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Individual Giving

How to Give

Individuals and families can support Easterseals DC MD VA in a number of ways. Every contribution goes directly back into the community for maximum impact. Your generosity continues Easterseals’ life-changing services to people of all ages and abilities. Explore how to give through Financial Gifts, Presidents’ Council, Fundraising, and In-Kind Donations.

When you donate today, your contribution counts towards our 5-year capital campaign goal of $100 million to benefit Easterseals DC MD VA now and into the future.

Our Development team can help you make the most of your contribution. Contact Sharon Pippert, Associate Director of Development Operations, spippert@eseal.org, or Josh Sandler, Director of Donor Relations, jsandler@eseal.org.

Why I Give

[quotes from individuals about why they give]

Your Dollars Make a Difference

$1,000

  • Provides 2 behavioral health therapy sessions for veterans, active-duty members, their families, or caregivers
  • Offers round-trip transportation for seniors attending an Adult Day Services center

$500

  • Gives 2 military or civilian families of children with disabilities a day of center-based respite car
  • Provides 5 veterans and wounded warriors with a day of intensive employment services and training

$100 

  • Ensures 1 day of Adult Day Services for a senior to receive medical care and engaging activities
  • Covers 1 hour of early intervention therapy for a developmentally delayed child

 Financial Gifts

Check

Make all checks payable to Easterseals DC MD VA and mail to our Development Office.
Easterseals DC MD VA

Attn: Development Office
1420 Spring Street
Silver Spring, MD 20910

Credit Card

Make a one-time gift or monthly recurring gift. MasterCard, Visa, American Express, and Discover accepted, using our secure online system.

Wire Transfer

Include the donor’s name and gift designation for all wire transfers. Contact our Development team for Easterseals DC MD VA account information and wiring instructions. 

Stock

Take advantage of gifting-appreciated securities. Take advantage of gifting your company stock. When you gift securities, you can make a larger contribution than might otherwise not be plausible.

Cryptocurrency

Modernize your financial portfolio with donations of cryptocurrency. Bitcoin accepted using our secure online system coming soon.

Legacy and Planned Giving

Plan to be part of our Legacy Society by including Easterseals in your will, trust, or other charitable planned gifts. Help secure our long-term financial health through planned gifts coming to the organization over a period of years.

Matching Gifts

Double your impact with a matching gift from your employer or other matching incentive programs. Your employer’s Human Resources department may have information about company matches to 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations.

United Way

Designate Easterseals DC MD VA as your charity of choice when your employer participates in a United Way Workplace Campaign program. If your local United Way does not list us, write in “Easterseals DC MD VA” on the United Way pledge card and include our address, Attention: Development Office. We participate in these United Way programs with the following designation codes:

  • Combined Federal Campaign #97246
  • United Way of the National Capital Area #8408
  • United Way of Central Maryland Private Sector #3339

 Presidents’ Council

Receive special recognition and naming opportunities as a member of this premier giving society when you donate $1,000 or more annually. Learn about the impact of each giving level within the Easterseals Presidents' Council.

 Fundraising

Raise funds on behalf of Easterseals DC MD VA with our new online platform coming soon. Create a personalized giving page to tell others why you support Easterseals and why they should, too! 

 In-Kind Donations

Donate items in-kind to supplement our nonprofit’s budget. Your contribution allows us to allocate funds for other essential resources. We rely on in-kind donations to supply our programs with the necessities to remain in operation. Contact our Development team for the latest needs, some of which may include donations of books, arts & crafts, furniture, etc.

Easterseals DC MD VA is a Section 501(c) 3 tax-exempt charitable organization and donor gifts may qualify as a charitable deduction for federal income tax purposes. However, donors should consult with their tax advisers or the IRS to determine whether any contribution is deductible.

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