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Mum sale helps to pay for TLC services

At 18-months old, Charlie changed from being a very social and verbal child to not speaking much at all. Soon it was found he had autism.  

He started therapeutic services at the Learning Center of Northeast Arkansas Inc. or TLC.

“It’s as if a switch turned on one day,” his mother explained.

“Obviously, it’s a wonderful thing for that child and their family, and all the people they touch,” Barbara Pitcock, Director of Services for TLC, said. Charlie started receiving therapeutic services at age 2. His progress continued. Now at 4 ½ years of age, Charlie is a happy, vibrant child who can’t wait to start Kindergarten.

To help insure there are more stories like Charlie’s, the annual mum sale is underway right now. It is the organization’s largest fundraiser and helps fill a funding gap.

“There’s lot of things that we do every day that are not particularly funded services,” Pitcock said. “Maybe a certain type of material or a certain piece of equipment or a training that we want a therapist to attend so they can do better with the children.  Also there are funding sources that you have to show that you have local community support for and different types of grants. So, this is where our community can come in and help us and they always do.”

Mums are available for $100. Deadline for ordering is September 15.

The mums will be delivered in early October. If you would like to order a mum, email Barbara Pitcock at bpitcock@tlcnea.com or call 870-932-4245, Ext. 21. Faxes can be sent to 870-931-4457. If you are ordering a mum as a gift, please provide the name and address for delivery.

“These mums are especially grown for us by MidSouth Nursery,” Pitcock said. “We even pick out what kind of seed is going to be used each year and what color they’re going to be. They are prepared with loving care for people in the community to be able to purchase those.”  

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