Tips for Writing Your Letter

  • Describe how the diagnosis has impacted you and your family, including challenges and successes
  • State facts about the Autism Society of Northwest Ohio
  • Mention your personal and team fundraising goal
  • Include a photo of you, or your family member
  • Send the DONATION FORM with your letter
  • Track your donations using the form HERE
  • Thank them for their generous support!

Tips for Composing Your Email

  • Use the same tips for writing your letter
  • Include the link to your fundraising page

Use Social Media

  • Share your participation
  • Create a Facebook event
  • Post your progress towards your fundraising goal
  • Request donations
  • Thank your donors

Sample Message – Ask for Donation

Everyone has blessings in their life. My blessing is my (son, daughter, etc.) who’s diagnosed with autism. Yes, it’s trying at times; however, the Autism Society of Northwest Ohio is there for families like ours who live in our community that need help and support.  They offer educational opportunities, teach awareness and understanding of autism, advocate for improved services, and are the “go to” agency on autism in our community.  Their “Help Line” alone provided over 300 hours of support to individuals who needed information and services, and they do this free.

For all these reasons, I am raising money to support this organization, so they can continue to support the autism community.  Please consider joining our team or making a tax-deductible donation today. 100% of the money raised is donated to the programs provided for individuals affected by autism. Simply make a quick online donation (insert link to your fundraising page) or mail a check to 6629 W. Central Avenue, Toledo, Ohio 43617. Please write our team’s name in the memo section.

Thank you for making a difference in my (son’s, daughter’s, etc.) life and for all the people impacted by autism in our community!

Team (insert team name here)

Sample Message – Join My Team

On August 19, 2017, people will be crowding the mall in celebration of the Autism Society of Northwest Ohio’s fifth annual Lace It Face It Walk for Autism. Here, we raise awareness and money to better the lives of those affected by Autism. Last year, over 200 people participated and $14,000 was raised.

Join me and my team to exceed last year’s victories, and give those affected by autism the opportunities they deserve. 100% of the money raised is donated to the programs provided for these individuals, and is tax-deductible.   It’s easy to become a member of the team, just visit our team page (insert team page link) and use the “JOIN THE TEAM” button.

Thank you for joining Team (insert team name)! We hope to see you on August 19!!

Sample Message – Thank You

Thank you for taking the time to donate to our (team name). We appreciate your generosity and compassion for those affected by autism. With your kind donation, the Autism Society of Northwest Ohio can stay true to its mission and help families with their Autism journey right here in our community.

The Autism Society of Northwest Ohio was founded in 1968 and is an affiliate of the Autism Society of America, a national network of affiliates who are a source of information, advocacy, education, and support in local communities.  Northwest Ohio’s service territory is Lucas, Defiance, Fulton, Hancock, Henry, Ottawa, Paulding, Putnam, Sandusky, Seneca, Williams and Wood counties.

Together, we are making a difference!