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Help QSAC raise $20,000 with Box Tops for Education!

August 19, 2009 4:32 pm Published by

We have registered QSAC for the Box Tops for Education program. We can raise as much as $20,000 a year for the education of our children! It is very easy and you can all help!

Box Tops offers three easy ways to earn cash for our school through everyday activities such as buying groceries, shopping online and purchasing books.

Clip — Look for this coupon on hundreds of participating products. Clip and bring them to QSAC. There will be a drop off box in every QSAC location for your convenience. Parents, you can also send them with your children directly. Box Tops coupons are worth 10¢ each when our school redeems them from Box Tops for Education. Make sure you ask your friends and neighbors to participate as well. Ask your employer if you can promote the program at work too. We will gladly prepare a drop off box if you so desire. A few examples of the products with coupons:

Shop — Shop at your favorite online stores through the Box Tops MarketplaceSM
( Up to 8% of each qualifying purchase is automatically donated to our school. There is no additional cost to your purchase and many exclusive deals and discounts can be found! A few examples:

Buy books — Purchase books online at Barnes & Noble through the Box Tops Reading RoomSM. Our school will receive 6% of your new book purchases and 3% of all other online purchases.

One of the easiest ways you can help is to sign up to support our school at You will learn about new and easy ways to help our school earn the extra cash it needs.

Exclusive web benefits:

  • See how much our school is earning with Box Tops
  • Enter online promotions for chances to win Bonus Box Tops
  • Print money-saving coupons for your favorite Box Tops brands
  • Make mealtime easier with family-pleasing recipes

Plus, you can sign up for email newsletters to receive new product updates, and Box Tops members-only deals and discounts at Box Tops MarketplaceSM retail stores. To learn more, visit—and thanks for choosing to make a difference for our school with Box Tops!

If you have any questions, please contact Danièle Favre-Panayotatos via email,, or call me at 212-244-5560 ext. 2016.

A Brighter World with Goldman Sachs

August 17, 2009 9:00 pm Published by

For the second consecutive year, QSAC was selected as a beneficiary of the Goldman Sachs Community Teamwork (CTW) program. On Saturday, August 15, twelve Goldman Sachs employees descended upon the QSAC Day School in Whitestone and spent the day beautifying the hallways, bathroom, classrooms, and the gym. Joining them were staff members Lisa Veglia, Danièle Favre-Panayotatos, Mariann Lai, Daniel Nemeth, Erica Lester, Marissa Goldberg, Almando Cocar, Billy Naeves, and Miguel Sierra. Goldman Sachs also covered the cost of the paint and material used throughout the day with a generous grant of $2,090. Every summer, Goldman Sachs grants one day off for each employee to volunteer in a team-based project for a local non-profit organization. The program reflects Goldman Sachs’ dedication to supporting and honoring the communities where their employees work and live.

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QSAC is a New York City and Long Island based nonprofit that supports children and adults with autism, together with their families, in achieving greater independence, realizing their future potential, and contributing to their communities in a meaningful way by offering person-centered services.

QSAC pursues this mission through direct services that provide a supportive and individualized setting for children and adults with autism to improve their communication, socialization, academic, and functional skills.