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Help Prevent Bullying with Sesame Street’s Autism Initiative

A project in New York, NY by Sesame Street Yellow Feather Fund
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Childhood bullying hurts - and kids with autism are disproportionately affected. At Sesame, we think prevention is the best cure.
Backers: 1028
Average Pledge Per Backer: $80

Funded: $81,927 of $75,000
Dates: Apr 9th -> May 11th (33 days)
Project By: Sesame Street Yellow Feather Fund
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Just a few hours to go!

May 11th - via: kickstarter.com
One funded project! More than one thousand backers! And. most importantly, a countless number of children and families who will benefit from your kind, generous support. As we tick down the hours until our Kickstarter campaign ends, we wanted to... (Read More)

Two more great rewards!

May 9th - via: kickstarter.com
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More rewards for the home stretch!

May 7th - via: kickstarter.com
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A Special Message from Owen and Ron Suskind -- and Dr. Oz!

May 4th - via: kickstarter.com
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May 2nd - via: kickstarter.com
We're so excited... with just a few days to go, we're on the precipice of hitting our funding goal! If you haven't looked at our newest rewards packages yet, please do -- you can help us get there! And if you haven't backed us yet, please consider... (Read More)

Great News: A New Bundle of Rewards (and some tax info)!

April 26th - via: kickstarter.com
A few backers have written in to ask: what if I want more than one reward? So, we added a new bundle of rewards! For $250, you'll get a Julia plush, a signed copy of Cookie Monster's book, and a signed photo of Big Bird! And we're working on more... (Read More)

More Rewards, and How You Can Help!

April 20th - via: kickstarter.com
We're on our way to reaching our goal -- and have a new reward and two new rewards packages to share! At the $100 level, we added a photo signed by Big Bird! He's 8'2" tall and has great handwriting (especially for a bird!) There's more: Many of you... (Read More)

Half Way There!

April 16th - via: kickstarter.com
Great news! We've passed the 50% mark -- and in under a week! And we quite literally could not have gotten there without your help. We'll be adding some more rewards over the upcoming week -- keep an eye out for those!  (Read More)

More Cookie Monster Books!

April 12th - via: kickstarter.com
Wow! Thanks to your support, the signed copies of The Joy of Cookies have all been claimed! But we have great news: we've been able to secure more! Know someone who wants to help families affected by autism? Or who loves cookies? Or both? Share this... (Read More)

Sesame Street turns to Kickstarter to fund autism book

April 11th - via: techcrunch.com
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An Amazing First Day!

April 10th - via: kickstarter.com
We're so excited to have passed 10% of our goal in under 24 hours. Thank you so much for your support!  Over the next 31 days, we need to raise a total of $75,000 to meet our goal. And we still need your help. Please forward this note, share it on... (Read More)

Here’s why Sesame Street is turning to Kickstarter for the first time

April 9th - via: fastcompany.com
Last year, Oscar the Grouch and Big Bird made some room on Sesame Street for Julia, a little muppet with autism. Julia has been such a hit with kids that, to mark World Autism Awareness Day on April 2, Sesame Workshop launched a campaign to help further dispel some of the stigmas around autism. (Read More)

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