Spring Lake Gift Auction raises $17,000

May 16, 2019

Kelly family and Brynn with check

The 9th Annual Autism Awareness Spring Lake Gift Auction, held April 12 at Spring Lake Manor in Spring Lake, NJ, raised more than $17,000 for Autism New Jersey, helping fulfill our commitment to ensuring safe and fulfilling lives for individuals with autism.

The event, hosted by Autism New Jersey board member Jackie Kelly and her husband, Anthony Kelly, is held in honor of their daughter Kathleen, who is on the autism spectrum. More than 300 people typically attend the auction, which features more than 50 prizes that include vacation packages and restaurant gift cards. The auction has raised $203,000 since its inception in 2011.

“We plan our Annual Autism Awareness Gift Auction every year to raise funds, awareness, and acceptance for the autism community. In addition, we want to support Autism New Jersey, express how amazing this organization is, and thank them for all the support they continue to give the autism community and their families,” said Jackie Kelly.

The 10th Annual Autism Awareness Gift Auction is scheduled for May 1, 2020.