Other Ways to Give

Facebook Birthday Fundraisers

Have an upcoming birthday? Designating the Autism Society of Greater Akron for your Facebook birthday fundraiser is a quick and easy way to celebrate by making an impact in the lives of those living with autism in our community. Set up yours HERE.

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Ohio Autism Awareness License Plates

Need to renew license plates? Support ASGA by purchasing Ohio's Autism Awareness License Plate. $25 of your fee is a donation to the Autism Society of Ohio. 

Visit the Ohio BMV Website HERE.

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United Way Workplace Giving Campaign

Pledge a "set it and forget it" gift that is automatically deducted from each paycheck. Sign up during United Way campaign season. Campaign seasons vary per local office, but generally run from mid-August to mid-February. Learn more HERE.

 

Shop with Amazon Smile

Amazon will donate a portion of any Amazon purchase to ASGA when they are made through Amazon Smile. Simply login with Amazon Smile, select Autism Society of Greater Akron as your charitable organization, and shop away!

Want to save yourself some work? Smilematic is a free Google Chrome extension that will automatically turn your everyday Amazon purchases into #AmazonSmile donations. You’ll never miss an opportunity to raise money for ASGA while shopping on Amazon again! Set it up HERE.

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Akron Community Foundation

Donate to the Autism Society of Greater Akron Endowment Fund via Akron Community Foundation. Learn more HERE.

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Employee Match Programs

Did you know? 65% of Fortune 500 companies offer matching gift programs, and an estimated $6 – $10 billion in matching gift funds goes unclaimed per year.

Employee matching gift programs are corporate giving programs in which the company matches donations made by employees to eligible nonprofit organizations. Requesting a matching gift is normally a five-minute process which must be initiated by the donor. You can do this by filling out and submitting a paper match form provided by your employer or through an electronic submission process. It's an easy way to double your contribution!

Check with your employer's human resources department to see if they have an employee match program! Learn more about employee match programs HERE.

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Third-Party Fundraisers

A third-party fundraising event is conducted by an individual, group or organization in the community where proceeds benefit the Autism Society of Greater Akron. In the past, our donors have held successful third-party fundraisers at local businesses like Chipotle, Chick-fil-a and Buffalo Wild Wings. Here are some other ideas for third-party fundraisers, courtesy of the Carilion Clinic Foundation.

Birthday/Anniversary Party
Do you have an upcoming birthday, anniversary, shower or bar/bat mitzvah? Consider making a contribution to ASGA in lieu of personal gifts – and ask your friends and family to do the same. This is a great way to get the kids involved!

Cocktail Party
Throw a cocktail party in your home or at a local restaurant or bar. Many venues provide great deals for very little money. Ask your friends to donate $50 and then spend no more than $20 per person on the food. This will ensure you will have a good amount to donate by the end of the night. Include a raffle or auction to increase revenue.

Garage Sale
Ask friends and neighbors to clean out their basement or garage for a good cause. Organize a garage sale, and you’ll clean out your house while supporting sick or injured patients in our community at the same time!

Golf Outing
Whether planning a small golf outing with friends and family or an outing for your business, think about making your swing really count and partnering with us to give back to ASGA!

Independent Business Gives Back
Are you a local independent business owner, restaurant or retail owner who is looking to align with a great cause? Whether it is a percentage of proceeds for a week or simply collecting change, you can make a difference while you work.

School Fundraiser
Kids love to help! Have fun with your students while teaching them about the meaning of philanthropy with anything from a coin drive to a read-a-thon. Be creative! We’d love to hear about your school fundraiser ideas and stories.

Sell, Sell, Sell!
Many marketing/promotional item companies offer a lot of discounted items. Create t-shirts, bracelets, key chains, etc., and sell them above your cost to create revenue.