Sponsors, Donors, Vendors, and Volunteers

The Autism Society of Greater New Orleans, an affiliate of the national Autism Society, invites you to become participate in our 16th Annual Autism Awareness Festival which will be held on Saturday, April 4, 2020 at First Baptist New Orleans, 5290 Canal Blvd., New Orleans, LA 70124. The Festival is the biggest annual fundraiser and outreach event that we host to raise funds that we use to offer services to help empower, educate and support individuals affected by autism in the Greater New Orleans area. This event is a success year after year because of the support from people just like you! There are so many ways you can be involved and help us put on this wonderful event! Please use the form below to let us know how you would like to be involved. We are seeking Sponsors, Donations of food, silent auction items, and anything else that you think may be helpful, Vendors and Agencies to host tables at the fest, and Volunteers to help everything run smoothly!  Information about each way to participate is listed below the form button on this page, and inside the form itself.

Each year, 1 in 59 children are diagnosed with Autism. The Autism Society of Greater New Orleans holds an annual Festival not only to help raise awareness about Autism, but as our main fundraiser. Funds raised by the ASGNO are spent in the greater New Orleans area specifically to help children and adults with Autism and their families. For instance, each year we offer our mini-grant program to families and teachers to purchase materials and resources they need to support their child or student with Autism. We are always seeking to grow and improve the services we offer to the community, for example our new programs in 2019 included a social skills group for adults with autism, our first annual Sensory Sensitive Halloween Party, and a Sensory Sensitive Breakfast with Santa! Additionally, last year we provided information and referral to over 3,300 families and professionals who contact us for support, subscribe to our Email list, use our local resource directory, and visit our Facebook page and website.

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Sponsorship Levels

SPONSORSHIP DEADLINE IS MARCH 19, 2020. Sponsors will be accepted after this date, however your name will not be able to be placed on the backs of the T-Shirts and may not be able to be on the Sponsor Board(s) at the Festival.

If you are interested in being a Sponsor for the Festival, please fill out the form linked above. You will also be able to upload an image of your logo, and select when and how you wish to pay your sponsorship fee.

  • All sponsor levels include the following:
  • Your business name on our Festival T-shirt
  • Your business name on the Sponsor Board at the Festival
  • Your business logo on our web-site identifying your sponsor level
  • A Sponsor Spotlight across our social media and e-mail lists (one sponsor will be highlighted each week)

As you can see below, Sponsorship Levels are quite affordable and are tax deductible as we are a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.

  • Diamond: $5,000 (Additional Perk: Advertisement in monthly newsletter for 1 year & sponsor banner on the DJ table at the Festival.)
  • Platinum: $2,000 (Additional Perk: Advertisement in monthly newsletter for 6 months & sponsor banner on either a food or and activity table at the Festival.)
  • Gold: $1,000 (Additional Perk: Advertisement in our monthly newsletter for 3 months, and a small sign at the Festival)
  • Silver: $500 (Additional Perk: Advertisement in Fest Edition of our monthly newsletter)
  • Bronze: $250

Part of the success of our Festival is from donations of goods from businesses just like you! If you would like to arrange an in-kind donation in exchange for a sponsorship, please contact Alicia at eventcoordinator@asgno.org.

Donations

We are always looking for donations of food, drinks, paper goods, advertisement and promotional consideration, silent auction items, and more!

Part of the success of our Festival is from donations of goods from businesses just like you! If you would like to arrange an in-kind donation in exchange for a sponsorship, please contact Alicia at eventcoordinator@asgno.org.

Vendor/Agency Tables

Application Deadline: March 30, 2019 or while spots remain 
All spots and resources (tables, chairs, etc) are filled on a first come, first served basis.

We are seeking vendors and agencies to participate in our event. Indoor spaces are in limited supply and will be filled, by request only, on a first come – first served basis. Please indicate on the application linked above that you would prefer an inside space and we will do our best to accommodate.

Non-profit organizations are welcome to present at the festival free of charge. Please provide proof of your non-profit status. For profit organizations will be charged $25 for a space. If you are selling items at the Festival, we ask that 25% of your sales be donated back to the ASGNO.

We do try our best to not have duplicate vendors selling the same or similar items. Further instructions will be sent to you within three business days of your submission if your application has been accepted. If you have any further questions, please contact us at info@asgno.org.

Volunteer

Our volunteers are what make our Festival possible! Individuals and groups are welcome to come help us out the night before as we set up, the morning of, during the Festival, and afterwards.

Please indicate the times you are available in the form linked above as well as if you have volunteered at the festival in the past and what positions you have held.  Volunteer positions include:

  • Registration
  • Food Servers
  • Silent Auction Monitors
  • Parking Attendants
  • Bounce House Monitors
  • Autism Store Workers
  • Game Facilitators
  • Friday Night Set Up
  • Floats

Position choices will be honored as best with can with preference given to high-priority volunteer positions and to volunteers who have completed the jobs in the past. We require volunteers to be at least 16 years old and to not require supervision to complete tasks. We at ASGNO strive to offer equal opportunities to all our volunteers and are ready and happy to make reasonable accommodations as needed for individuals to volunteer. If you have any questions about volunteering, please email our Administrative Manager Claire Tibbetts at info@asgno.org

Contact Us
Autism Society of Greater New Orleans (ASGNO)
P.O. Box 7028
Metairie, LA 70010

(504) 464-5733

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