What is LIUB?
Each April 2nd, Autism Speaks celebrates the start of its signature campaign, Light It Up Blue, along with the international autism community in recognition of UN sanctioned World Autism Awareness Day and April, World Autism Month.
Thousands of iconic landmarks and buildings join the hundreds of thousands of homes and communities around the world to “light blue” in support of people living with autism. Autism-friendly events and educational activities take place all month to increase understanding and acceptance and further support people with autism.
Can I use the LIUB logo for my event/fundraiser?
- The logo must remain intact. You may not change or add anything to it
- You may not place the logo on any product or use for selling purposes
- In the US, any fundraising activity utilizing the Light It Up Blue logo (or any Autism Speaks marks) must provide a minimum of 20% net proceeds to Autism Speaks under the Light It Up Blue campaign banner.
Can my charity participate in LIUB? Can we raise funds for autism-related resources?
Offline donations can be mailed to the following address. Please include the offline donation form with your check made payable to Autism Speaks.
Attn: LIUB Donation
PO Box 37148
Boone, IA 50037-0148
Can I create my own fundraiser?
You are welcome to create your own Light It Up Blue fundraising event! Go to www.autismspeaks.org/fyw to create an online fundraising page using our Fundraise Your Way program.
Where can I get the LIUB logo?
Where can I get materials to promote Light It Up Blue?
Please log on to the LIUB eStore at shop.autismspeaks.org to purchase merchandise such as apparel, bracelets, pins, yard signs, and other promotional products. Printed materials such as posters, flyers, and brochures can be downloaded for free from the Resources page.
How can I light my home blue?
You can purchase Phillips Autism Speaks blue light bulbs at Home Depot stores or visit www.homedepot.com and search “Autism Speaks Lights”.
I want to light my commercial building or public structure blue. What resources are available?
Log on to www.rosco.com/LIUB for information on commercial lighting options, including:
- Blue gel sheets to cover light fixtures
- Blue films to temporarily tint windows
- Gobo projectors to shine the Autism Speaks logo on the outside of your building
- Blue sleeves to go over fluorescent bulbs
How can I share my Light It Up Blue photos online?
You can share photos by posting them with the hashtag #LightItUpBlue to Facebook, Twitter, Google+ or Instagram.
How can I get a receipt for my online donation?
All online donations are acknowledged at time of donation and through email confirmation. We recommend that donors print out their acknowledgement or save the email for tax purposes.
Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org