Great Lakes Collaborative for Autism

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Great Lakes Collaborative for Autism Fundraising Events

We have several FUNdraising events throughout the year that we would love for you to be a part of! Each one is fun, different, and changes the lives of those within our community!

Hawaii Raffle

Hawaii Raffle tickets will be on sale beginning June 1st. Drawing will be held at The Party IS! You do not need to be present to win! Hawaii vacation includes a one week stay in a 1 BR/ 2 bath deluxe garden view condominium at Poipu Kai Resort on Kauai plus $1000 towards airfare. 100% of proceeds benefit programs and services offered to families and individuals affected by autism. Learn more here about this chance to win your Hawaii vacation.

Be a Hero For Autism!

Each year, The Great Lakes Collaborative for Autism (GLCA) presents a community wide awareness building and fund-raising campaign , Originally created as Give Autism the Boot! (GATB), this year we are changing the name to Be a Hero for Autism! to promote an encouraging event that demonstrates our commitment to growing opportunities, lives, and the future! Volunteer sign up sheets and collection locations will be posted soon!

The Party IS

Join us for an evening of fun and support the Great Lakes Collaborative for Autism and celebrate all we have done together to Change the Future! Friday, August 9th at Stone Oak Country Club. More information here!

Create or Host Your Own Fundraiser

You can help us grow the opportunities, lives, and future for all touched by autism by creating or hosting your own fundraiser! Use our online fundraising site to design your own fundraising page and dedicate your next run, party, birthday or other fundraising effort to the Great Lakes Collaborative for Autism!

Shop to Make a Difference

Like to shop?! Designate the Great Lakes Collaborative for Autism at any of these great on-line merchants below and your purchases will make an impact right in our community! It’s easy, free, and a great way to change lives!

Shop on Amazon!

When you shop at AmazonSmile, will donate to the Great Lakes collaborative for Autism. AmazonSmile is the same Amazon you know – same products, same prices, same Amazon Prime benefits! The only difference is we receive a donation through your purchase!
Start shopping here.

Sign up for an iGive Account!

iGive is a free service where shopping at the 1400+ stores, means a donation to GLCA! Create a free iGive account here and choose Great Lakes Collaborative for Autism as your cause and start shopping for good!

Shop at Kroger!

It’s easy! Visit and designate the GLCA (organization #91839) as your community rewards organization. Each time you shop, you raise funds for the GLCA!

Glass City Marathon

Each year we partner with the Glass City Marathon to raise funds that fuel growth in opportunities, programs, and services in our area. The 2019 marathon will be on Sunday, April 28th at 7 AM on the University of Toledo Campus. The 2019 5K will be on Saturday, April 27th and 9 AM. Saturday’s 5K will be immediately followed by the Findley Davies Kids Runs, starting on the track near Savage Arena. There is an event for everyone!

You can register here for a 5K, a relay, half-marathon, or full marathon and then set up your own fundraising page here! Not a runner? You can Volunteer here!!!


Suzanne Tyner Scholarship Breakfast

The mission of Great Lakes Collaborative for Autism (GLCA) is to grow the opportunities, future, and lives for all individuals affected by autism.  Bob and Suzy Tyner founded GLCA in 2004 to assist local individuals and families touched by autism, and to provide better access to programs and services.

In its first year, the Suzanne Tyner Autism Scholarship provided $17,068.95 toward therapy services, educational support, camps, equipment and to programs that support the development of a loved one on the autism spectrum.  Wanting the best opportunities for the growth and development of a loved one with an autism spectrum diagnosis, then looking at the cost of providing it, most families are overwhelmed.  The financial needs are so great, and we understand we cannot fully support most needs at 100%, but the scholarships awarded provide much needed financial relief.  To continue providing this direct support, we invite you to have breakfast with us.   Hear from those who have received the gift of financial support and the impact it made on the growth and development of their loved one.  Join us, as we invest in individuals with autism and their families.

Tickets available here!!