Approximately 50% of all savants have autism, while only about five to ten percent of individuals with autism possess extraordinary savant skills.
A Workplace Community Fundraiser is aimed at employees and organized and managed by staff. Examples include casual dress days and office luncheons. Larger corporate events open to stakeholders or the general public may also be organized.
Why Community Fundraisers in the Workplace?
- Raise funds in honour of a co-worker, friend or family member affected by Autism.
- Boost employee morale and loyalty.
- Encourage team-building and leadership skills.
- Give staff the opportunity to relax and have fun.
- Increase employee motivation and retention.
- Get involved in the community.
- Get to know your co-workers.
- Work together for a common cause.
- Celebrate employee and organization successes.
- Promote your organization’s commitment to the community.
Remember that you always have the option of making your Autism Services contribution in memory or in honour of someone affected by Autism Spectrum Disorder.
- Try not to schedule events around popular vacation times such as July and August, before or after long weekends, or during the winter holiday season.
- Choose the day carefully. A Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday is often best for employee events.
- Plan fundraisers during or outside of work hours, depending on your organization’s policies.
- If you need to hold a fundraising event outside of work hours, try to hold the event during lunch hour or right after work in order to increase the likelihood of participation.
- Events held during working hours can serve as a great way to recognize employees’ hard work while rewarding them with a break from their regular workday.
Kick back and have fun on event day—and take pride in your fundraising efforts!