May Institute and Borders® Team Up to Raise Funds to Support Children and Adults with Autism and Other Special Needs


Randolph, Mass. – May Institute, an award-winning national nonprofit serving children and adults with autism and other special needs, and Borders® (NYSE: BGP), a leading specialty retailer of books as well as other educational and entertainment items, are partnering this holiday season to raise funds for critical services during May Institute’s Benefit Days at Borders®, December 3-5, 2010. Visit May Institute’s website to download a voucher with the promotional code for this special fundraising event.

“The number of individuals diagnosed with autism and other special needs, brain injury and mental illness far exceeds the resources currently available for families in our communities,” said May Institute President and CEO Walter P. Christian, Ph.D., ABPP. “We are delighted to partner with Borders and grateful for the company’s support and commitment to our cause. Funds raised will make a profound, tangible impact on the quality of life for families across the country.”

During Benefit Days on December 3-5, Borders® will donate up to 25 percent of every purchase made with a special event voucher during in-store or online check-out. For in-store purchases, customers must present the voucher (along with any Borders coupon) at the register. For online purchases, customers must include a promotional code (MAYT1235G) at check-out.

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About May Institute
May Institute is a nonprofit organization that provides educational, rehabilitative, and behavioral healthcare services to individuals with autism spectrum disorders and other developmental disabilities, brain injury, mental illness, and other behavioral health needs. Since its founding more than 55 years ago, May Institute has evolved into an award-winning national network that serves thousands of individuals and their families annually. For more information, call 800.778.7601 or visit

About Borders®
Headquartered in Ann Arbor, Mich., through its subsidiaries, Borders Group, Inc. (NYSE: BGP) is a leading specialty retailer of books as well as other educational and entertainment items. The company employs approximately 19,500 throughout the U.S., primarily in its Borders(R) and Waldenbooks(R) stores. Online shopping is offered through Find author interviews and vibrant discussions of the products we and our customers are passionate about online at and For more information about the company, visit

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