Support Spectrum

Anytime Gifts

Gifts are welcome at any time and in any amount and will make a difference for individuals and families impacted by autism Spectrum serves.

Tribute & Memorial Gifts

A tribute gift is a thoughtful way to celebrate or honor someone recognizing a milestone or special occasion. Memorial gifts are an opportunity to acknowledge the passing of someone who you want to honor the memory of and be a part of their legacy. You can make a gift in honor or memory of someone by filling out the attached form and mailing in a check or by noting in the memo section when donating online.  (link here for donation) This may be repetitive but might make it easier for folks who are donating.

To direct memorial gifts in honor of a loved one, please instruct family and friends to make checks payable to Spectrum Autism Support Group and include the loved one’s name in the memo line. Here is sample language that can be used for memorial gifts in an obituary: “In lieu of flowers, the family requests that contributions be made to Spectrum Autism Support Group, PO Box 3132, Suwanee, GA 30024, or online at”

Gift acknowledgements are sent to both the donor and to the person or family the donor specifies. Contact if you would like an obituary and special donation link set up on the website to honor the individual and make giving easier.

Deirdre Wheeler - September 14, 1972 - January 6, 2024

Deirdre-WheelerDeirdre Galvin Wheeler, beloved wife, mother, daughter, sister, and friend, passed unexpectedly in her home on January 6. She was one of our amazing volunteers who faithfully volunteered on a weekly basis at the Spectrum Autism Support Center. Your memorial gift will make a difference for individuals and families impacted by autism. In lieu of flowers, Deirdre’s family requests donations in her honor to Prospect Christian Preschool or to Spectrum Autism.
Read her obituary here:

Capital Campaign

After over 24 years of serving the Gwinnett County community, on May 17, 2022, Spectrum put in an offer for a property in Duluth and is now in the works to secure a loan and to possibly own its very first building! This year, we are embarking on our first Capital Campaign with a goal of raising $1,500,000.

Click here for more information about how you can contribute toward Spectrum's Capital Campaign.

Monthly Giving

Monthly giving provides Spectrum Autism Support Group with a steady stream of support that allows us to both plan for the future and expand supports and programming offered. Simply select the “Make this a monthly donation” option on the online donation form via the Donate button above to make your gift on a monthly basis.

Matching Gifts

Matching gifts can allow you to double or even triple the impact of your gift to Spectrum Autism Support Group. Contact your employer’s Human Resources department to see if they have a matching gift program and to secure the proper paperwork. You will need to include Spectrum’s tax identification number (58-2458533).

Legacy Giving

You can leave a legacy with planned giving by supporting Spectrum Autism Support Group that does not affect your current lifestyle or your family’s financial security. When you participate in the Spectrum Star Legacy Circle by either creating an endowed fund, leaving a gift to Spectrum Autism Support Group in your will, naming Spectrum Autism Support Group as a beneficiary of an IRA or life insurance policy, making a gift through a charitable gift annuity or remainder trust, or donating property, you can leave a lasting legacy to help support Spectrum for years to come.

Learn more about Spectrum Star Legacy Circle

Corporate or Family Sponsorship Opportunities

Contact Claire Dees to find out about events to sponsor, how to sponsor campers and other opportunities for a customized sponsorship opportunity.

Four Sponsorship Levels. Benefits may include:

  • Promotion in Spectrum monthly e-news
  • Company logo on Race Website and Race Shirts
  • Company logo on Spectrum Website
  • Social Media Promotion
  • Sponsorship Plaque
  • FREE Race Registrations
  • Logo on event banners

Georgia Race for Autism is scheduled for October 7, 2023 at the Gwinnett Fairgrounds in Lawrenceville, GA.

Four Sponsorship Levels. Benefits may include:

  • Listing on Spectrum website as supporter/sponsor
  • Social media shout outs
  • Sponsor logo on program
  • Sponsor recognition on signage at entrance of event
  • Free Invitations to the event, depending on level
  • Opportunity to provide giveaways

StarShine Gala is scheduled for or November 11, 2023, celebrating inclusion in employment in our community.

