3rd Annual Friends With Autism 5K/Walk Grant 2021

3rd Annual Friends With Autism 5K/Walk Grant 2021

From Making Strides For Autism, Inc.

Our 3rd Annual Friends With Autism 5K /Walk on 5/15/21. This event provides Modest Needs Grants and Sensory Bags to Northeast Florida autism families and schools and supports our mission.

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The 3rd Annual Friends With Autism 5K/Walk will take place on Saturday, May 15, 2021, in Jacksonville, FL and we hope you can help autism families and schools in Northeast Florida!!

RUN, WALK, STIM!  Our 3rd annual Friends With Autism 5K/Walk is more than just a Run and a Walk - it's a fun time for the entire community to come together and raise awareness, acceptance, and support for families and people on the autism spectrum in Northeast Florida! Also, an opportunity for families to raise funds to provide a Modest Need grant for their loved needs on their autism journey, and corporations and schools to provides Sensory Bags for their classrooms. 

When we raise awareness here...  Funds raised will stay here!  Funds raised will be returned to our community to provide grants to families, our mobile Sensory Room at community events, school supplies, and Sensory Bags to students and schools; and fulfill our mission and vision.

Fundraising has its perks... Tired of raising funds and it doesn’t directly impact your family?  All teams raising the minimum fundraising amounts receive a Friends With Autism grant to cover the cost of school tuition, home school supplies/equipment/software, therapy, assistive technology, adaptive equipment, medical copays, medical services, summer camp, tutoring, and more!!

$2500 and up - $1,000

$1500 to $2499 - $500

$1000 to $1499 - $250

The top three school fundraising teams raising over $2,500 will receive Deluxe Sensory Bags for their classrooms:

1st Place - 10 bags

2nd Place - 5 bags

3rd Place - 2 bags

The top three corporate/civic fundraising teams raising over $2,500 will receive Deluxe Sensory Bags donated to a school of their choice:

1st Place - 10 bags

2nd Place - 5 bags

3rd Place - 2 bags

Donating has its perks…

$100 or more – Run Walk Stim T-Shirt

Registration to participate in the 3rd annual Friends With Autism 5K/Walk is available on our Race Management company's website 1st Place Sports:  http://www.1stplacesports.com/races/autism5k/You must also register as a walker or runner to participate in the race!  This race has an in-person and virtual registration option. 

Start your fundraising team by joining the Friends With Autism main team as a fundraiser to start your team! Click on the Making Strides For Autism Team to go to our page.  Click the Join Team button to become a fundraiser, create a page, and start your team. Team page:  https://fundly.com/friendswithautismteam

To learn more about Making Strides for Autism visit www.makingstridesforautism.org

Email [email protected] for Sponsor and Vendor information.

Making Strides For Autism, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization recognized for tax-exemption under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Tax-id 81-1954447.

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