The Island Autism Group has joined the Newman’s Own Foundation $500k Holiday Challenge, a fundraising competition on CrowdRise, the largest crowdfunding platform for good. Newman’s Own Foundation $500k Holiday Challenge is a friendly fundraising campaign for eligible US-based 501(c)3 charities. Participating organizations will compete for half of one million dollars in prize money. IAG has joined the challenge on CrowdRise in hopes of raising money to support individuals with autism on Martha’s Vineyard.
Donations help us make a real difference in the everyday lives of young people living with autism on Martha’s Vineyard. We provide enrichment experiences, from learning to play music, to cooking with friends, to playing basketball with peers, that all young people should have, but are challenging — without support — for kids with autism. We are working with experienced and dedicated individuals and organizations to provide transportation, equipment, and services to make these experiences possible. Our goal is to remove all obstacles that living with autism presents in the way of living life to its fullest on our island. Ultimately, we envision an Island Autism Center to provide a sustainable means of ongoing support, not only for island youth, but as a destination for families vacationing on the island.
The Newman’s Own Foundation $500k Holiday Challenge launched on CrowdRise on November 21, 2017 at 12pm ET and runs through January 3, 2018 at 1:59:59pm ET. There are 10 grand prizes up for grabs with the team that raises the most online winning $150,000 and 10th place winning $2,500. On #GivingTuesday an additional $85,000 will be awarded to the top 3 charities. Plus, weekly Bonus Challenges enable charities to win up to another $115,000.
To help Island Autism Group win the Newman’s Own Foundation $500k Holiday Challenge, head to https://www.crowdrise.com/o/en/campaign/the-island-autism-group.