Car Raffle to Benefit BC Autism Community

VANCOUVER, BC, July 27, 2021 — The 4th Annual AutismBC Raffle gives British Columbians a chance to purchase tickets to win a brand-new 2022 SUV with proceeds supporting AutismBC. The provincial charity’s annual fundraiser raises important funds for programs and services that support autistic children and adults, families, and professionals across the province.

“My family has benefitted from the many resources from AutismBC.,” said a mom in an AutismBC parent survey. “In the world that my children live where compassion and understanding are not always present, I know that being a member of AutismBC has helped give my family many opportunities that I would not have known about.”

Applewood Auto Group has stepped up once again this year as the raffle presenter with a 2022 Mitsubishi Outlander 7 passenger AWD SUV as the grand prize to one lucky winner. Other prizes in the raffle include a Thunder 20-inch E-Bike donated by Richmond E-Bikes, a Nintendo Switch game unit courtesy of London Drugs, plus an early bird prize of an iPad. There will also be a 50/50 draw for a cash prize. Other sponsors supporting the raffle include Vancouver’s Pawlik Automotive, Orbital Learning, and Prospera Credit Union, as well as Quality Foods of Vancouver Island.

AutismBC says the raffle is a critical component of their fundraising for the year as they begin their COVID-19 recovery transition.

 “Close to 7,000 people in the autism community depended on AutismBC last year for support,” says Julia Boyle, Executive Director of AutismBC. “This raffle raises the essential funds we need to continue to run our programs for children, adults, families and professionals throughout the province. We are so grateful to sponsors, prize donors, and to everyone who purchases a ticket. We couldn’t deliver our services without their support.”

According to AutismBC, today in British Columbia, 1 in 40 children has an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) diagnosis and there are approximately 60,000 children, youth, and adults on the spectrum. AutismBC has been supporting people on the autism spectrum and their families since 1975 with information, workshops, social clubs, and one-on-one support from regional resource teams with lived experience in autism. Last year they saw their greatest number of requests for services.

Tickets for the 2021 AutismBC Raffle presented by Applewood Auto Group start at $10 for the 50/50 and at $20 for the main raffle. Bundle savings are available. Deadline is midnight September 30th.  You must be 19 years and over, and in BC to enter and win.


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