Fight For Autism
When I moved to San Diego some 15 years ago, a few of my clients shared their trials and tribulations with autism. While I was concerned, I had just married and didn't really believe that such an illness would ever affect my family. Today, as a parent of an autistic child, I have a story of my own to tell and can certainly empathize with anyone who has faced the same ordeal.
To help raise awareness and assist families affected by the autism epidemic, Pistachio pledges to donate two percent of every shampoo and conditioner sale to the Autism Society of San Diego on a continuing basis.
We are so excited to participate in this movement to assist families, donate money and raise awareness for autism in San Diego!
We're proud to announce that the Autism Society of San Diego will be exhibiting at Pistachio's Autism Awareness Cut-a-Thon on Sunday, April 17, 2016. Amy Munera, Director of Autism Society of SD will be available at our Autism Awareness booth to meet with visitors and offer lots of resources and materials.
Mark Your Calendars!
The third annual Pistachio Autism Awareness Cut-A-Thon will be held on Sunday, April 17th between 11 AM and 2 PM.
All proceeds will benefit the Autism Society of San Diego with a minimum donation of $35 required for all haircut services. Space is limited and appointments are recommended by calling 760.230.4880.
Pistachio is proud to be the new sponsor of Autism Society of San Diego's Family Fun Gymnastic Night in Carlsbad. The Magdalena Ecke Family YMCA in Carlsbad will provide the gymnasium equipment and bounce house. And proceeds from Pistacho's recent Cut-A-Thon Autism Awareness fundraiser will help provide the fun!
Pistachio's Annual Autism Fundraiser last Sunday was a great success! A big thank you to all of our valued clients and team members for helping the cause.
On Saturday May 31st, from 6-10pm, Autism Society San Diego will be throwing a fundraiser in support of its annual surf camp. Hosted at the super local Bird’s Surf Shed in San Diego, the event will feature food by Manny’s TJ Tacos and music by Temple of Dad. In addition there will be a silent auction, best Hawaiian t-shirt contest and more.
On April 26th, at the Newport Film Festival, the film “Trace Amounts” made its public debut.
Each year the La Costa Youth Organization's Champions League, a not-for-profit organization, spends about $10,000 in order to provide special needs children the chance to play baseball/softball. To help offset those costs, the Champions League will be hosting a comedy night fundraiser at Coastline Church on May 16th, 6:30pm.
The research team at UCSD school of medicine has received a $1.85 million dollar grant. The money will go to continuing their research towards developing drugs dedicated to helping those with autism.
On April 30th, 2014 the Autism Society San Diego will be hosting a new event, "Take a Bite for Autism". Select restaurants in San Diego will be donating 20% of their profits to support Camp I CAN (Camp Including Children with Autism Now).
We had a fantastic time hosting this important annual fundraiser that’s near and dear to our heart. We were at full capacity with all of our hair stylists on board and busy doing great hair in support of this worthy cause to raise awareness and funding to Cope, Study and Cure Autism.
In support of Autism Awareness Month, Pistachio is proud to offer ASD Charm Bracelets for sale.
Available in two designs, these bracelets are an excellent way to show your support. Each prominently displays the puzzle piece ribbon design that has become synonymous with the ASD cause and the multiple vibrant colors represent the diversity of individuals affected by the disorder.
Pistachio would like to send out a special thank you to all of our Cut-a-Thon sponsors this year. We appreciate all your help and look forward to continued success.
To commemorate National Autism Awareness Month, the city of Temecula is hosting its annual “Light it Up Blue” event in conjunction with the Our Nicolas Foundation. This year on April 2nd, 2014 at 6:30 pm Temecula’s City Hall will be bathed in blue light.
The Padres will be hosting a fundraiser for the La Costa Youth Organization (LCYO) a principal supporter of the Champions League. This is a great opportunity to enjoy watching a ballgame at Petco and support a great cause.
“I never realized how big a need for a league like Champions existed in our community. There are now 60 players participating across 4 teams and everyone involved has a blast. I am so glad I started this league and can see all the smiling faces.” -Alex Rejto
The Autism Research Institute created this wonderful article about autism. The article is a comprehensive introduction to autism and what parents should be aware of from diagnosis, causes, testing, treatment and more. For the full article, click on the link below:
On Tuesday, April 8th 2014 the Autism Society San Diego will be hosting a resource fair for adults on the Autism Spectrum. The event will feature many different organizations all who provided resources for adults living with Autism. So please come out to this event and take advantage of this wonderful opportunity.
April is National Autism Month. To celebrate and raise awareness, Pistachio will be hosting a cut-a-thon on Sunday, April 6th from 11am - 2pm. A minimum donation of $25 is required for all haircut services and all proceeds will benefit the San Diego Autism Society. Space is limited and appointments are recommended. So please be sure to get your haircut while supporting a good cause!
Come Join Us! This years 10th annual San Diego Race for Autism will be held on March 22nd in Balboa Park. 100% of the funds raised at the Race for Autism stays in San Diego to support local autism programs, services, treatments, outreach efforts and educational initiatives to hundreds of classrooms.
Thanks to the generosity of our members, supporters and sponsors, the Autism Society San Diego has been able to do some great things for the autism community in San Diego. Below is a list of incredible activities that are made possible every year by volunteers and with donations like yours:
Pistachio has taken up the fight for Autism. Help support the cause by bringing your used or broken electronics to Pistachio during your next appointment.
Laser & Inkjet Cartridges
Tablets & E-Readers
& Notebook Computers