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You Can Host an Event to Benefit Autism Speaks!

Wrap Around Events - A wrap-around event is any fundraiser that your team organizes to raise funds for the Walk. Wrap-arounds are internal fundraising events that build team spirit and raise money! You can do a wrap-around in your community, school, workplace or anywhere! The sky is the limit and these Wrap Around Events are just the start...creative and innovative events are always welcome.

Contact Kate O’Neill at  617.726.1515 x. 87719 or email if you have any questions or need our support. Also, let us know if you would like us to promote your event on our Facebook Fan Pages and the Maine Community Calendar.

Third Party Events - If you are not participating in a Walk Now for Autism Speaks events you can still raise money and awareness for Autism Speaks by hosting an event in your community. Event ideas include dinners, auctions, poker runs and dine-to-donate nights, as well as smaller scale events such as car washes and dress down days.A third party event is conducted, promoted and financed by an individual or organization. You can host a third party fundraiser for Autism Speaks.

Just follow these 3 easy steps.

1 Call or email Kate O’Neill at 617.726.1515 x. 87719 or email

2 Review our guidelines for third party event fundraising and complete a simple application. This ensures that our third party event hosts and Autism Speaks are in complete agreement about the event before the planning starts.

3 Organize and hold your event.