Auctions, Yard Sales, and More. “One man’s trash is another man’s treasure.” as the saying goes. Witness the popularity of online sites like Craig’s List, auctions, weekend yard sales, and flea markets. People often try to sell or re-purpose items and property they no longer use, need, or just want to get rid of. It’s a way to get some cash back or, in some cases, raise money for charity.

If you want to do something like this to raise money for OAR, you can host the event on your own and simply donate the proceeds by check or online donation, or you can set it up as a Community Fundraising event.

Donating cars, boats, and property. A lot or people choose to avoid the hassle of selling their cars by donating them to charity. It is a stress-free way to dispose of a car, truck, boat, or RV and get a tax write off at the same time. We use Vehicle Donation to Any Charity, or V-DAC, a third party company that specializes in these transactions. Their donation program accepts trucks, boats, or RVs in addition to cars.

A charity like OAR doesn’t succeed on its own. We rely on people’s generosity, time, and assistance to help fund research studies, produce and distribute our Life Journey through Autism guides and “Autism in the Schoolhouse” resources, support conferences throughout the country, and more. If you would like to help, here are some ideas:

  • Make a donation.
  • Volunteer. OAR always has a need for people with time, talent, and muscle.
  • RUN FOR AUTISM. You don’t have to run a marathon! You can walk, do a fun run, or complete a triathlon. It’s not about the distance.
  • Pick a favorite runner. Support the RUN FOR AUTISM by raising money in support of a runner. Find an autism Mom or Dad, someone from your state, active duty service men and women, and more. View runners list.
  • Other athletic pursuits. You can swim, bike, hike, or do something else to raise awareness and funds. If running isn’t your thing, do something you like! OAR has fundraising tools that will work for you.
  • Host your own event. Have a “party with a purpose” where guests make donations in lieu of gifts. This can work for virtually any occasion.

Come up with your own idea, and contact OAR.