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KiteFlite 2021

FUNdraising Challenge, Kite Parade & Celebration

Help lift families with autism up. Form a fundraising team, earn prizes and celebrate on August 15th!
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Many things have changed during the pandemic, but the need for customized support and programming for those living with autism has not. In fact, support and opportunities are needed now more than ever. Your participation in AutismUp's ninth annual KiteFlite fundraiser will ensure that critical skill building opportunities for growth continue.

The race to raise $120,000 in 120 days is on! If you value the support and opportunities provided by AutismUp, you can help by forming a KiteFlite team! Share your fundraiser with friends and family to let them know you're helping to lift families with autism up! Earn spirit prizes along the way! We'll culminate the race with a kite parade and family fun day at Seabreeze on August 15!

Kite Flite Instructions

We Need Your Help

Our children are growing up and we are at a very important point in building a future for them. Our families with autism are preparing for adulthood and AutismUp is beginning the next leg of our journey to provide innovative full life services. We’re laying new stones while maintaining the current pathway for every one of our families to follow on their autism journey. It’s a heavy load, will you help us carry it?

We rely on fundraising which has been hampered significantly by the pandemic. Here is where you come in. We need to fund our current operations while we continue to expand and add programs for all ages from youth to adult. To do so, we’re launching our ninth annual KiteFlite fundraiser to raise $120,000 in less than 120 days.

Your participation is the key to success. Consider this, if each one of our 2,700 AutismUp families formed a team and raised $50, we would meet our goal! Won't you join us?

Here’s how you can help. The reach of social media and support from our own families and friends will propel us to meet our goal ensuring our children continue to receive the support and opportunities they need to be successful. Fundraising is simple. It’s as easy as asking, just like I am asking you to do today.

You’ll earn different spirit prizes when you raise $100, $500 and $1,000! The challenge starts NOW and runs through August 15th when the parade marches into Seabreeze. You don’t need to be in town on August 15th to participate. You’ll still earn prizes and be recognized for your fundraising efforts and, most importantly, you will help sustain and grow programs & services for people with autism.

Do you have five minutes? If so, be a part of the “lift” and build the pathway. Click HERE to AutismUp on GiveButter, join the KiteFlite fundraising challenge, and share with your friends and family. We’ll be sharing stories along the way of our KiteFlite adventure as we race to raise $120,000!

Get Started

Families, Friends, Businesses, Sports Teams, & other community groups!

Sign up as a KiteFlite team and encourage your family or friends to support your efforts to raise money and awareness to keep AutismUp growing! Participate in friendly competition with other teams for a great cause, uplifting local families living with autism! As a Team Captain, you'll rally friends, neighbors, co-workers & family to meet your fundraising goal, and march with you into Seabreeze. Team captains earn perks & prizes at various fundraising levels!

We wish to make this meaningful to you by offering more days and ways to raise money towards your KiteFlite team fundraising goals.

Do you have a birthday, anniversary or other momentous occasion to direct dollars to your personal cause? Why not lift those with autism up? Use Facebook and other social media platforms to spread awareness and help build pathways for the local autism community by reaching out to your friends!

Charitable giving has become a global priority throughout the pandemic, and both local and national businesses offer matching gifts to employees to support personal giving preferences. Does your employer offer matching gifts for donations? Find out here and encourage your friends and family to seek a matching gift.

Sponsorship Opportunities are Available

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Get started today!

Registration Click here to register for classes. First times enrollees will be required to create a new family account.

Membership Membership to AutismUp has many benefits, including family navigation, access to a broad array of complimentary support services, registration notices, special events and more.



How to register:

Start your team by clicking here!

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