AuSM to the Max Month

AuSM to the Max Month November 1-18November 1-18, 2021

Make this November one to remember with opportunities for fun, connections, and generosity. Whether it’s building puzzles with a team, social media antics, nabbing a one-of-a-kind auction item, or making a donation in honor of someone you love with autism, there are plenty of ways to engage with AuSM in November.

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AuSM Connections Jigsaw Puzzle Competition 2021 logo with colorful puzzle pieces assembledAuSM Connections Jigsaw Puzzle Competition

AuSM is teaming up with PuzzleTwist and Games by James to offer the 4th Annual AuSM Connections Jigsaw Puzzle Competition LIVE at Mall of America TCF Rotunda and virtually on Zoom from 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. on Nov. 6. Whether you are a serious puzzle-building competitor or just want to have fun building a neat puzzle with friends and family while supporting the local autism community, we invite you to join us. The live competition will include an autism resources fair in the TCF Rotunda and an exciting live audience to cheer on our puzzling teams!

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Bid to the Max Online Auction November 1-18Bid to the Max Online Auction

Join our online auction to Bid to the Max on one-of-a-kind items, themed baskets, and great experiences from any space you choose! This is a great way to do some holiday shopping while benefiting programs and services for the local autism community. Everyone is welcome to register and bid.

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Topsy Turvy Challenge November 1-18Topsy Turvy to the Max

The last 18 months have felt upside down, inside out, and turned around for many of us. We’ve had to look at our lives in brand new ways. Because seeing things from new perspectives is familiar to the autism community, we are going to embrace this with a Topsy Turvy Challenge!

How it works: Take something from your everyday life and change it up – an upside-down stuffed animal, books turned around on a bookshelf, someone dressed in insideout clothes. Then, take a picture and post on social media with the tag #TopsyTurvyforAuSM, donate to AuSM, and tag three friends to donate to AuSM and take the challenge, too. All proceeds benefit AuSM’s programs and services for the local autism community.

  1. Take a picture of something or someone topsy turvy.
  2. Donate to AuSM on AuSM’s GiveMN page.
  3. Post the picture on Facebook, Twitter, and/or Instagram and tag three friends with a challenge to do the same.

AuSM to the Max, Give to the Max Day, November 1-18Give to the Max Day

Give to the Max Day is back! Organized by GiveMN, Give to the Max Day is Minnesota’s giving holiday. Held on Nov. 18, it is a special day to highlight the work of nonprofits and schools across Minnesota, and a day for Minnesotans to donate to the causes and organizations that mean the most to them. GiveMN also offers thousands of dollars in incentive prizes to help donors make their dollars go further.

Give to the Max Day actually is Nov. 1-18. 2021!
Scheduled giving on GiveMN begins Nov. 1. Give to the Max Day gifts start counting on Nov. 1. Donations will appear on the page in real time. Golden tickets are given out every day of scheduled giving. Each day has a $500 gift.

Do AuSM’s mission and services resonate with you? Donate to AuSM – your gift helps sustain our essential programs and services for the 1 in 44 Minnesotans who have autism.

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