Earlier this April, GDM teamed up with TK Productions & DJhere for our first Autism Awareness Pub Crawl & after party! This entertaining and interactive Sunday event took place on 4/3 at various venues in the Gaslamp. The proceeds raised from pub crawl registration fees, donations and food/beverage specials at the venues went to San Diego nonprofit, Include Autism.
Include Autism is a local, San Diego nonprofit that is devoted to providing services that encourage community-wide autism inclusion. The organization takes a well rounded approach to giving Autism Spectrum Disorder [ASD] individuals the chance to thrive in society. Perhaps their most successful program has been Community Coaching. Community Coaching provides hands-on opportunities for youth with autism to flourish as active, included, and contributing members of the community.
This quote by Robert Ingersoll personifies the purpose of the new charitable giving branch of Gaslamp District Media: GDM - We Rise. There is sometimes a negative connotation attached to the nightlife industry. As an organization, Gaslamp District Media [GDM] works with many different venues, companies and individuals within the industry and seeks to demonstrate the positive influence the industry can have on the community.