Sponsorship Opportunities:

Event Sponsors $1500 each

  • 2 Minute Speech at event (if desired)
  • Logo listed on Spectrum website as supporter/sponsor for 1 year
  • Shout out of thanks and logo on Social Media
  • Newsletter recognition
  • Shout outs of thanks at the event
  • Sponsor logo on invitation fliers
  • Sponsor recognition on signage at entrance of event
  • Tickets for event (4 tickets included – value $40 each)
  • Opportunities to provide giveaways as a part of event favors

Event will be held July 29, 2023 at the new Spectrum Autism Support Center, Duluth, GA

To Give by Mail

Please mail your check, payable to “Spectrum Autism Support Group”, and mail to:

Spectrum Autism Support Group
PO Box 3132
Suwanee, GA 30024

Family Event or Monthly Meeting Sponsorship $500

Family event and monthly meeting sponsors receive an exclusive table spot, website and social media promo. Family events are offered throughout the year with attendance over 250 for egg hunt, pool party, fishing day, a Day on the Farm and more. Mom's Day Out and Back to School luncheon host up to 50 parents. Sponsor fee covers the cost of food for these family events. Monthly Meetings have attendance of 60-80 parents per month.

A speaking opportunity is included and sponsorship helps offset a portion of the cost of meeting - childcare, snacks, facility rental.

Monthly meetings are held the first Thursday of each month at the First Baptist Church of Duluth, 2908 Duluth Hwy, Duluth, GA 30096 6:30-8 pm. During COVID meetings are being held virtually and sponsorships still available.

Contact for current opportunities and to confirm a date.

While You Shop

You can support Spectrum through your company's United Way campaign. All you have to do is write Spectrum Autism Support Group on the optional designated contribution section and fill in Spectrum's address: PO Box 3132, Suwanee, GA 30024. Make a copy of the completed form for your records and submit it to your company's United Way representative.  If your company has provided you with a Digital United Way link, look for the link that says "local area partner" (or similar language) which will bring up a search box. You can then search for Spectrum and choose us that way.

United Way Pledge Form

KrogerYou can help support Spectrum just by doing your everyday grocery shopping through the Kroger Community Rewards Program!

To start earning money for Spectrum, all you have to do is link your Kroger Rewards card to Spectrum - it's that easy!

Kroger rewards program

*Note that you need to renew your rewards program every August to continue donations to your designated charity.

Spectrum Wish List

If you would like to donate items as an individual or group we could use:

  • Scissors for children (non-plastic)
  • Glue sticks or Elmer's type glue
  • Craft supplies
  • Crayons, markers
  • Reams of copy paper
  • Playdough
  • Water colors
  • Paint brushes
  • Glitter
  • Shape cutters
  • Construction paper
  • Bubbles
  • Puzzles
  • Bean bag chairs (Big Joe in any color)
  • Bean bag refills
  • Bean bags
  • Puzzles
  • Dolls
  • Games
  • Lego - any sizes
  • Matchbox cars
  • Little characters like happy meal, animals, cars, super heroes
  • Family size blow up pools
  • Mini trampolines
  • Kick balls
  • Water and individually wrapped snacks for campers & staff (70/week)
  • Water and individually wrapped snacks for 50 for our monthly support group meetings
  • Gift cards (VISA, Mastercard, Sam's Club, Walmart, Costco, Dollar Tree, Amazon)
  • Storage tubs and bins (all sizes)
  • Toilet paper, paper towels
  • Copy paper (8.5 x 11)

We have recently learned about ways Capital One Shopping can help you find savings on donated items! This free tool compares prices among various retailers to ensure that you are getting the best deal possible. Check it out while supporting Spectrum and individuals and families impacted by autism.

Contact for more info! Thank you!

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