ABOUT THE VCRA
Vintage Car Rally Association
IRS 501(c)3 #27-0722024
Since 2006 the Vintage Car Rally Association (VCRA), a federal 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, has received well over $680,000 in charitable donations. As the VCRA has pledged, ALL proceeds are in turn donated across America to selected Autism Schools, Educational Programs and Institutions in need.
The VCRA was formed with 2 distinct purposes:
1. To provide a unique forum for antique, vintage, classic and sports car enthusiasts to compete in controlled speed/ timed / distance rally competition that would test the skills and endurance of both man and machine, classed by the experience levels of the competitors and the age of the vehicles, to assure a level playing field for all.
2. To be a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization that will donate all proceeds to charity, namely Autism organizations, schools and chapters in need.
In keeping with those goals, since 2006 the VCRA has raised and donated over $600,000 including:
Paths to Independence, Bartlesville, OK: The VCRA donated $20,250 to purchase 3 Smart Boards and 5 I-Pads to assure all students will have adequate training devices in all classrooms, and make an immediate positive impact on all students.
Hope Kids Outreach, Muskogee, OK: The VCRA donated $14,100 to purchase 2 Smart Boards, 2I-Pads, one each of a Physic Gymnic Balance Balls, Jump-o-Lene, Somatron, Talking Pen & Jr Ball Chair. This will allow the expansion of another class room to increase student attendance.
Families of Autistic Children of Tidewater, Virginia Beach, VA: The VCRA donated $5.000 to continue their special work in this area.
The Lionheart School, Alpharetta, GA: The VCRA donated $25,000 to allow their programs continue to be integral parts of “Lionhearts For Life”, which involves the community in preparing students for post-school success and future employment placements.
Paths to Independence, Bartlesville, OK: The VCRA donated $9,000 to assist this accredited PK-12 private school to continue to provide instruction in all areas including communication, social skills, recreation and, of great importance, independent living to Autistic kids.
F.A.C.T., Virginia Beach, VA: The VCRA donated $6,500 to support the hundreds of kids with autism, especially children of military families. We see it as our responsibility to assist them with an ongoing support system as they continue their excellent work.
Highland Park Central, Topeka, KS: The VCRA donated $1,000 as a pilot program for VCRA to a public school that is in dire need of sensory items to support the children there that are affected with autism.
F.A.C.T., Virginia Beach, VA: The VCRA continues to support F.A.C.T. by donating $7,465. Among other works this program allows 1 on 1 staffing for those kids on outings in the general public who do not fully understand signs of danger, have limited communication skills and may be prone to wander.
Sherwood Center, Kansas City, MO: The $12,000 donation from the VCRA totally funded a new sensory classroom complete with equipment including sensory items, bubble panels, ten (10) I-Pads w/ earphones and study centers.
Sunshine School, Searcy, AR: The VCRA donated $10,180 to this 501(c)3 nonprofit school to purchase 10 computers, software, printers and sensory items necessary to address communication and sensory issues.
Larned School District, Larned KS: This public school serves a huge territory in western Kansas that has no support programs available for children affected with autism. VCRA is providing funding that will purchase all items such as fine motor /gross motor/auditory/ tactile, visual and outdoor equipment to fully fund a sensory program for children with autism.
To Nominate your local Program that serves Autistic kids to receive a grant please contact Rex Gardner at the VCRA today!
For the complete History of the VCRA go here.
To learn more about the VCRA's Vintage Car "All Stars for Autism Rally" go here.
Donate Today to the VCRA in honor of your favorite Great Race Team
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General donations to the VCRA should go to car #35: Rex Gardner
Since 2006 the Vintage Car Rally Association (VCRA), a federal nonprofit organization, has received well over $680,000 in charitable donations. As the VCRA has pledged, ALL proceeds are donated to selected Autism Schools, Educational Programs and Institutions across America in need from the many requests that we receive annually.
As a Great Race tradition; Racers are invited to support the VCRA's efforts "Fighting Autism One Mile at a Time" by gathering Donations from friends and family in Honor of their Team.
DONATE TO YOUR FAVORITE TEAM TODAY!
VCRA is a Federal Nonprofit 501(c)3 organization and all donations are fully deductible to the extent allowed by law.
Questions about the "VCRA Race for Autism"
Pat Brothers - 503-313-1956 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Questions about the Vintage Car Rally Association (VCRA)
Rex Gardner - 918-801-2406 or email@example.com