DONATION OPPORTUNITIES

All donations to ALS of Michigan remain in Michigan to help pALS and their families. Your generosity will provide loans of adaptive equipment, respite care, speech therapy, support groups and other services for pALS and their loved ones. Due to the generosity our supporters, donors and sponsors, all of our services are offered to our ALS Michigan community at no charge EVER, making living with ALS easier.
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ALS of Michigan is a recognized 501(c)(3) organization. Donations are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.

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What your donation will provide


$1,000

Purchases a trixie lift

$500

purchases a speech evaluation

$250

purchases a voice amplifier

$100

purchases a transport wheelchair

$50

provides a bedside table

$35

Provides 2 hours of respite care

2018 Impact of Services


550

Social Services

pALS and families were served by our professional social work staff. On average, 425 individuals were on service at any given time in over 50 counties across Michigan.

6,000

Outreach

Home visits and contacts were made to our pALS and their families.

48

Support group meetings

Support group meetings were held in various locations around Michigan, including Northville, Southfield, Sterling Heights, Lansing and Midland.

65

alternative communication

pALS were evaluated, trained and supported through our AAC (Augmentative and Alternative Communication) Center. Services include evaluation of need, training, and support for pALS and their communication needs.

10,000

in-home care

Hours of in-home care were funded to help over 140 pALS and their caregivers through our Respite Care Assistance Program. At a cost exceeding $175,000, this service was provided by more than 80 separate home healthcare agencies across Michigan.

240

Equipment loans

PIeces of equipment were loaned to pALS including ramps, transport wheelchairs, power wheelchairs, communication devices, recliner lift chairs, bedside tables and more. We also shipped hundreds of "disposable" items including bathing and toileting items; adaptive utensils to make eating and dressing easier, and other needed supplies.

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seminars and caregiver events

Special presentations were hosted for pALS and their families including Voice & Message Banking; The Hospice Choice; ALS & Excercise; Respitory Management & ALS, and an Information Connection in Livonia and Grand Rapids.

ALS of Michigan also funded social workers to staff the Harry J. Hoenselaar ALS Clinic and provided supplies for pALS served there and at the University of Michigan ALS Center of Excellence. Supplies included adaptive eating utensils; cervical collars; nutrition for tube feedings, and more.

Matching gifts


Many companies offer a "Matching Gifts" program where they will match donations their employees make to charitable organizations. This is a wonderful, very simple and effective, way to double - sometimes even triple - your contributions to ALS of Michigan!

Please check with your employer to see if they will match your charitable donations.

Below are companies that have donated to ALS of Michigan through their Matching Gifts programs in the past. If your company is not currently listed here, talk to your HR department about initiating a Matching Gifts program where you work.

Call ALS of Michigan at 800-882-5764 if you'd like help in approaching your company about becoming a caring and committed corporate citizen.

Volunteer Opportunities


Many companies offer a "Matching Gifts" program where they will match donations their employees make to charitable organizations. This is a wonderful, very simple and effective, way to double - sometimes even triple - your contributions to ALS of Michigan!

Please check with your employer to see if they will match your charitable donations.

Below are companies that have donated to ALS of Michigan through their Matching Gifts programs in the past. If your company is not currently listed here, talk to your HR department about initiating a Matching Gifts program where you work.

Call ALS of Michigan at 800-882-5764 if you'd like help in approaching your company about becoming a caring and committed corporate citizen.