Autism is a condition that affects 1 out of every 68 children, and you can be one of the people that raise money and bring awareness for these families. If you think putting an event together is too much work, you may be surprised at how easily you can get an event going.
As long as you have some people that are willing to help you, and you are passionate about helping those in the community with autism, you can make the fundraiser happen. Here are a few things you can do to get your event started.
Think of a Community Event
You want an event that is going to bring the community together. A 5k run, scavenger hunt with teams, obstacle course with teams, reverse raffle event, outdoor movie or concert are just a few of the things to consider. Make sure you can accommodate a large group of people, and use social media to promote the event.
Secure Funding for the Event
The best way to fund the event is to get local businesses and organizations to donate things. You can get people to donate their time and their services because they can use it as a tax write off, and you can get businesses to donate the items that you need. Other expenses may have to come out of your pocket, but it's worth it to raise money and awareness for such a great cause.
There are many significant and memorable prizes you can give out at your event for the winners or the people that donated the most money. Some things to consider are autism awareness charms from a company like Awareness Products Warehouse, as these charms are a great symbol of autism support. Tulip or other flower bulbs in the autism awareness colors are other great options, along with totes, coolers and other items that have the event logo printed on them. You can even ask businesses and sales representatives to donate prices for the event.
When you are putting together a project to help children and other people that are in need, you'll be surprised at how many businesses and places are willing to work with you and help you get your project going. It could turn into an annual event that helps support the research that is needed to help children with autism, and it can help others in the community learn things they didn't know.