National Autism Awareness Month

Contact: Elizabeth Hill
For Immediate
March 29, 2011

Press Release

Baton Rouge, LA – Local business owner Elizabeth Hill announced today that her company, Handmade at Homestead, will donate ten percent of all sales during the month of April to the National Autism Association’s Helping Hand program. April is National Autism Awareness Month.

Inspired by a friend’s Facebook postings chronicling her family’s journey with autism, Hill sought ways to help other families travelling the same road. 

A Handmade at Homestead customer, Leslie Phillips, who is also on the board of the National Autism Association, suggested Hill look into NAA’s Helping Hand program.

“Every day, families affected by autism contact NAA looking for help, hope and support,” said Phillips.

“With one in 110 American children affected, the need today is greater than ever,” she further explained.

The Helping Hand program provides families with financial assistance in getting necessary biomedical treatments, supplements and therapy services for children with autism.

The program is overwhelmed with applications, but does not have the funding to support all who apply. 

“I’ve seen how the combination of programs and therapies can greatly benefit children with autism,” explained Hill. “We are happy to know that the proceeds from our April sales will help provide additional funding so a greater number of families can obtain assistance with their medical needs.”

All proceeds from sales via Handmade at Homestead’s online shop,, at markets, and wholesale sales made in April, will go directly to the Helping Hand program. 

For more information on The Helping Hand program and other resources available to families affected by autism, please visit the National Autism Association website at


About SimplyHomestead

What started out as a mother's quest to find an natural lip treatment for her son has turned into a flourishing handmade toiletry business. Handmade at Homestead produces fine handmade bath products, including moisture-replenishing sugar and salt scrubs, glycerin soaps, bath salts, and more. Unless information is quoted, all content is protected under US Copyright laws.
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