Thanks to the generosity of our supporters, DSF is able to fund cutting-edge research that brings hope and the potential for change and improvement to individuals and families dealing with Dravet syndrome and associated epilepsies. By offering research grants for syndrome-specific research with a novel approach, DSF can move researchers and the medical community forward to find better treatments and a cure.
Donate – Partnership in HOPE
By donating to DSF, you are helping our efforts to fund research for Dravet syndrome and associated epilepsies, while providing support to affected individuals and families. Your donation in any amount helps us to Raise Hope Through Research. Please consider making a gift today!
Fundraising – Host a Private Event
By hosting a private fundraising event to benefit DSF you can raise funds for research, while also increasing the public’s awareness of Dravet syndrome and related epilepsies. There are countless events that you can host from a dinner party, to a golf tournament, to donating proceeds from product sales.
Wedding Favor Donation
It will be one of the most special days of your lives, filled with happiness, hope, and promise for the future. Celebrate your love for each other by sharing your commitment to DSF with your guests.
In lieu of wedding favors, consider making a donation in your guests’ honor. Your gift will help DSF continue our mission to aggressively raise research funds for Dravet syndrome and related epilepsies; to increase awareness of these catastrophic conditions; and to provide support to affected individuals and families. We can provide a digital download of a customized donation card or tented table card for your wedding. You just download, print, and share. Please allow 2 weeks time for your card design. For more information, contact Mary Anne
Donate Your Vehicle
DSF has partnered with Cars 4 Causes® to process their vehicle donations. Cars 4 Causes® is America’s 1st vehicle donation charity and specializes in turning donated vehicles into cash for your favorite charity. Your donation to Cars 4 Causes® will help raise money for DSF.
DSF E-Wareness Campaign
Join the DSF E-Wareness Campaign. Using social media, we can raise awareness of Dravet syndrome and related epilepsies, while increasing funding for research!
Join us on Social Media
Follow Dravet Syndrome Foundation on Facebook or Twitter and receive updates on research and upcoming events in your area.
Volunteer! In-kind Services Needed
Gifts of Service allow us to stretch our budget further. If you have a special talent and you would like to donate you time, please contact us. Some of the areas where you might be able to help include:
- Annual Report Design & Production
- Brochure Design & Production
- PR Projects
- Social Media
- Gift Cards to offset the cost of office expenses: Staples, Office Max, Wal-Mart, or Target
- Visa or American Express gift cards for travel
- Gift Cards to national restaurants and retailers for fundraising events
- Postage Stamps
- Airline miles for travel
- Hotel points for travel
Other Ways to Help
We at DSF understand that families and friends want to make a difference in the lives of children with Dravet syndrome and associated epilepsies, but often our time and resources are limited. Below are additional ideas that make it easy for you to be a part of our fundraising team. Your support in any amount helps bring us closer to a cure!
DSF’s monthly giving program is an affordable and convenient way to donate. To join DSF’s monthly giving program, please select a monthly or quarterly amount on our online donation form, and DSF will automatically deduct the contribution from your credit or debit card. You will receive a monthly acknowledgement via email for your records. You can cancel at any time by notifying us by phone, mail or email.
Corporate Matching Programs
Many companies offer matching gift programs through which they match the charitable contributions made by their employees. Corporate matching gifts can double or sometimes triple your contribution to DSF. Download our list of corporations that offer charitable gift matching or check with your Human Resources department. If your employer offers this benefit, your Human Resources department will be able to provide you with a matching gift form. Complete this form and mail or email it to:
Dravet Syndrome Foundation
Corporate Matching Program
PO Box 16536
West Haven, CT 06516
We will verify receipt of your gift and return the form to your company, which will then issue a matching gift contribution to DSF. DSF is registered as a tax-exempt public charity by the Internal Revenue Service under Section 501(c)(3). Our tax identification number is 27-0924627.
Shop for a Cure
iGive.com is the first online shopping mall where a portion of each purchase is donated to your favorite cause. Established in 1997 for one purpose: to turn everyday online shopping into donations for worthy causes, at no cost to shoppers or the causes they support. The iGive.com Mall features over 750 top-notch online stores where up to 26% of each purchase is donated to your cause. Go to iGive.com and start shopping. Be sure to choose Dravet Syndrome Foundation as the recipient organization.
GoodSearch is the search engine with a unique social mission. They donate 50% of advertising revenue to the nonprofits and schools selected by its users. GoodSearch is powered by Yahoo, so you get the same great search results. Simply go to GoodSearch.com to start searching today. Be sure to choose Dravet Syndrome Foundation as the recipient organization.
You can directly support the DSF when you buy or sell on eBay, through eBay Giving Works
Donate Auction Items
Wondering how you can support the DSF, without reaching into your wallet? From event tickets to one-of-a-kind vacations, we are always on the look-out for unique, alluring auction items to tempt our guests at our fundraisers. Do you own a vacation home/timeshare, or membership in a golf club or boat club that is the envy of all your friends? Do you have season tickets to major sporting events? Or perhaps you know someone who might be willing to provide an auction item to a great cause and receive some free publicity with our guests in return. The ideas are endless, but you alone might be the missing link to unique items, experiences and adventures! We ask that all donated auction items be new, unused, and with original packaging. And remember, the value of your item or service is fully tax-deductible.
- Retail Gift Cards
- Vacation home/timeshare/hotel stays
- Sporting Event or Concert Tickets
- Autographed items/Memorabilia
- Clothing & Accessories
- Home Decor
- Children’s items
- Unique experiences (TV Set visit, meet & greets, Backyard Makeover packages, etc.)
Please contact Amandato make a donation or for more information.