2023-11-14 09:58 AM
To celebrate The XEL FOUNDATION’s two-year anniversary, we’re taking a look back on all of the wonderful accomplishments of the last 24 months. The foundation was founded to support individuals with autism through research and inclusion. The R&R Family of Companies is proud to provide support to continue to grow the foundation’s positive momentum.
The XEL Foundation began in November of 2021 when the rate of autism was 1 in 54. Because of that, R&R Employees donate $0.54 per truckload to The XEL Foundation, and their generosity is matched by R&R Express Family of Companies. Today, the statistic has increased to 1 in 36. The XEL FOUNDATION supports research aimed at reducing the rising rates of autism and inclusion of individuals with autism spectrum disorder.
The XEL FOUNDATION is focused on inclusion, which means making things that are regularly accessible to neurotypical people more accessible to neurodiverse individuals in their everyday lives. It also means meeting people where they are and anticipating their needs.
We are proud of the projects we have spearheaded that accomplish both of these goals. We are working to provide safe spaces for people at special events, but we also help integrate inclusion in community spaces where neurodiverse people spend a significant amount of time.
The ‘Powered by Purpose’ mindset among the R&R Family of Companies helped The XEL FOUNDATION reach a monumental milestone in its journey. As of August 2023, the foundation passed the one million dollar threshold in its fundraising efforts! Learn more.
The XEL FOUNDATION committed to donating one million dollars over a five-year period to fund autism research through the Autism Discovery and Treatment Foundation, headed by Dr. Richard Frye, MD, PhD, FAAP, FAAN, CPI. After meeting and reviewing his research, the XEL board felt that it most closely matched the foundation's mission and values.
Are you interested in doing your part to help individuals with autism? Join us in our mission to support inclusion and autism research. We’ve got two years in the books with many more to come, and we’re thrilled for what the future holds.
There are multiple ways to give back and get involved with the foundation: