CAN you help?
2019-04-05 – 2:31 pm
Thank you for the incredible ongoing support! As new followers continue to share the video, we want to address some frequently asked questions.
Q: Why is Canucks Autism Network not donating money?
The purpose of the campaign is not for Canucks Autism Network (CAN) to donate $1 per video share. As a registered charity, CAN is the recipient of donations resulting from the #CANDidYouKnow campaign.
In order to maintain the Surrey Fire Fighters Charitable Society (SCCFS)‘s funding commitments to many other deserving charities, together, we decided to cap their incredibly generous support at $1 for the first 5,000 shares. Since then, four additional organizations have stepped out to match (listed below), bringing the total funds raised to $25,000!
This is a phenomenal contribution to Canucks Autism Network programs, training and awareness initiatives that will have a long-lasting impact across BC. We cannot be more thankful to all who have shared and to all five supporting organizations who have stepped up to donate.
Q: Why are people still re-sharing this to their account?
The goal of this video campaign continues to be for autism awareness and acceptance. Because of you, the video has exceeded expectations. The Surrey Fire Fighters Charitable Society (SCCFS) is also a non-profit organization that makes charitable donations to other organizations in the community, SCCFS have been able to commit $5,000 to Canucks Autism Network and we are very grateful for their support. As a result, additional organizations have stepped up to match their initial donations and have now brought the total funds raised to $25,000.
Q: If I re-share to this my account, will be $1 be donated?
$1 has been donated for the first 25,000 shares across social media channels. Because we have capped the donations, any shares beyond 25,000 will no longer receive a $1 donation. In order for more dollars to count per share, we would require additional donor support. If you would like to help, please contact: [email protected]
Although your share of our video may not result in a $1 donation, the invaluable awareness and acceptance of autism that this video is generating is incredibly invaluable.
Q: I don’t know how to share this video. Can I donate to Canucks Autism Network and/or Surrey Fire Fighters Charitable Society instead?
2019-04-04 – 4:21 pm
$25,000. Canucks for Kids Fund have officially come onboard to contribute to the #CANDidYouKnow campaign. Thank you!
2019-04-04 – 4:16 pm
Incredible. Our friends at BMO have also donated $5,000, bringing the total of this autism awareness & acceptance campaign to $20,000!
2019-04-04 – 3:17 pm
We are thrilled to announce that Aquilini Development has stepped up to contribute an additional $5,000 to our “Did You Know” campaign! Together with SFFCS and YVR, the total funds raised through supporters sharing our autism awareness and acceptance video is now $15,000!
2019-04-04 – 9:21 am
We are overwhelmed by the support and reach of the campaign and are beyond thrilled with the awareness that has resulted from it.
To maintain the ongoing funding commitments of one of our key partners, we have decided to cap the Surrey Fire Fighters Charitable Society (SFFCS) donation at $5,000.
We are thrilled to announce that Vancouver International Airport (YVR) has stepped up to match the $5,000 and support the campaign. Thank you to YVR for being an incredible supporter and partner!
We welcome any other businesses or partners who want to step up and match the funds to support the continued reach of this campaign. Until then, we are immensely grateful to all those who continue to share (despite the funding cap) for the sake of awareness.
We created this video with the hope of raising autism awareness and acceptance, as well as vital funding for our programs, training and awareness initiatives across BC. We could never have anticipated the outpouring of support that we have received since posting across our social media channels on April 2nd.
On behalf of the over 4,700 individuals with autism that have benefited from our programs, THANK YOU for your support! We hope that this video will help create a future where every individual with autism is understood, accepted and supported in all community spaces.
Please email [email protected] if you have any questions or would like to donate to support the cause.
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For every RT during #AutismAwarenessMonth, @SFFCharitable will donate $1 to Canucks Autism Network! Together, let’s build a future where every individual w/#autism is understood, accepted & supported. pic.twitter.com/m8kA6oYfCO
— Canucks Autism Network (@canucksautism) April 2, 2019