November is AuSM to the Max Month
NOVEMBER 1-18, 2021
Make this November one to remember with opportunities for fun, connections, and generosity. Whether it’s building puzzles with a team and visiting our autism resource fair at the Mall of America, 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.
Join our FUN TO THE MAX!
AUSM CONNECTIONS JIGSAW PUZZLE COMPETITION and AUTISM RESOURCE FAIR
AuSM is teaming up with Mall of America, PuzzleTwist, and Games by James to offer the 4th Annual AuSM Connections Jigsaw Puzzle Competition LIVE at Mall of America TCF Rotunda on Nov. 6, 2021. The live competition will include an autism resources fair in the TCF Rotunda from 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Join us at the live event at the Mall of America on Saturday, Nov. 6 and gather autism resources from businesses and organizations who serve the autism community. More than a dozen resource tables will feature friendly staff members who are eager to share information with you. The autism resource fair is FREE!
GIVE TO THE MAX DAY
Give to the Max Day is back! Minnesota’s statewide day(s) of giving to support nonprofits is going to be bigger than ever. 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. The Give to the Max giving period is Nov. 1-18. Donate today!
AuSM Match Fund Dollars Double Your Give to the Max Giving
AuSM is grateful to the individuals, businesses, and organizations who contributed to our Give to the Max Day 2021 Match Fund. Donations up to $23,405 will be DOUBLED throughout the Give to the Max Day giving period, Nov. 1-18, 2021.
Thank you, AuSM Match Fund Donors: Sunrise Banks, RSP Architects, Bieber Family Foundation, the Vala Family Charitable Fund, the AuSM Board of Directors, and anonymous contributors.
BID 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. In the auction you’ll find restaurant certificates, fun and unique experiences, decorative items, and much more at various price ranges. Click on the link to see your must-have items! Everyone is welcome to register and bid through AuSM’s ClickBid portal. The auction will be open for bidding from 9 a.m. on Nov. 1 through 7 p.m. on Nov. 18, 2021.
TOPSY 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.
- Take a picture of something or someone topsy turvy.
- Donate to AuSM on AuSM’s GiveMN page.
- Post the picture on Facebook, Twitter, and/or Instagram and tag three friends with a challenge to do the same.