Having a disability or raising a child with a disability can be challenging. At times it can be stressful, especially because special needs often translate to additional expenses that are foreign to most people. But you shouldn’t have to shoulder that burden alone. Often those in your network are more than happy to help, but may not know what you need, and they can’t get involved if they aren’t asked. Beyond the simple ask, you want to make it easy, and there is nothing easier than contributing online. We hope the ability to offer friends and family a streamlined way to contribute and alleviate your stress is helpful.
How does Deposit a Gift work to raise money online for disabilities? To start, you create a free fundraising site to share your story and what you need money for. You want to personalize it as much as possible so that people can relate to what you are going through, so take advantage of our customization tools to add pictures and even break down the needs into a gift list.
What kinds of things can you use Deposit a Gift to raise money for?
To help pay for…
- A new wheelchair
- Service animal
- Home accommodations remodeling for accessibility
- Physical therapy
- Surgery or treatments
- Home attendant
- Medical bills
- School tuition
- Interactive classes
- Service Dog
- Service Dog
With Deposit a Gift you can customize your fundraising site in the most creative way possible so that it’s truly a reflection of what you are trying to accomplish. You can set it up in the format of a fund or use our Gift List tool to break down the different uses of funds so that your supporters can contribute to different areas of need. This will help them get a better understanding of the implications of the disability and how it affects the person and their loved ones.
Once you’ve got your site setup to reflect what you are trying to accomplish, the key is marketing it to the max to rally support and get people on board during this difficult time. They can’t help if they don’t know about it, so make sure to find a way to get the site in front of the people who would be most likely to support you.