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Vanderhall sweepstakes benefits Fantastic Friends WNY

Posted at 5:59 PM, Nov 10, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-10 17:59:13-05

Looking for a new set of wheels? Through the Giving Project you can win a 2020 Vanderhall Carmel Blackjack or $18,000 cash your choice. Monies raised goes to Fantastic Friends of WNY.

Debbie Cordone, founder of Fantastic Friends says Fantastic Friends is a social organization for individuals with developmental and intellectual disabilities. This giveaway supports their center and culinary program which is starting up in January.

Shannon Polvino, from the Giving Projects says they are hosting an online fundraiser and they teamed up with Fantastic Friends and KustomWorkz to give the Vanderhall away.

One lucky winner, by donating to this fundraiser, will go home with the Vanderhall.

Michael Penfold, owner of KustomWorkz says the Vanderhall is an American made 3 wheel motorcycle.

Debbie Cordone’s son has severe autism. She says when they go out into the community people don’t understand when a 10 year old is acting out. She say’s they just look at it like I can’t control my son or he is a brat. She goes on to say there is a lot of judgement out there; a lot of people are not accepting and she wondered why there wasn’t a place people can go when they need a couple of hours out of the house and some socialization for her son because he doesn’t have friends. They wanted to do something fun and social and a place where everyone is welcome. Fantastic Friends has been that place for the past three years. The center in Cheektowaga is set to expand. They leased the restaurant space next to them and it will be a culinary training program which would be more vocational and hopefully lead to employment.

For more information on Fantastic Friends WNY click here

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