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Why Should I Donate To My Local Parkinson's Support Group?

Your donations have never been more urgently needed to help the Columbia Parkinson's Support Group, the local Parkinson's community.

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 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 as a support group please Click Here.

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.

Please Click Here To Obtain A Donation Form (PDF Format)

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Donation "In Memory Of" - A Memorial Donation is a meaningful and hopeful way to honor someone special in your life while supporting Parkinson's. One way to remember family members and friends who have lived before us is through a Memorial Donation. Such donations represent a heartfelt way to honor their memory, while furthering the goals and resources that enhance the lives of the Parkinson community. You can honor the life of a family member or friend by making a Memorial Donation in his or her name.

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

Please Click Here To Obtain A Donation Form (PDF Format)
Note: Depending on how you have your system set-up, when you click on the above link, the file may be downloaded automatically.

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Donation "In Honor Of" - Experiencing the effects of Parkinson's disease upon a loved one's life inspires many to donate in that person's honor. 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; and can be sincere reminders to friends or family members of how much you care. You can Honor a 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.

You can show your appreciation of your caregiver or your care partner and donate in their "Honor".

Gifts can be 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
When you make a Honor donation, the Columbia Parkinson's Support Group will send to the Honoree you have designated a notification of your thoughtful Honor tribute you have made in their name.

Other reasons to donate to your local Parkinson's support group and community include:

Special Traditions - Charitable giving is and can be a special gift giving tradition in many families at different times of the year and holidays.

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

Reaffirm 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.

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

Please Click Here To Obtain A Donation Form
(PDF Format)

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Donation "Just Because" or "In Support Of" - You can also support causes like Parkinson's disease "just because" it is a special meaningful way for you to assure that your values in the world around us are continued. You can also make a donation "just because" you want to support the Parkinson's community. The Columbia Parkinson's Support Group will send you a "Thank You" in appreciation for your generosity to the Parkinson's community.

Please Click Here To Obtain A Donation Form (PDF Format)

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How Is My Donation Money Used?

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 [for example 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 at the end of each year 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.

Is My Donation 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 section 2055, 2106, or 2522 of the IRS Code. As a 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-deductible donation gifts, as we do not have a PayPal account at this time.

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What Else Can I Do To Help Support Parkinson's Disease And Your Support Group?

We will be happy to talk with you about other things and what else you can do to help the Columbia Parkinson's Support Group.
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Thank You for your interest in helping us make a difference! Together, we will improve the care and lives of people living with Parkinson’s disease.

Please Click Here To Obtain A Donation Form (PDF Format)
If you have any questions about giving a donation, please Click Here to Contact Us.

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