Raffle Donations

$100 Streetcar Gift Card

Located in Hyattsville, Maryland, Streetcar 82 Brewing Co. is a Deaf-owned brewery that hopes to bring their whole community together to enjoy good beer. Founders Jon Cetrano, Mark Burke, and Sam Costner have created a safe space for the Deaf and hearing community to come together and practice ASL in a real-world setting without emphasis on how each patron is different.

Candle Gift Set

ScentsAbility Candles is a nonprofit organization that provides work opportunities for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Co-founders Bonnie Schmidt and Denise Anderson both have daughters with intellectual and developmental disabilities who inspired them to build ScentsAbility to reduce the risks of poverty, obesity, and depression that are prevalent in the lives of people with disabilities.

$50 Aspire Accessories Gift Card

Aspire Accessories employs individuals with autism and similar needs. In 2011, founder Denise Hazen and her son who has autism started Aspire Accessories with a single product. Today, business flourishes and Denise’s main goal is to create positive opportunities for as many young adults as possible.

Blissful Seeds Candle & Soap

Founded by Rita Saliba, Blissful Seeds is a nonprofit organization dedicated to creating an environment where young people with autism have meaningful job opportunities that allow them to actively participate in their communities.

Autism Gift Box of Chocolates

The Chocolate Spectrum provides apprenticeship opportunities for adults with developmental disabilities. To create a purposeful experience, The Chocolate Spectrum trains and employs people with developmental disabilities.

Finley’s Dog Treats

Helps community members with disabilities gain skills, confidence, and independence through paid work experiences that empower by teaching critical thinking, social, and vocational skills. “Together with Finley’s, our retailers and customers are making people of all abilities a priority in their community by spreading positivity and kindness through our products.”

I Will Die On This Hill – Autistic Adults, Autism Parents, and the Children Who Deserve a Better World

Written by Jules Edwards and Meghan Ashburn, I Will Die On This Hill unites the perspectives of being a parent with autism and a mother of children with autism. The book encourages these communities to work together towards achieving their common goals through a candid reflection on the authors’ experience of how they messed up, what they did right, and everything they’ve learned in between. The books were gifted to AUCD from the Institute on Community Integration at the University of Minnesota.

Microsoft Adaptive Kits, Keychains & T-shirts

Microsoft’s disability team works to maintain accessibility across all of Microsoft’s apps and products. They have a library of accessibility tools to explore that touch on vision, hearing, neurodiversity, learning, mobility, and mental health. Microsoft also provides information on how allies can make their materials as accessible as possible for people with disabilities.