10. GIVING TO THE NFED IS CONVENIENT
You can give online, by calling Brittany at (618) 566-6874, or by sending in a check to: NFED, 6 Executive Drive, Suite 2, Fairview Heights, IL 62208-1360.
The most convenient and sustainable donation you can make is by becoming a monthly contributor through our Smile Makers program. Simply click on the monthly donation option when you give online. Or, call Lea at (618) 566-6871 to set up an EBT deduction from your bank account.
9. IT’S TAX DEDUCTIBLE
We are a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. If you itemize your taxes this year, you will be able to save money by deducting your gift from you income.
8. YOUR GIFT MAY BE MATCHED BY YOUR EMPLOYER
Check with your human resources department to see if your employer will match your gift. If not, check to see their charitable giving options. They may have grant opportunities available that fit within the NFED’s mission. Call me at (618) 566-6874 for more info.
7. YOU ARE HELPING FAMILIES GET THE ANSWERS THEY NEED
Imagine having a child who has just received diagnosis of an ectodermal dysplasia, a rare genetic disorder that most likely they have never heard of before. These families turn to us for information and support.
6. YOU WILL BE A PART OF A DEDICATED AND LOYAL GROUP OF SUPPORTERS
You will join a group of hundreds of other people who support the NFED. We do not receive any government funding. The majority of our funding comes from caring people like YOU who see the value of our service for people affected by ectodermal dysplasias.
Become a member of our Director’s Circle with a gift of $1,000 or more and you’ll receive special incentives that include insights about our programming, free registrations for qualifying family fundraising events, a special Director’s Circle reception at Family Conference and more! Become a Director’s Circle member today.
5. YOU ARE SETTING A GOOD EXAMPLE TO FAMILY AND FRIENDS
By showing that you have a generous heart, they, too, will follow suit.
4. YOU ARE HELPING US FUND LIFE CHANGING RESEARCH TO FIND CURES
There are lots of positive things going on in the world of research for ectodermal dysplasias right now! By giving to the NFED, you are helping us provide funding for better treatments and cures.
3. YOU ARE HELPING US EDUCATE LEGISLATORS TO CHANGE THE LAW
Families are frustrated that medical insurance sees dental treatment as a cosmetic procedure and not as a medical necessity. By giving to the NFED, you are helping us launch our Advocacy Campaign to empower our families with the tools they need to educate and influence laws in their states.
2. YOU ARE HELPING KIDS GROW CONFIDENCE
Many of our kids face bullying and isolation because they don’t know anyone else in their community who looks like them, or who can’t sweat or eat properly because they don’t have teeth. By donating to the NFED, not only are you helping our kids with financial assistance for dental and medical treatment, but also through connections at Family Conference so that they can meet other kids just like them, and feel that they finally have a place where they belong.
1. GIVING FEELS GOOD AND IS GOOD FOR YOU
Not only does your gift benefit the NFED, it also improves your life, relationships, and stress levels.
All 10 reasons to give are important. Whatever your reason, know that your gift truly matters.