Ink Couture's Autism Awareness event raises thousands of dollars every year for the Autism Warriors. In 2016 it generated over $5000. The money is used to fund future events, help individuals in need, and find a cure for the puzzling disorder.
The event also touches the lives of the autistic children who attend. Ranging in age from five to 13, they're made to feel welcome and shown that though they may be "different" in some ways than other children, they should be treated like everyone else and not like a child with autism.
The fundraiser impacts the local community too, bringing people together with generosity, kindness and love. Attendance continues to grow each year. More than 500 people attended in 2016. With the growth of attendance has come growth of the love and support for the autistic community.