Autism Society celebrating ‘Giving Tuesday’


From staff reports

The Autism Society of South Carolina (SCAS) will kick off the giving season by inspiring people to connect through dance while raising funds to promote Autism awareness. Giving Tuesday is a global generosity movement, unleashing the power of generosity by encouraging millions of people to give, collaborate and celebrate kindness.

This year’s Giving Tuesday will be observed on Tuesday, Nov. 29; however, donations and sponsorships are welcomed throughout the year.

Autism Society of South Carolina is a statewide non-profit organization that provides services necessary for persons affected by autism spectrum disorder. Donations are used to provide emergency shelter or residential placement, summer camp sponsorships, training for families and/or caregivers, family care packets, outreach services and so much more. SCAS also strongly advocates with state and federal governments to pass legislation for the autism community.

“Our organization is committed to educating, motivating, and inspiring those seeking connections and resources,” Executive Director Shawn Keith said in a release. “We thrive on equipping those affected by Autism with knowledge and support to maximize their quality of life.”

This event is open to anyone and encourages interested persons to submit a video through email or participate in person at the local office. It will be live streamed via Facebook on Nov. 29, between noon and 6 p.m.

At the top of each hour, donors will be acknowledged, and a celebration of dance will be showcased to viewers. Performers must adhere to participation requirements posted on Facebook and the company’s website at www.scautism.org. Donations can be made on our website, via cash app ($scautismsociety), dropped off or mailed to 806 12th Street, West Columbia, SC 29169. You may also contact the office directly for more information at 803-403-1908.

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