Great Wolf Lodge is doing something spectacular for World Autism Month this April. Here is how to help during World Autism Month with Great Wolf Lodge.
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April is World Autism Month, and Great Wolf Lodge is teaming up with Autism Speaks by pledging to “go blue”. In support of a more inclusive world for people with autism and their families through a month-long Blue Wolf Ears fundraising campaign. Throughout April, @greatwolflodge will offer a blue version of the signature wolf ears, available to guests for a minimum $5 donation to Autism Speaks. A limited-edition collection of 10,000 blue wolf ears were made for this event and will be available for purchase at all 16 of the company’s U.S.-based resorts. All proceeds from the Blue Wolf Ears campaign go directly to Autism Speaks, with a goal of raising $50,000 to support its mission of enhancing lives across the spectrum at every stage of life. Great Wolf Lodge is also launching a social media campaign in conjunction with the Blue Wolf Ears effort. The company encourages guests to post a photo on social media of themselves or a family member wearing their blue wolf ears, using #GreatWolfCares. For each post using this special hashtag, Great Wolf Lodge will make an additional $5 donation to Autism Speaks, up to $20,000. Let’s join Great Wolf Lodge in this awesome mission! #greatwolflodge #autismspeaks #autismawareness #autismawarenessmonth #aprilisautismawarenessmonth #autismacceptance #goblue #goblueforautism #travelwithkids #takethekids #autismlove #autismcommunity #greatwolflodgekids #greatwolflodge2019 #worldautismawarenessday #worldautismmonth
Donate at Great Wolf Lodge
If you are heading to Great Wolf Lodge this April, start by picking up an adorable pair of wolf ears made just for this cause. Throughout April, Great Wolf Lodge will offer a blue version of the brand’s signature wolf ears, available to guests for a minimum $5 donation to Autism Speaks. These are a limited-edition collection of 10,000 blue wolf ears that were made for this event and will be available for purchase at all 16 of the company’s U.S.-based resorts.
This is a very easy and fun way to help toward this cause. Great Wolf Lodge has a goal of raising $50,000 to support its mission of enhancing lives across the spectrum at every stage of life. Last year alone, the non-profit aided more than 1 million people through Autism Speaks-funded programs and resources.
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Social Media Campaign
Once you have purchased your ears, get ready to have some photo-op fun around the lodge. Great Wolf Lodge is launching a social media campaign in conjunction with the Blue Wolf Ears effort. Take a photo of you and your family in your ears and share it to social media with the hashtag #GreatWolfCares. For each post using this special hashtag, Great Wolf Lodge will make an additional $5 donation to Autism Speaks, up to $20,000.
Even if you are not heading to the lodge this spring, I encourage you to still post with the hashtag #GreatWolfCares and help spread the word right from home. Together, we can raise the funds for this campaign and help spread the love for Autism Speaks and all that they do for the autistic community.
“We’re honored to have this opportunity to give back during World Autism Month and to help raise funds for a terrific organization like Autism Speaks,” said Erin Wallace, chief operating officer of Great Wolf Resorts. “Our Blue Wolf Ears campaign is just the start of a long-term partnership with Autism Speaks. In the future, we hope to use their expertise to help guide us as we continue to explore ways to make our resorts even more welcoming for people with autism and their families.”
“We are thrilled that Great Wolf Lodge chose us as its charity beneficiary for the Blue Wolf Ears campaign,” said Tom Frazier, chief science officer for Autism Speaks. “Sensory differences, uncertainty and social demands can make it challenging for some people with autism to participate in recreational activities, but autism-aware destinations enable the entire family to enjoy these experiences together and make memories.”
Great Wolf Lodge has always gone above and beyond for our family when we have vacationed there during times of need. I am thrilled to know that this company that our family loves is doing something to give back to the community.
All families and kids deserve to enjoy a vacation without worry or concern. That is why I am happy to help spread the word about this event.
I hope you will join me in helping toward this cause with a simple share on social media or a $5 donation for adorable wolf ears at your local Great Wolf Lodge. It doesn’t take much to help this go a long way. I want to see a big celebration of the success of this campaign in the end.
Thank you for helping and doing your part to get the word out about #GreatWolfCares and Autism Speaks. For more information on Great Wolf Resorts and its brands of indoor water park resorts, visit greatwolf.com.