Help autistic people without it costing you a penny
Families living with autism across the UK rely on people like you to help fund services like the Autism Helpline, a place to turn to when they just can’t cope any more. Last year alone, the Autism Helpline received 82,000 enquiries. With your help we can be there the next time someone calls.
You can help autistic people in the UK, today, for free. All the ways you can get involved here cost you nothing and are really easy. There are so many ways you can help us achieve a world where all autistic people live the life they choose.
You can show you care by:
Fundraising and donating
If you are fundraising or just want to make a one-off donation, find out how to raise money or donate.
Are you buying birthday presents, a new e-reader or stationery for the new school term? Your shopping could make a difference – if you choose any of the 2,000 well known retailers listed on easyfundraising.org.uk (including John Lewis, B & Q, Argos, Expedia, Carphone Warehouse, Ticketmaster and Aviva Insurance). And a further perk - the site also offers regular money off vouchers codes and deals, so sign up for a chance to grab a bargain!
Bookmark this link! Use it every time you shop online – in that way you will be donating around 2.5% of your purchase to The National Autistic Society at no extra cost to you. This one of our favourites already!Amazon
Are you buying National Autistic Society recommended books about autism? Then please go through our shop. Following this link means Amazon donate up to 5% of your purchase to us.
Shopping for music downloads, a new mp3 player or anything else the wonderful world of Amazon has to offer? Then please use our special Amazon link – to give us a portion of your purchase.
Each time you shop, or even search online through Savoo, you could raise money for The National Autistic Society. Savoo will donate 1p for each search you make, and will also make a donation when you use one of their voucher codes. Please visit their website to support us through Savoo as you search and shop.
Are you looking a beautiful bunch of flowers for a gift or special occasion? If so, head to Blossoming Gifts where you will find a wonderful range of bouquets. Here, you can buy your floral gifts for a discount price whilst also raising money for The National Autistic Society. Use the discount code NAS20 to get 20% off any bouquet of £12 or more – and our charity will receive a 10% donation!
Do you have an old or broken mobile phone handset sitting in a drawer? Recycle4charity is an environmental champion – to date, it has kept nearly 200,000 kg from landfill. They collect mobile phones, inkjet, LaserJet and toner cartridges. We will receive up to £70 for mobile phones and £1 for every cartridge donated. So please to do your bit for the environment – and to help autistic people and their families.
Why not order a collection box for your office or ask your child’s school to have one delivered? (link to collection box page)
Recycling your old car
Do you have an old car you would like to scrap? The National Autistic Society works with two schemes that collect vehicles for free, recycle them, and turn them into a donation for us.
Giveacar specialises in donating unwanted and scrap cars, including caravans and trailers, to charities like us. You can donate either half or the whole amount of the sale to us – either option will mean so much.
To arrange a collection, visit their website or call 020 0011 1664, quoting The National Autistic Society as your preferred charity.
Charity Car is the big-hearted scheme from the UK's largest car recycling network. Charity Car will recycle your car in line with the latest environmental regulations and complete the necessary DVLA paperwork, reeing you of any responsibility. The best bit is that we will receive 100% of the market value of your scrap car.
To donate your old car, visit Charity Car's website or call 0844 669 6889.
Declutter and clean up at home
Clear your cupboards, declutter your home and make an amazing difference to the lives of people with autism while you’re at it. Why not gather up any unwanted items and sell them at a car boot sale (or in your front garden!) to raise vital funds for us. Use our simple step by step guide to host your perfect sale to host your perfect sale
Sell unwanted items on eBay
If you want to reach a larger audience for your goods why not do it virtually, on eBay. You can choose how much of the sale you wish to donate to us – it can be anything from 10% to 100%, as long as the donation is a minimum of £2. As an added bonus to you, eBay will reduce your listing fee and final value fee equal to the percentage you donate to The National Autistic Society. Visit www.ebay.co.uk to get started.
Gift aid can increase your gift by an extra 25% at no extra cost to you. Are you a UK taxpayer? Then please sign a Gift Aid declaration. It is so easy and doesn’t cost you anything. By signing up to the Gift Aid scheme you could enable us to reclaim the tax on donations made during the past four years, making every £1 worth an extra 25%. Download our form today.
A gift in your will costs nothing during your lifetime and any amount you choose to give will help to improve autistic people's lives. Your choice will help shape their future.