Wear it Blue on April 25, 2013
Currently 1 in every 88 children is diagnosed with Autism.
Wear it Blue for Autism!
Support local programs and families struggling with Autism.

Show everyone your support for those with Autism!

Identify yourself as someone who has the compassion, love and understanding for those afflicted with Autism!

Autism is the largest growing childhood epidemic.

More than pediatric cancers, juvenile diabetes, AIDS and Cerebral Palsy combined yet it receives only a fraction of the federal funding.

Please help us support those local families and programs in need.

We want everyone Wearing it Blue on Thursday, April 25th.

How you can help

Start off by getting your class and school involved.

  • Organize a Bake Sale
  • Make a donation
  • Share this site on Facebook

Here is a story of girl in Washington D.C., Zoe, raising awareness and funds in honor of her Bat Mitzvah. She says:

Autism is the fastest growing developmental disorder today, affecting 1 in 88 children as well as their families and communities. As an inaugural committee member of the nationwide "Wear It Blue For Autism" initiative and in honor of my Bat Mitzvah, I will be working to raise awareness and funds to support local programs and local families in need. I want to thank the Georgetown Day School community for supporting our fundraiser and bake sale at school and hope to see growing participation in the initiative. I invite everyone to get involved.

Middle schoolers raise almost $500 dollars with bake sale for Wear it Blue. Read more

How to approach your school back to the top

What is Wear it Blue?

Wear it Blue is a campaign to raise awareness and show support for families affected by autism. Wear it Blue was conceived in Washington DC by a 16 year old sister of a young teen with autism and her many friends who have always been there displaying compassion, love and understanding for her and her family. The Wear it Blue Inaugural Committee commenced in December 2012 with the sale of Wear it Blue bracelets that raised over $10,000 for Autism Speaks.

For example. in Washington DC, The DC Inaugural Committee will have simultaneous bake sales on April 25th at many middle and high schools in the metropolitan area to sell donated goods from local bakeries. The funds raised by these bake sales will go to DC area autism services and programs.

Why Wear it Blue?

The major goal of this initiative is not only to raise awareness and funds but also to get all students in the schools participating to wear something blue (not just jeans) in support of those affected by autism. We need people to outwardly show that they are there for those afflicted by autism and autism is a 24/7/365 liflelong issue and understand that what the world needs is more compassion, understand and love for those who bravely face these challenges everyday

What will the price points be for the Bake Sales?

We will be sure to have items that everyone can afford to buy. That means from $.50 to $2.00. If you think your school will be open to selling key chains with the Wear it Blue logo made by Scout (they will be about $5.00 each) we can get those to you as well.

How Many Volunteers will be needed at each school to run the bake sales?

This is really up to the committee member. At Field School, the opportunities to sell would be before school, at lunch, again during study hall and if anything is left over, after school before sports. I will have 8-10 volunteers during the bake sale.

Participating schools back to the top

Field School, Georgetown Day School, Holton Arms, Holy Trinity School, Madeira, Maret School, Sidwell Friends, St. Andrews, Washington International School

Thanks to our sponsors for donating baked goods! back to the top

Fraiche CupcakeryFreshly BakedGeorgetown Cupcake

Heller's BakeryLyon BakeryRed Velvet Cupcakery

Something SweetSprinkles Cupcakes