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How You can Help

There are many ways that you can find rewarding opportunities as a friend of the EPDSC. We invite you to make a tax-deductible donation today to support our services, programs and initiatives.

Ways of Giving

Honor/Memorial

Gifts made in memory of or in honor of a loved one are used to support the objectives and mission of the EPDSC unless otherwise specified. These gifts can be used to recognize a birthday, graduation, or anniversary.

Matching Gifts

A great way to increase your donation to the EPDSC is through your employer. Many companies offer a matching gift program to their employees, directors, employees’ spouses or retirees as an added benefit. With these programs, a company will match an employee’s gift to charitable and educational organizations.

If you work for one of the Matching Gift Companies, you can take that extra step to support the EPDSC:

  1. Contact your Human Resources Office for eligibility requirements and to obtain a Matching Gift form. (Many companies match the gifts of retirees, spouses, surviving spouses and outside directors.)
  2. Fill out the employee portion of the matching gift form completely.
  3. Mail the form to EPDSC at PO Box 60, Trexlertown, PA 18087

Online Giving

Thank you for considering the EPDSC in your giving. Your Donation provides resources to continue our valuable programs and services to hundreds of families in the Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York areas and beyond. Your contribution is very much appreciated.  Online giving opportunities are created every day.  The EPDSC currently participates in the following sites:

PayPal is an online payment portal.  The EPDSC is a registered charity with PayPal.  Most of our online donations are received through PayPal.  Click below to donate.
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PayPal Giving Fund is an independent 501(c)3 charitable organization that provides companies such as PayPal, eBay and Humble Bumble with a secure way for their customers to support their favorite charity.  Donations are received through sellers who donate part of their proceeds to a charity and through buyers who choose to make a donation at checkout time.  The EPDSC has an account with PayPal Giving Fund and has a charity profile on eBay.

AmazonSmile is a website operated by Amazon that lets customers enjoy the same wide selection of products and convenient shopping features as on Amazon.com.  When you shop AmazonSmile, the foundation donates 0.5% of the eligible purchase to the charity of your choice.  You just need to identify the Eastern PA Down Syndrome Center as your charity and start shopping!  There is no additional cost to you. https://smile.amazon.com/ch/23-2828404

Just Give/Just Giving is the world’s largest social media giving platform.  Its mission is to connect people with charities and causes they care about.

Benevity is a global leader in online workplace giving.  Major companies rely on Benevity to power their goodness programs and corporate philanthropy.

Network for Good is an online fundrasing platform for non-profits.  The company was founded in 2001 by America Online, Cisco Systems and Yahoo.

Planned Giving

Planned gifts can be made in many ways including bequests by will, gift of life insurance, charitable trusts, gift annuities, and gifts of appreciated assets such as real estate, securities, etc.

To those friends who wish to help assure the continuation and growth of the EPDSC by mentioning the EPDSC in your will, the following general form is suggested:  “I give, devise, and bequeath unto the Eastern PA Down Syndrome Center (EPDSC), a Pennsylvania nonprofit organization, located at PO Box 60, Trexlertown, PA 18087, the sum of $_______ .” or “_______ percent of my net estate.” or “the following stocks or bonds _______ to be used for the EPDSC mission.”

For additional information please contact 610-402-0184

Gift in Kind

If you have a product, service, or other item that you would like to donate to the EPDSC, you may donate it as a Gift-in-Kind. Non-cash gift examples are office supplies, printing services, advertising space, food, beverages, books, etc.

A gift-in-kind to the EPDSC is tax deductible under state and federal laws. We will send you a gift receipt acknowledging your contribution of goods or services. You will determine the value of your gift-in-kind donation.

Giving Your Time

A very special way to give to the EPDSC is with the gift of your time. Our organization can not effectively serve the needs of our families and community without a strong base of volunteer leadership and support. We have many volunteer opportunities for people who want to become involved in our organization and would love to have you join us!

Volunteer opportunities include:

  • Golf Tournament
  • Buddy Walk
  • World Down Syndrome Day
  • 3.21 Run for Down Syndrome
  • Home, Health & Future Conference
  • Committee Member- planning events
  • Other special events

In addition to our larger annual events, we have a number of other activities that require volunteer support.

For general volunteer opportunity questions, please call the EPDSC Center at 610-402-0184 and we will be happy to assist you.

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