Autism Fundraising Ideas

Diagnoses of Autism and disorders like Asperger’s Syndrome (which falls on the Autistic spectrum) seem to becoming more and more prevalent these days. If you are part of an Autism Awareness and Support group, no doubt you have enough challenges in your daily life without adding fundraising woes to the list.

The first and often the most difficult decision is deciding what type of fundraiser to do. In Crystal Lake, Illinois, Pump It Up Crystal Lake joined with 149 other Pump It Up franchises across the nation to hold an “Imagination Celebration Great Open Jump” to raise money for autism research. In Springville, New York, The Kiwanis Club of Springville organized the Autism Awareness 5K and Family Fun Walk to benefit autism spectrum disorder programming at the Preschool Learning Center.

Check out our complete list of fundraising products and do-it-yourself fundraising ideas for your next autism fundraiser.

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Do-It-Yourself Autism Fundraiser

You can also choose from a wide variety of Autism Awareness and Support DIY fundraising ideas to supplement your program. How about Burned Up Car Engine, Sell Your Wares or a Movie Night? Perhaps you can adapt one of these creative DIY fundraiser events to suit your needs:

Piece of the Puzzle – Donors “purchase” a puzzle piece for a set amount ($1, $5, etc.) and write their name and/or message on the back.  Read more …

Donation Containers – Save old coffee cans and cover them in bright color paper with your organization’s name and logo prominently displayed.Read more …

Penny Project – Give each child a roll of pennies and have them ask people they know if they have anything they can buy for a penny. The goal is for each child to end up with 50 items to sell. Read more …