Ways to Give and Support Spectrum Autism Support Group
Gifts are welcome at any time and in any amount and will make a difference for individuals and families impacted by autism Spectrum serves.
Tribute & Memorial Gifts
A tribute gift is a thoughtful way to celebrate or honor someone recognizing a milestone or special occasion. Memorial gifts are an opportunity to acknowledge the passing of someone who you want to honor the memory of and be a part of their legacy. You can make a gift in honor or memory of someone by filling out the attached form and mailing in a check or by noting in the memo section when donating online. (link here for donation) This may be repetitive but might make it easier for folks who are donating.
To direct memorial gifts in honor of a loved one, please instruct family and friends to make checks payable to Spectrum Autism Support Group and include the loved one’s name in the memo line. Here is sample language that can be used for memorial gifts in an obituary: “In lieu of flowers, the family requests that contributions be made to Spectrum Autism Support Group, PO Box 3132, Suwanee, GA 30024, or online at atl-spectrum.com.”
Gift acknowledgements are sent to both the donor and to the person or family the donor specifies. Contact email@example.com if you would like an obituary and special donation link set up on the website to honor the individual and make giving easier.
After over 24 years of serving the Gwinnett County community, on May 17, 2022, Spectrum put in an offer for a property in Duluth and is now in the works to secure a loan and to possibly own its very first building! This year, we are embarking on our first Capital Campaign with a goal of raising $500,000.
More information about how you can contribute toward Spectrum's Capital Campaign coming soon.
Monthly giving provides Spectrum Autism Support Group with a steady stream of support that allows us to both plan for the future and expand supports and programming offered. Simply select the “Make this a monthly donation” option on the online donation form via the Donate button above to make your gift on a monthly basis.
Matching gifts can allow you to double or even triple the impact of your gift to Spectrum Autism Support Group. Contact your employer’s Human Resources department to see if they have a matching gift program and to secure the proper paperwork. You will need to include Spectrum’s tax identification number (58-2458533).
You can leave a legacy with planned giving by supporting Spectrum Autism Support Group that does not affect your current lifestyle or your family’s financial security. When you participate in the Spectrum Star Legacy Circle by either creating an endowed fund, leaving a gift to Spectrum Autism Support Group in your will, naming Spectrum Autism Support Group as a beneficiary of an IRA or life insurance policy, making a gift through a charitable gift annuity or remainder trust, or donating property, you can leave a lasting legacy to help support Spectrum for years to come.
Corporate or Family Sponsorship Opportunities
Four Sponsorship Levels. Benefits may include:
- Promotion in Spectrum monthly e-news
- Company logo on Race Website and Race Shirts
- Company logo on Spectrum Website
- Social Media Promotion
- Sponsorship Plaque
- FREE Race Registrations
- Logo on event banners
Georgia Race for Autism is scheduled for October 1, 2022.
Four Sponsorship Levels. Benefits may include:
- Listing on Spectrum website as supporter/sponsor
- Social media shout out
- Sponsor logo on program
- Sponsor recognition on signage at entrance of event
- Free Invitations to the event, depending on level
- Sponsor badges for sponsor representatives
- Opportunity to provide giveaways
StarShine Gala is scheduled for or November 12, 2022, celebrating inclusion in employment in our community.
Three Exclusive Sponsorship Opportunities:
Thank you to SpecialCare -Pam Hoppe, All Kids First and Vanguard Digital Printing Systems for sponsoring the 2022 Wine Tasting
- $1500 each
- Includes logo on invitations & promotional materials
- Website and social media mentions
- 6 Free tickets to the event
- Five minutes to speak at event
To Give by Mail
Please mail your check, payable to “Spectrum Autism Support Group”, and mail to:
Spectrum Autism Support Group
PO Box 3132
Suwanee, GA 30024
Family Event/Monthly Meeting Sponsorship
Family event and monthly meeting sponsors receive an exclusive table spot, website and social media promo. Family events are offered throughout the year with attendance over 250 for egg hunt, pool party, fishing day, a Day on the Farm and more. Mom's Day Out and Back to School luncheon host up to 50 parents. Sponsor fee covers the cost of food for these family events. Monthly Meetings have attendance of 60-80 parents per month.
A speaking opportunity is included and sponsorship helps offset a portion of the cost of meeting - childcare, snacks, facility rental.
Monthly meetings are held the first Thursday of each month at the First Baptist Church of Duluth, 2908 Duluth Hwy, Duluth, GA 30096 6:30-8 pm. During COVID meetings are being held virtually and sponsorships still available.
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for current opportunities and to confirm a date.
While You Shop
You can help us raise funds for Spectrum Autism Support Group Inc. by rounding up your debit and credit card purchases every time you shop! Any contribution -- no matter how big or small, makes an impact. You can make one-time donation, set up monthly donations or simply set a limit on how much you want to donate each month by rounding up purchases to next dollar! With the rate of autism now 1 in 54 and continuing to rise, the need for Spectrum's supports and services grow as well. You can make a difference! Register here! And share with friends and family!
You can support Spectrum through your company's United Way campaign. All you have to do is write Spectrum Autism Support Group on the optional designated contribution section and fill in Spectrum's address: PO Box 3132, Suwanee, GA 30024. Make a copy of the completed form for your records and submit it to your company's United Way representative. If your company has provided you with a Digital United Way link, look for the link that says "local area partner" (or similar language) which will bring up a search box. You can then search for Spectrum and choose us that way.
You can help support Spectrum just by doing your everyday grocery shopping through the Kroger Community Rewards Program!
To start earning money for Spectrum, all you have to do is link your Kroger Rewards card to Spectrum - it's that easy!
*Note that you need to renew your rewards program every August to continue donations to your designated charity.
Did you know you can designate Spectrum through the Amazon Smile program. Simply go to smile.amazon.com and choose S P E C T R U M (all upper case with spaces in between) as your preferred 501(c)3 charity. Spectrum will now receive a percentage of your online purchase! Thank you for your support of Spectrum!
Spectrum Wish List
If you would like to donate items as an individual or group we could use:
- Scissors for children (non-plastic)
- Glue sticks or Elmer's type glue
- Craft supplies
- Crayons, markers
- Reams of copy paper
- Water colors
- Paint brushes
- Shape cutters
- Construction paper
- Bean bag chairs
- Bean bag refills
- Bean bags
- Lego - any sizes
- Matchbox cars
- Little characters like happy meal, animals, cars, super heroes
- Family size blow up pools
- Mini trampolines
- Kick balls
- Water and individually wrapped snacks for campers & staff (50/week)
- Water and individually wrapped snacks for 50 for our monthly support group meetings
- Gift cards (VISA, Mastercard, Sam's Club, Walmart, Costco, Dollar Tree, Amazon)
- Portable projector screen
- Color wireless printer
- Plastic shelving
- Storage tubs and bins (all sizes)
- PPE Equipment - gloves, hand sanitizer, cleaning supplies, Clorox wipes, etc.
- Toilet paper, paper towels
- Copy paper and office supplies
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