Steps of Hope is AuSM's largest annual fundraiser. Dollars raised during this important family-friendly walk support AuSM’s programs and services for individuals, families, educators, professionals and more, providing access to therapy, guidance, skills, emergency preparedness, employment information and, most importantly, hope! Dollars also fund Steps of Hope Support Grants, which fuel projects that directly impact the Minnesota autism community. Click here to visit the Steps of Hope Support Grant page to learn more.
Your commitment to walk and raise funds, combined with the sponsorship of generous companies and organizations, keep AuSM working for our community.
Help us raise our goal of $88,000 for the Minnesota autism community.
You asked and we answered! Now it's easier than ever to Team Up for Autism!
Gather together a team and join other families, individuals and supporters at Ridgedale Center on March 2. Feel the power of the Minnesota autism community coming together to support each other, gather resources and have fun with face painting, fun hair, music, snacks, karate demonstrations and more!
Take the First Step: REGISTER
Families, individuals, elementary schools, high schools, college groups, businesses and organizations are encouraged to form teams and walk together in support of the Minnesota autism community. No team is too small. Invite parents, children, students, friends, teachers, neighbors, colleagues - everyone’s in! Register as an individual or register as a team.
What steps have you taken?
Click here to download a manual registration form to complete and return to AuSM via fax, e-mail or mail. - COMING SOON!
Step 2: FUNDRAISE
Direct donors to contribute to your team by typing in your team name on the online donations form on the link below. You also may collect donations in-person by using a Donation Request Form. Let’s work together to meet our 2014 goal of $88,000. The Autism Society of Minnesota is a 501(c)(3) organization. Contributions are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.
Step 3: EARN A T-SHIRT
Get your Steps of Hope 2014 T-shirt when you raise $100 (be sure to pre-register!).
Each team member who pre-registers for Steps of Hope and raises $100 or more gets an official Steps of Hope 2014 T-shirt, so be sure each of your team members registers and references your unique team name.
Step 4: SHOW YOUR TEAM SPIRIT
Step 5: WALK WITH YOUR TEAM
Join us on Sunday, March 2, 2014 for this incredible family-friendly event.
Join us at Ridgedale Center on Sunday, March 2, 2014 for this incredible family-friendly event. You and your team can walk at your own pace and find many resources offering products and services that support individuals with autism. Team-friendly activities include poster making, face painting, fun hair and more. There will be music, snacks and a chance to meet a sports team mascot! The walk begins at 11 a.m. with the help of KFAN and MC Dan Cole “Common Man” and ends with a rally at 12 p.m.
Celebrate a successful walk, and feel good about making a difference in the lives of those touched by autism in your local community.
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Have more questions about Steps of Hope 2014? Click here to see our Frequently Asked Questions.