COMPASS DELIVERS INAUGURAL AUTISM AWARENESS CAMPAIGN
This April, Compass delivered its first ever Autism Awareness Campaign, designed to “Shine A Light” on Autism Spectrum Disorders and to raise funds in support of Compass programs and services that support local people with ASD.
This campaign was powered by local electricity provider, LPE, and included a range of events and activations across April to raise awareness of ASD, drive acceptance and understanding, and to raise funds.
Compass has a range of programs that have been developed to support children and young adults on the spectrum and are proud to work every day to ensure that the community is inclusive for all abilities and also is a place where opportunity is available.
Compass beyond grateful to sponsors LPE, who are leaders in their field and an exemplary organisation supporting local organisations and providing local jobs. Compass also partnered with 92.7 MIX FM and Todd & Sami, My Weekly Preview, Sunshine Coast News, Sunshine Valley Gazette, White’s IGA and Cérge.
Over the course of April, Compass:
- Hosted over 160 local businessmen and women at the Compass Institute Race Night on 1st April, which on its own, raised over $11,000 towards the Compass Assistance Dogs (CAD) program. The CAD Program trains and gifts puppies to support local children with ASD and has proven time and again to be an incredibly successful early intervention program that can completely change the trajectory of a child’s life and that of their family.
- Ran a very successful Corporate Workshop to business leaders from across multiple leading organisations on the Coast on “Understanding Autism and How It Can Make You A Better Leader”
- Received full sponsorship of a Compass Assistance Dog from campaign partners LPE to the value of $30,000
- Raised over $37,000 from our 10-day on-air appeal with Todd and Sammi on MIX FM, which will go towards ASD-specific resources and programs across Compass Campuses
- Delivered many informative and interactive training sessions for staff across Compass Campuses to ensure internal up-skilling and continued high quality service provision in this space
- Welcomed over 100 people to the Coast’s first ever Silent Disco, which was a HUGE hit and also introduced us to many new faces from the disability community who had an incredible time at what was a very fun and all-inclusive night
In total, Compass raised over $77,000 directly as a result of our April Campaign, shared multiple powerful real-life stories with the community and welcomed many new partners on board.
This will be the first of many Compass Autism Awareness Campaigns and we look forward to continuing to build on our mission to raise awareness, understanding and funds in support of local people with ASD.
For more information, visit our Campaign website at www.lightitupblue.org.au