ASCV Holiday Giving Tree

Update: We are no longer accepting applications.  We closed our application site at noon on December 18, 2020.  We have started processing applications and will be in touch with applicants as soon as possible!

Our Holiday Giving Tree Program, in partnership with the Virginia Autism Project, was created to provide an element of joy to brighten the holiday season for local individuals with autism and their families.

Our Holiday Giving Tree program will provide gift cards of up to $100 for holiday gifts and meals to members of our local autism community who are facing economic hardship.

Recipients can choose from a Wal-Mart e-gift card, a Food Lion e-gift card, or a Publix gift card (mailed).

We are proud to be here as a support and resource for our local autism community during the holiday season and all year long!

Eligibility

Adults with autism and parent(s)/legal guardians who are the primary caregiver of an individual with autism are eligible to apply for this program.

  • A certain allotment of funds will be given to families within ASCV’s service territory*, but the Virginia Autism Project’s support has allowed us to expand the program to support families who reside across the state.
  • Applicants must reside in Virginia.
  • Partial grants could be awarded.
  • An application can be submitted for each individual on the spectrum within a household.
  • The number of applications awarded will be based on the number received and the amount of funds available.

*ASCV Service Territory: Counties of Chesterfield, Hanover, Henrico, Amelia, Dinwiddie, Goochland, King William, Louisa, New Kent, Powhatan, Prince George; and the cities of Richmond, Colonial Heights, Hopewell, and Petersburg.

Make a gift to the Holiday Giving Fund

You can help us fill this urgent need by making a gift to the ASCV today.
To restrict your funds to only be used for the Holiday Giving Tree program, please include a note with your donation.

If you would like to make an in-kind donation, you can email e-gift cards from:
Publix, Kroger, Wal-Mart, Food Lion, or Amazon 
to the ASCV at [email protected]

All donations are tax deductible.  Under the new CARES Act, charitable donations up to $300 will be an “above the line” tax deduction on 2020 tax returns. “Above the line” means that you do NOT need to itemize to take this deduction on your 2020 taxes.  Our EIN is 46-1250829.

Applicants for funding through this program may be receiving other federal, state or local benefits and services. Because financial eligibility for programs varies greatly, funding paid directly to the individual or to a representative on the individual’s behalf may be counted as “unearned income” and could impact program eligibility. It is up to the individual to confirm this with any other program through which they may be receiving support.