ALS of Michigan is a recognized 501(c)(3) organization. Donations are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law. Click here to read about the impact our services have on the ALS community.
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What your donation will provide
Purchases a trixie lift
purchases a speech evaluation
purchases a voice amplifier
purchases a transport wheelchair
provides a bedside table
Provides 2 hours of respite care
2019 Impact of 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.
Home visits and contacts were made to our pALS and their families.
Support group meetings
Support group meetings were held in various locations around Michigan, including Northville, Southfield, Sterling Heights, Lansing and Midland.
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.
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.
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.
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 Henry Ford 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.
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.
We need your help! By volunteering at our office or one of our events, you can help build awareness and spread our message of help and hope. Nearly 100 individuals volunteer with us each year to join in our mission of helping our pALS live life as fully as possible.
Call us at 800-882-5764 if you'd like to volunteer.