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With over 100 applicants in the first hour, we have closed the application. 

Message From Harkla's CEO:

Hey there,


We understand times are tough right now and many people's lives have been flipped upside down. If you're not familiar with our 1% program, every month we donate 1% of our sales to the University of Washington Autism Center. This money goes to cutting edge research, supporting programs, and scholarships for families to get therapy.


However, for this current time period, we felt like giving money straight to the Harkla community could be more beneficial. With everything going on, many families have seen a reduction in income. This can be really tough, especially if you now have a special needs child out of school that you need to take care of.


With this in mind, we're taking the 1% of sales this month that we would normally donate to UW Autism Center and are giving away $250 grants directly to families.


While we will try to help as many as we can, unfortunately our funds have a limit. This means that applying does not guarantee you'll get a grant, but I do hope we can help.


To apply, read the sections below, then fill out the application at the bottom. Thank you for being a part of our community.

Casey Ames,  Founder & CEO of Harkla 

Message From Harkla's CEO:

Hey there,


We understand times are tough right now and many people's lives have been flipped upside down. If you're not familiar with our 1% program, every month we donate 1% of our sales to the University of Washington Autism Center. This money goes to cutting edge research, supporting programs, and scholarships for families to get therapy.


However, for this current time period, we felt like giving money straight to the Harkla community could be more beneficial. With everything going on, many families have seen a reduction in income. This can be really tough, especially if you now have a special needs child out of school that you need to take care of.


With this in mind, we're taking the 1% of sales this month that we would normally donate to UW Autism Center and are giving away $250 grants directly to families.


While we will try to help as many as we can, unfortunately our funds have a limit. This means that applying does not guarantee you'll get a grant, but I do hope we can help.


To apply, read the sections below, then fill out the application at the bottom. Thank you for being a part of our community.

Casey Ames

Founder & CEO of Harkla 

How Does This Work?

DO YOU QUALIFY? 

DO YOU QUALIFY? 

THE FOLLOWING MUST BE MET:

1. You are apart of the special needs community 

If you are someone with special needs, take care of someone with special needs, or your work involves those with special needs, you're a part of the Harkla & special need community.

2. You are experiencing financial hardship due to circumstances related to COVID-19

This will be anecdotal evidence provided in the application.

3. YOU HAVE A NEED IN ONE OF THE SPENDING CATEGORIES WE SUPPORT 

See "What can we use the funds toward?" section below.

What can we use the funds toward? 

The categories that we are supporting are:

1. Medical or Therapy Related Costs: 

This can be medical costs related to COVID-19, or just ongoing medical or therapy costs related to the special needs person in your life.

2. GROCERIES

If you are having to make tough decisions on providing food for yourself or your family, you qualify for this section.

3. CHILDCARE

This can be for your special needs child, or if your a professional in the industry and now have children at home you need to take care of, that would qualify.

4. RENT OR MORTGAGE

If you're struggling to pay your rent or mortgage, you qualify.

QUESTIONS & ANSWERS

How will you determine who gets a grant?

As long as an application qualifies, this will be on a first come, first serve basis.

How will the payments be made?

We will either send the money digitally with PayPal, or if you don't have a PayPal account, we will mail you a check.

Are there any restrictions as to who will get funding?

As long as you qualify, we'll fund you. No matter where you live.

Can more than one person per family apply?

No. We will be only sending one grant per family so we can try to spread the help as much as possible.

How will you verify the information?

This will be an honor system. We hope that in times of need, like now, the best comes out in our community and everyone will understand that those who really need this grant will be the ones who apply and get it.

How Does This Work?

DO YOU QUALIFY?

THE FOLLOWING MUST BE MET:

1. YOU ARE APART OF THE SPECIAL NEEDS COMMUNITY

If you are someone with special needs, take care of someone with special needs, or your work involves those with special needs, you're a part of the Harkla & special need community.

2. YOU ARE EXPERIENCING FINANCIAL HARDSHIP DUE TO CIRCUMSTANCES RELATED TO COVID-19

This will be anecdotal evidence provided in the application.

3. YOU HAVE A NEED IN ONE OF THE SPENDING CATEGORIES WE SUPPORT

See "What can we use the funds toward?" section below.

WHAT CAN WE USE THE FUNDS TOWARD?

THE CATEGORIES THAT WE ARE SUPPORTING ARE:

1. MEDICAL OR THERAPY RELATED COSTS:

This can be medical costs related to COVID-19, or just ongoing medical or therapy costs related to the special needs person in your life.

2. GROCERIES

If you are having to make tough decisions on providing food for yourself or your family, you qualify for this section.

3. CHILDCARE

This can be for your special needs child, or if your a professional in the industry and now have children at home you need to take care of, that would qualify.

4. RENT OR MORTGAGE

If you're struggling to pay your rent or mortgage, you qualify.

QUESTIONS & ANSWERS

HOW WILL YOU DETERMINE WHO GETS A GRANT?

As long as an application qualifies, this will be on a first come, first serve basis.

HOW WILL THE PAYMENTS BE MADE?

We will either send the money digitally with PayPal, or if you don't have a PayPal account, we will mail you a check.

ARE THERE ANY RESTRICTIONS AS TO WHO WILL GET FUNDING?

As long as you qualify, we'll fund you. No matter where you live.

CAN MORE THAN ONE PERSON PER FAMILY APPLY?

No. We will be only sending one grant per family so we can try to spread the help as much as possible.

HOW WILL YOU VERIFY THE INFORMATION?

This will be an honor system. We hope that in times of need, like now, the best comes out in our community and everyone will understand that those who really need this grant will be the ones who apply and get it.