Annual Thanksgiving Turkey Drive

In 2008, the South Carolina Autism Society and the LUCAS Network first partnered to provide a Thanksgiving dinner to families affected by autism who are going through financial difficulties. Thanks to the community’s donations, almost 900 families in need have been served since 2008. Your donations supported 130 families in 2016 alone! The need continues to grow.

For 2017, we will again be collecting financial donations and distributing grocery store gift cards to recipients.  Your donations allow this beneficial program to continue!

Donate Now

To make an online donation, click here.  You can also send a check made out to the SC Autism Society, with “Turkey Drive” in the memo field.  Mail it to SCAS, 806 12th Street, West Columbia, SC  29169.

Your donation is tax deductible.  Thank you for supporting our families!

Nominations:  To nominate someone to receive a gift card, please click here.  Qualifications are as follows:

  • Must have family member with autism living in the home.
  • Must receive SNAP/food-stamps and/or free/reduced school lunch.
  • Must reside in South Carolina.
  • Individuals may self-nominate.

Corporate Sponsors:

Thank you to the following businesses who donated $100 or more to the Turkey Drive!  To be included, make your corporate donation of $100 or more and send your logo SusanL@scautism.org.


1 Reply to "Annual Thanksgiving Turkey Drive"

  • Carolyn Prioleau
    November 5, 2017 (4:33 pm)

    Hello, I have a son with autism and this is my, first time knowing about the turkey giveaway. My income is low and, my son received free lunch at school. We are active with the Autism Society. But know it’s to late to put my, son name on the listing. We sure could used the extra help.