Those looking to support children with autism and local dining can find the opportunity for both at Naples Rib Company Thursday, April 22.
Dine at the barbecue restaurant and Naples Rib Company will donate 20% of the check profits to See Beneath, a San Diego-based nonprofit that creates early developmental and educational tools for children on the autism spectrum.
The crowning achievement of the organization is its educational app, “Aiko & Egor,” which uses animation and research-supported skill games to improve communication, play, social and imitation skills targeting the developmental ages of 2 to 7 years old.
See Beneath is hoping to raise $1,000 that will go toward developing the app’s newest video series, “Learning Emotions with Aiko & Egor.”
The animated characters, Aiko and Egor, have been reformatted to a children’s puppet show that will help children better identify and express their emotions. The series was inspired by the COVID-19 pandemic, as a way to help children on the autism spectrum deal with the challenges of quarantine and other disturbances from daily life caused by the pandemic.
Those who dine at Naples Rib Company to donate need only notify their server that they’d like to donate to See Beneath and Naples Rib Company will take care of the rest.
Click here for more information about See Beneath. Parents who would like to use the app can find it on the app store by typing “Aiko & Egor.”
Naples Rib Company is at 5800 Second St. and is open from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
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