“Shark attack!” inspires #GivingTuesday campaign

Beckett Murray loves taking his shoes off and running around barefoot. Staff at the autism center he attends asked his mom to bring in some slippers, to keep his toes warm. She brought in his favorite pair, plush gray shark slippers, with a gaping red, toothy mouth. Soon after, the shark attacks began. Whenever staff spotted Beckett, they’d playfully call out, “Shark attack!” and Beckett would pounce with his slippers. “That connection he had with all the people, the staff, that was a major connection for him,” said his adoptive mom, Cathy Murray. Beckett’s personality...

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A miracle for Aurelia

“You don’t want her. She’s deficient.” I lived in an orphanage in Romania and no one wanted me. The Embassy official told my adoptive mom “You don’t want her. She’s deficient.” But mom said “I do want her. She’s for me. And I’m for her.” Now, I’m 28. I walk with a cane and have developmental disabilities. But I graduated from Mishawaka High School and I have a purpose. I want to work like everyone else. When I looked for a job, I couldn’t find one. Years went by. The job coaches at all the other places couldn’t...

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United Federal Credit Union partners with LOGAN ALC

Generous gift pays for autism classroom in Benton Harbor BENTON HARBOR, Michigan (November 8, 2017) – A $30,000 gift to LOGAN from United Federal Credit Union (UFCU) will help pay for a classroom for children with autism. Officials from UFCU visited the LOGAN Autism Learning Center (ALC) in Benton Harbor today and met some of the children who will benefit from their generosity. They presented the gift to LOGAN in a hallway decorated with children’s artwork. In addition to dedicating the classroom, UFCU has been providing coloring sheets to the community as part of as their “YOU COLOR –...

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