and one of our great supporters donated $1500 towards the $2600 needed to add this new equipment to our room.  When we add this amount to the what we have received through Go Fund Me, we have close to $2000 already raised.  At this rate, we should be able to add this beautiful piece of equipment to our room in the next month or two.  Please read about our Go Fund Me campaign below.

We have also teamed up with some amazing individuals in the community, Debbie Blaisure, Toni Lincks, and Earlene Lanter, who plan to start a new Co-Op business in downtown Antioch called the Rivertown Treasure Chest.  Please read the article below to see how this business will support three local non-profits in the community, and one of those non-profits is Special Haven.

We are always looking for massage therapists in the area that are looking for a room to conduct their business.  Please see the article below on what you will need to rent out a room in Special Haven. 

Lastly, there are so many great things happening in our community and we want to help spread the word.  So if you have a story, a club, a play group, or whatever, that you would like to share, please send us an email at info@specialhaven.org, and we will post it on our FB page and include it in our newsletter. 

David Chuey 

Go Fund Me

by: David Chuey

After five years, we feel that it is time to upgrade Special Haven with some new equipment and the first item on our list is a brand new interactive sensory ladder system.  The Ladder Lights is an innovative interactive, sound sensitive wall panel. The Ladder lights have 15 brightly colored rungs and 7 different modes. The rungs light up according to the volume of the sound and depending on mode selected. This wall panel is a great and will encourage vocalization,  Learn more 
The Rivertown Treasure Chest
by: David Chuey

 There is a new store coming into downtown Antioch called Rivertown Treasure Chest.  Debbie Blaisure, Toni Lincks, and Earlene Lanter will be the owners and the plan is for a retail co-op store at 306 G street with the hopes of opening on May 1, 2017.  A co-op allows sellers to own a small business for a fraction of the cost by paying rent and commissions to the store.  This new store will carry antiques, vintage, collectibles, crafts, and many new  Learn more 
Looking for a Massage Therapist
by: Jude Byrne
Special Haven currently shares their space with two massage therapists and a pediatric chiropractor. The rent from these businesses is residual income that helps us to keep our doors open to the Special Needs Community. Unfortunately this residual income currently doesn't completely cover all our expenses, so we are looking for another professional to rent the extra room that we have. We are looking for a massage therapist who is licensed, Learn more   
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.  We will also keep you informed of other activities in our special needs community.
  • Special Education Support Group Coffee Time - Meeting at the Raley's Coffee Shop, 2400 Sand Creek Road.  Meetings are at 10am. The next two are Apr 24, and May 22.
  • Rockin Jump Special Needs Children Days - The first Sunday of each month from 9am to 11am Rockin Jump will open its doors to the Special Needs Community.  The cost is $9.50 per special needs child or adult plus their carer gets in free (normally the cost is $14 each).  Come check it out!
  • Lions Special Kids Day - On Saturday, May 13, from 10am to 3pm the Lions Club International will be hosting its 40th Annual Special Kids Day at De Luna Ranch.  Please contact De Luna Ranch at 925-516-2506 or renedeluna@msn.com for a registration form.  Registration forms need to be completed by April 20th!
  • Special Haven 6th Annual Golf Tournament - Saturday, September 9th, at Lone Tree Golf Course.  Save the date.  More information to follow.
Thank You - 2017

Event Sponsors 

Byrne Reflexology &
Elite Dance
Fast Signs - East County
Feldman Law Group
Guild Mortgage
Intero Real Estate
Minuteman Press Brentwood
Monica Wilson
Oak Tree Embroidery
Oddly Unique
Postal Annex Brentwood
Roberts Chiropractic
Seel & Wright LLC.
Steve Rojek - Mobile Notary 
Tom & Zosima Chuey
VWF Brentwood Auxiliary -
  Post 10789 
In Kind Donations 

AMC Theatres
Byrne Reflexology &
Cheryl Carter
Crazy for Crust
Debbie Estrada
Diablo Creek Golf Course
Elena Pecoraro
Home Depot
Kandi Mariani
Kitty Carton
Las Positas Golf Course
Lynda Green
Lone Tree Golf Course
Pink Zebra - Jessie Mellan
Ronda Demay
San Francisco 49ers
Scentsy - Betsy


Vicky Dunn
Trader Joes
Tupperware - Elisa Alvarez 

Over $299 

Antioch Brentwood Pediatric
Contra Costa County Office of
East County Hot Shots
Jill Peterson
Peter Gatto
The Fremont Group
Up to $299  

Ana and David Chuey
April Miller
April Padilla
Araceli Terreforte
Brandon Roberts
Brenda & Stewart Ng
Brian Helmick
Cathy Woods
Darla & Darrell G Slagowski
David & Leslie Sequeira
Deric Durand
Dianne Marroletti
Ed Agbuya
Eddie Mullins Sr.
Frances and Steve Rojek
Fred Munson
Friendly Junction
Gloria & Jim Rivas
Hugh Henderson
Jan Calahan
Jane Houck
Jaye Buhlis


Jennifer Olalde
Jessica Frankie
Jessie Mellan

John and Maria Rivas
Jude Byrne
Katherine Carton 
Kian Bolourchi

Laura Lehman
Linda Theisen

Lis & Barry Mitchell
Lisa Heckendorn
Lisa McLaughlin
Lynda Williams

Margie Perry
Marichel Garcia
Mark Miller
Martha Giovannoni
Mary Kern
Matt Schwab 
Mel Kern
Michael Worley

Michelle Munson
Mirna Remson
Monica Wilson
Navin Singh
Octavia Shaftner
Patti Zanotelli
Paul Bickham
Peggy Roberts
Rachelle Metcalf
Raquel Ketchum
Rick Pena
Rick Windrix
Rhonda & Chris DeMay
Ruth Nicholas
Stockton Heat
Theresa Elser  
Tiffany Fabro
Valerie Mason
Valerie Sullivan
Vanessa Washington
Vicky Dunn
Yumi Suzuki  

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