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YOUR DONATIONS AND CONTRIBUTIONS HELP SUPPORT PARKINSON'S


Answers to some of the questions you may have about donation or contribution gifts to Parkinson's.


Why Should I Donate Or Contribute?

Why Should I Help Parkinson's?

How Can I Give A "Memorial Gift"?

How Can I Give A Gift "In Honor Of"?

How Can I Donate A Gift "In Support Of" Parkinson's?

Where Does My Donation Money Go?

Are My Donations Tax Deductible?

What else can I do?

Duncan our mascot dog
Ruff - Woof - Ruff!
[Duncan Says That Donating Makes Him Feel Good! ]
Photo by Dr. Ben Herz
Why Should I Donate Or Contribute?

Special Traditions - Charitable giving is and can be a special gift giving tradition in many families.

The Perfect Gift - If you sometimes have trouble finding the "perfect gift" for someone, giving a gift in his or her honor that "gives back" to others can be a most appreciated gesture.

Values and Priorities - Giving for the benefit of others can be a wonderful way to reaffirm the values and priorities we share with our loved ones.

In Honor Of - Experiencing the effects of Parkinson's upon a loved one inspires many to donate in that person's honor.

Memorial Gift - A memorial donation is a meaningful and hopeful way to honor someone special in your life while supporting Parkinson's.

Support A Cause - Continuing to support causes that were important to someone special can be a meaningful way to assure that his or her values live on in the world around us.

Satisfaction and Goodwill - Helping to provide support and programs for those living with Parkinson's gives one satisfaction and a feeling of goodwill.

To donate a gift Click Here For Donation Form (PDF Form)
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Why Should I Help?
Your donations have never been more urgently needed to help the Parkinson's community, and to find a cure for Parkinson's.

Your donation will help the Columbia Parkinson's Support Group to provide a safe environment where patients, families, caregivers, and those who have an interest in Parkinson's
  • can learn to live well with Parkinson’s and achieve a better quality of life,
  • obtain Support, Education and Information,
  • help create Awareness about Parkinson's,
  • and Fund Raising to further research for the cure of Parkinson's Disease
Your donation will help us to provide resource tools; and help us to have the ability to respond to the changing needs of the Parkinson’s community.

To donate a gift Click Here For Donation Form (PDF Form)
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How Can I Give A "Memorial Gift"?
One way to remember family members and friends who have lived before us is through a "Memorial Gift". Such gifts represent a heartfelt way to honor their memory, while furthering the goals and resources that enhance the lives of the Parkinson community.

A Memorial Gift is also a meaningful way to honor someone who was special in your life, while supporting those living with Parkinson's disease. You can honor the life of a family member or friend by making a Memorial Gift in his or her name.

When you make your Memorial Gift donation, your Honoree’s family, spouse, or significant other will receive a notification from the Columbia Parkinson's Support Group of your thoughtful Memorial Gift.

To donate a Memorial / Tribute Gift Click Here For Donation Form (PDF Form)
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How Can I Give A Gift "In Honor Of"?
If you sometimes have trouble finding the "perfect gift" for someone, a gift donation given in his or her "Honor" can be a most appreciated gesture.

Gifts made "In Honor Of" loved ones at special times such as:
  • Mother's Day or Father's Day,
  • at the birth of a child or grandchild,
  • on a birthday,
  • wedding,
  • anniversary,
  • holiday,
  • graduation,
  • or any other special occasion
can be sincere reminders to friends or family members of how much you care.

You can also Honor your loved one, who is living with Parkinson’s disease, by making a gift donation in his or her name. Those who make gifts to Honor a Parkinson patient enjoy knowing that their gifts are a "living memorial" to their loved one.

When you make your Honor gift donation, the Columbia Parkinson's Support Group will send to your Honoree a notification of your thoughtful "Honor Gift" tribute made in their name.

To donate a gift "in Honor Of" Click Here For Donation Form (PDF Form)
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How Can I Donate A Gift "In Support Of" Parkinson's?
You can also make a donation gift" just because" you want to support the Parkinson's community. The Columbia Parkinson's Support Group will certainly appreciate your gift, and send you a "Thank You" in appreciation for your generosity to the Parkinson's community.

To donate a gift "In Support Of" Click Here For Donation Form (PDF Form)
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Where Does My Donation Money Go?
The Columbia Parkinson's Support Group does not have any endowments. We do not collect membership dues to be a member of our support group. Our programs, services, and website are made possible because of financial donations and contributions from our members and the public.

We depend on the generosity of our members and others who wish to help support us. If you would like to see some of the things that we do please Click Here.

We use our funds to provide Support, Education, Information, create Awareness about Parkinson's disease, and to Help Raise Funds to further research for the cure of Parkinson's Disease.

We also believe in giving back and supporting Parkinson's research. That's why at the end of every year we donate a portion of our treasury to one of the national Parkinson research foundations [such as the Michael J. Fox Foundation, the Parkinson's Disease Foundation, the National Parkinson's Foundation].

Our operating expenses include the following:
  • purchase of educational materials - books, pamphlets, etc.
  • office supplies
  • printing of brochures and business cards
  • website service / maintenance and domain registration
  • expenses for fund raising
  • one annual holiday celebration in December
  • honorarium and speaker fees and gifts
  • our annual donation to Parkinson research foundations to help fund the research for a Parkinson's cure
We monitor our expenses and strive to maintain a low overhead by spending our money wisely. At our meetings, we provide information as to the balance of our accounts and how we have spent our monies.

Our Officers and Board Members volunteer their time, and do not receive compensation or salaries.

To donate a gift Click Here For Donation Form (PDF Form)
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Are My Donations Tax Deductible?

Yes! The Columbia Parkinson's Support Group is incorporated as a non-profit in the State of South Carolina -and- The Columbia Parkinson's Support Group has been determined to be an IRS 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Contributions to our support group are tax deductible under section 170 of the Internal Revenue Code. We are also qualified to receive tax deductible bequests, devises, transfers or gifts under section2055, 2106, or 2522 of the IRS Code. Under section 501(c)(3) we are classified as a public charity. Please contact us if you have any questions, or if you would like to make a tax deductible donation.

When you make your donation or contribution, please be sure to let us know if you need documentation for your tax-deductions. Gifts by check are the most popular methods of making tax-deductable donation gifts.

To donate a gift Click Here For Donation Form (PDF Form)
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What Else Can I Do To Support Parkinson's Disease?

We will be happy to talk with you about what you can do to help the Columbia Parkinson's Support Group. Please send us your contact information. Click here to volunteer to help support Parkinson's disease.
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Thank You for helping us make a difference! Together, we will improve the care and lives of people living with Parkinson’s disease.

If you have any questions about giving a donation, please contact us.

 
 
   
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