A Toast to AuSM virtual fundraiser on Feb. 28

Join AuSM as we celebrate our 50th year of service to the Minnesota autism community with an exciting, interactive brunch@home event: A Toast to AuSM. On Feb. 28, 2021 from 11 a.m.-12 p.m., gather your friends and family virtually, each preparing a brunch as you like it, and AuSM will entertain you with an interactive online program.

A Toast to AuSM will include our “Toastess” Miss Shannan Paul from My Talk 107.1 as well as demonstrations from local celebrity chefs from Hope Breakfast Bar; Jon Robinson, mixologist from Sunshine Consulting; and Sammy from Sammy’s Sweets fame; amazing livestream prize drawings; and celebration with those who support our local autism community.

A Toast to AuSM Flyer

Register to join us on Feb. 28 by clicking “Become an AuSM Champion.” Here’s how it works:

  1. Sign up as an AuSM Champion and build your fundraising page (it only takes 60 seconds).
  2. Ask your friends, family, and others in your networks to donate to AuSM. They can donate directly to you or directly to your page.
  3. Every $50 donated through your page earns you a drawing ticket (plus one for the donor!). Prize drawings include a Minnesota staycation, a culinary treats basket, a fun and games basket, a wine and spirits basket, and more.
  4. Join us on this page on Feb. 28, 2021 to watch the event livestream, enjoy brunch and our amazing demonstrators, and see who wins the drawings. You can even video chat with your friends to brunch and watch together!

Use #ToastToAuSM to share social media posts about the event!


Let us know why you toast AuSM!

At AuSM, community voice is everything! This is why we want you to be a part of the A Toast to AuSM fundraiser. We’re inviting you (and your family and/or friends) to send us a 30 second or less video where you answer the question “Why do I toast AuSM?”

Do you participate in AuSM Camps, social skills classes, support groups, or events? Or use our services such as Information and Resources, the online AuSM Resource Directory, or other things that enhance your life? Let us know what it is about AuSM that makes your life AWESOME!

If you use a smartphone to video your message, please use a horizontal format. Videos can be sent to kthomalla@ausm.org. If the file is too large to e-mail, try uploading it to Dropbox or a Google folder and sending a link for downloading to kthomalla@ausm.org.

“Why do I toast AuSM?” videos are due by Friday, Feb. 12. By submitting your video or link to your video, you give AuSM permission to share in the A Toast to AuSM livestream on Sunday, Feb. 28, on AuSM’s social media channels, and on AuSM’s website. Thank you for participating and sharing your cheers to AuSM with us!


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