Charlie's Playground Problem

$1,590 of $15,000 goal

Raised by 13 people in 21 months
Our special needs teacher, Charlie, has a problem. His students love playing outside, but they are getting tired of just racing around the track. So Charlie had an idea to start a gofundme page that could help get cooler stuff in his students playground. 

Here at the Elizabeth Richardson Center (ERC) we feel lucky to have such a great teacher like Charlie. He is always looking out for the best interest of his students. So it came as no suprise for him to come up with something that could help solve his problem. 

 We are asking for any type of donation that could be used towards new playground equipment for all of our child development centers. The Elizabeth Richardson Center is a 501c3 non-profit organization that has been helping individuals with special needs since 1963 when Dr. Burnside started a classroom for special needs students because the schools at the time were not trained or prepared to do so. The first teacher to be employed was Elizabeth Richardson. That's how we became known as ERC.

We plan on updating throughout with pictures of how many of Charlie's students this will help. Charlie hopes by the time Fall ends that he will be playing with his students on awesome new stuff. Whatever you can donate big or small, we cannot thank you enough for helping us try to raise awareness for individuals with special needs.

Here at ERC we try our hardest to help our clients live as independently as possible. We have clients from 8 weeks old to over 65 years young. Our services include adult day programs, children services, intermediate care facilities (ICF), community employment, and life skills. We even have Richardson Industries where our clients work for companies such as Wal-Mart and Tyson. You can check it all out at
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Check out what Charlie is doing now!! He wants to give all this cool ERC swag to anyone that donates $50 or more to help him build a new playground for his students. Donate now and we will get your address to send you all your swag!
Charlie's Swag Promo
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We cannot thank Northwest Arkansas enough for a great night!! Lots of fun was had and many prizes were won. Looking forward to 2017 when we bring back Beach Bingo Bash.

Help Charlie solve his problem as he tries to raise enough money for his students playground.
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$1,590 of $15,000 goal

Raised by 13 people in 21 months
Created July 29, 2016
Funds raised will benefit:
Richardson Center
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Springdale, AR
EIN: 710355090
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  1. You make a donation using a PayPal account or a credit/debit card to PayPal Giving Fund (a 501(c)(3) charitable organization).
  2. After the deduction of GoFundMe platform and payment processing fees, PayPal Giving Fund delivers the funds it receives to the chosen charity on a monthly basis.*
* If, after reasonable efforts, PayPal Giving Fund cannot deliver donations to this charity, the funds may be donated to another charity per PayPal Giving Fund’s policies.
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Tucker Donnelly
2 months ago

For a special little angel boy from LR named Fletcher

2 months ago

In memory of Walter John Schuldt.

charles halterman
11 months ago

In memory of Hi and Bill Brooks

11 months ago
Pinnacle Country Club
11 months ago

In honor of the Brooks Family.

12 months ago
William Bowen
15 months ago

Please use this donation for the building fund for the CDC in Fayetteville. Bill and Jean Bowen

19 months ago
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