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Make a Tax-Deductible Gift to Easter Seals -- Your generosity helps Easter Seals provide help, hope and answers to people living with autism and other disabilities and the families who love them. Donate now with a secure online gift.  If you prefer, you may also donate by mail or phone. Check can be mailed to Easter Seals Iowa, 401 NE 66th Ave. Des Moines, IA 50313 or call 515-289-1933.
 
Make a Tribute or Memorial Gift -- Donate in memory or in honor of someone special. We will mail an acknowledgment card, or make a gift and send one of our eCards right now.

Endow Iowa Tax Credits -- Make your gift go further! Endow Iowa allows Iowa taxpayers to receive a 25% Iowa tax credit in addition to normal federal charitable income tax deductions for certain charitable gifts.

Gift Planning -- Meet your financial, tax, or estate planning objectives while providing critical support to children and adults with disabilities. Join our Legacy Society donors who have made a commitment to support Easter Seals Iowa with a planned gift.

Pick a Brick -- Consider a unique way to honor your family or business and support Easter Seals Iowa. Commemorative bricks are available for purchase and are displayed in a beautiful new garden at Camp Sunnyside. A personalized brick can be inscribed with your name or that of a relative, friend, organization or business you would like to honor.   

Gifts of Grain -- Gifts of grain to Easter Seals Iowa allow donors to avoid including the sale of the grain in their farm income.  Although a charitable income tax deduction is generally not available, the avoidance of declaring it as income is a significant benefit.  Donors deduct the cost of growing the crops which typically results in saving self-employment tax, federal income tax and state income tax. 

Transfer Securities to Easter Seals (PDF*) -- Have you ever considered donating your securities (i.e. stocks and mutual funds) to Easter Seals? There might be additional tax advantages associated with donating securities instead of cash. Download our instructions.

Donate Durable Medical Equipment -- Easter Seals Iowa loans refurbished medical equipment at a nominal fee to individuals with disabilities or illness. The Equipment Loan program operates solely through donations of good quality, durable medical equipment.  We accept items in good to excellent condition. Call 515-289-1933 to arrange an appointment to deliver a donation. 

Donate items from our Wish List -- Donations are needed to support Easter Seals Iowa and Camp Sunnyside!  You can help by donating these items to Camp Sunnyside at 401 NE 66th Ave. in Des Moines or by holding an Easter Seals Iowa Wish List Drive. For more information contact Allison Piazza at apiazza@eastersealsia.org or 515-309-9774. View a list of current items needed.
 
Create a Personalized Web Page -- Raise funds in honor or memory of friends and relatives, to celebrate birthdays or weddings or simply to tell your own story about Easter Seals.
 
Workplace and Employee Giving -- Workplace giving programs provide an easy way to join the movement to support people with disabilities and their families at Easter Seals. Simply sign up for your employer’s workplace giving campaign and use automatic payroll deduction to make your donation to Easter Seals.  
 
Thrivent Financial Members -- If you are a member of Thrivent Financial, there are multiple ways to give back to Easter Seals Iowa from directing Choice Dollars to receiving Thrivent support for volunteering.

Register for Easter Seals Iowa Walk for Independence -- Raise funds as an individual or as part of a team.
 
Join the President's Council -- Make a vital difference in the lives of people living with disabilities with a donation of $1,000 or more. Join our President's Council members who have made a commitment to supporting Easter Seals Iowa. 
 
Recycle for Easter Seals -- Help the environment and raise money for Easter Seals. Recycle your cell phone, laser and inkjet cartridges, and more, to generate funds to help support children and adults with disabilities and their families. Learn more about this eco-friendly, fundraising initiative.

Feel Good About Giving to Easter Seals

For children and adults with disabilities and their families, every donation counts. For 25 years, Easter Seals has been first among National Health Council members for the percentage (94 percent) of program dollars allocated to providing direct services. For donors, Easter Seals’ efficient use of their contributions also is an important factor when making the decision to support its innovative services and programs. All funds raised stay in Iowa.
Review financials from the 2012-2013 fiscal year.
 
Easter Seals also exceeds all of the Standards for Charity Accountability set by the BBB Wise Giving Alliance, which includes in-depth evaluations of the charity's governance, fund raising practices, solicitations and informational materials, as well as how it spends its money.

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