Jenny McCarthy asking for grant from Pepsi for Generation Rescue

9 Apr

Pepsi has a grant program, the Pepsi Refresh Project. The idea is simple, organizations and people can apply for grants in different categories ($5K, $25K, $50K and $250K). Those projects that get the most votes each month get funded.

Jenny McCarthy is asking people to vote for Generation Rescue’s plea: Help children with Autism throughout the USA. The stated purpose is:

– Provide biomedical treatment grants for families who can not afford it. Each grant provides two visits with a physician specifically trained to treat autism and diagnose the child’s needs. The grant also provides essential vitamins and minerals that scientific studies have shown are deficient in children with autism, as well as science-based laboratory testing.

– Each grant costs $2,500. The support of $250,000 will allow us to provide treatment for 100 families.

Here is what Generation Rescue had to say about their program on their website:

Generations Rescue’s Rescue Family grants are designed to provide support to individuals and families affected by Autism Spectrum Disorders. Each grant recipient will receive 2-doctor visits with a specially trained physician who treats autism; vitamins, minerals and supplements for 90 days, a Generation Rescue Rescue Mentor and dietary intervention training.

$2,500 buys $90 worth of supplements and two doctor visits?

The Pepsi idea is pretty cool. Here’s my suggestion: go to the website, search under the term disability, and vote for some cool projects.

One Response to “Jenny McCarthy asking for grant from Pepsi for Generation Rescue”

  1. NightStorm April 10, 2010 at 00:07 #

    I have been debating about pitching my idea for the Odyessus House
    http://prismsong.blogspot.com/2010/03/welcome-home.html

    I would love grant money to set that up

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