Other Ways to Help Fight SMA
Firstgiving – www.firstgiving.com
Are you running a 5K, 10K, or marathon? Do you wish people would donate in lieu of birthday or wedding gifts? Firstgiving allows you to create a personal webpage to raise funds for FightSMA (listed as “Andrew’s Buddies Corporation”). Whether you are participating in an event, want to collect donations in honor or memory of someone, or you just want to help FightSMA’s fundraising efforts, create a page that tells why you support our organization and encourages others to join the fight. Set a fundraising goal and then tell your friends and family by adding a link in your emails, website, blog, or social networking site. After a donation is processed, Firstgiving emails the donor a receipt, updates the progress bar on your page, collects a 7.5% service fee, and sends monthly checks to FightSMA.
GoodSearch – www.goodsearch.com
GoodSearch enables you to help fund the fight against spinal muscular atrophy through the simple act of searching the Internet. Select “FightSMA – Andrews Buddies Corporation” from GoodSearch’s list of charities and then use GoodSearch as your regular search engine. Each web search (excluding image, video, and news searches) will generate approximately $0.01 for FightSMA and there is no limit to the amount of money that can be raised. GoodSearch will send FightSMA a check in December for the funds earned through the prior 12 months (ending Sept. 30), providing FightSMA has accrued $20 or more. For more information about how GoodSearch works, read the Frequently Asked Questions section of their website.
New! By installing the “FightSMA – Andrews Buddies Corporation” toolbar for Internet Explorer or Firefox, each time you shop online at one of the more than 1,300 participating stores, a percentage of what you spend will be donated to FightSMA at no extra cost to you! The toolbar also has a built-in GoodSearch search box. No registration is required. Download the toolbar here.
Causes – www.causes.com/fightsma
Use your Facebook profile to fundraise and engage others in the fight against SMA. By joining the FightSMA (Andrew’s Buddies) Cause on Facebook, you can tell your Facebook friends why you support FightSMA, share with them news and media about the organization’s work, and encourage them to also support the cause by making a donation to support a specific fundraising campaign or in lieu of birthday gifts. Donations are processed and distributed to FightSMA monthly by Causes’ partner Network for Good.
eBay Giving Works – givingworks.ebay.com
Support the fight against spinal muscular atrophy when selling your items on eBay. Giving Works is one of eBay Inc.’s Global Citizenship initiatives, and is a special part of eBay’s online marketplace. Sellers can donate anywhere from 10% to 100% (as little as 5% in vehicles categories in eBay Motors) of an item’s final sale price to their favorite nonprofit organization, including FightSMA. Collecting and disbursing the donations and issuing tax receipts is handled by MissionFish, a service of the Points of Light Foundation. MissionFish partnered with eBay to operate the Giving Works program and is supported through a small fee taken from each community selling donation made.
JustGive’s Charitable Wedding Center – www.justgive.org/weddings/index.jsp
The JustGive Charitable Wedding Center provides easy to use tools to help you incorporate FightSMA into your special day. Create a gift registry that encourages your friends and family to celebrate your wedding by making a donation in your honor. In lieu of favors, make donations in honor of your wedding guests. The JustGive Wedding Gift Center even helps you create your personalized webpage. Please note, JustGive deducts 3% from all donations to cover the transaction costs. To find FightSMA in the JustGive listings, search for “Andrews Buddies Corporation.”
iGive.com – www.igive.com
At iGive.com, you can shop for just about anything at 650+ participating online stores and raise funds for FightSMA. When you become an iGive.com member, select “FightSMA/Andrew’s Buddies” as your cause. Then, each time you start your online shopping experience from the iGive Mall, a percentage of the purchase price is directed to FightSMA. The percentage differs from retailer to retailer, but can range from 0.4% to 26%. Checks are mailed monthly, assuming FightSMA earns at least $25. For more information about iGive.com, including a full list of the participating retailers and their donation percentage, visit the iGive.com Frequently Asked Questions.