Volunteers working the Autism Speaks benefit in April.

City Gospel Mission was the recipient of a $1,000 Youth Banquet sponsorship, while Powernet also donated a tablet and other items to be raffled off at a local Autism Speaks benefit.

Powernet Makes Donations to City Gospel Mission, Autism Speaks

Date: May 12th, 2014
Author: Powernet

CINCINNATI, OH - May 13, 2014 - Powernet is excited to have extended its support to two great causes this spring. City Gospel Mission was the recipient of a $1,000 Youth Banquet sponsorship, while Powernet also donated a tablet and other items to be raffled off at a local Autism Speaks benefit.

City Gospel Mission works with churches and volunteers to help more than 9,200 adults with food and shelter, addiction recovery and jobs. The organization also serves more than 1,200 at-risk youth by getting them involved in numerous physical and social activities. Powernet has supported the organization since 2005, and Powernet President, Bernie Stevens, currently sits on the Board of Directors at City Gospel Mission.

Autism Speaks was founded in 2005 and is the world’s leading autism and science advocacy organization, dedicated to funding research and awareness of autism spectrum disorders. Stephanie Crouch, a Powernet employee, works closely with Autism Speaks and volunteered at the benefit, which took place April 25. The cause is dear to Crouch's heart - she has two nephews diagnosed with autism.

"Autism Speaks continues to make big strides in bettering the lives of people afflicted with autism," said Crouch. "I'm happy to do my part and it really means a lot t to have Powernet's support and backing."

Powernet, which sponsors Gift1 by Powernet, a tablet donation program for people and families who can benefit from technology, regularly supports charities, causes and organizations in the area and around the country serving their respective communities. In January, Powernet was awarded the Medical Mutual Pillar Award for Community Service for the fourth consecutive year.