Ways to Donate
The AJ Foundation relies on the generosity and support of individuals and organizations who share their passion to help enrich the lives of children and adults with autism.
The majority of donations are used to help offset the operational expenses and to facilitate the growth and expansion of The Comprehensive Learning Center (CLC), our non-profit private school that provides education, service, and training for individuals with autism. A lesser portion of the proceeds help support the AJ Foundation’s continued efforts to educate the public about autism and the most effective methods of teaching individuals with autism. The AJ Foundation historically donates over 98% of all net proceeds from its fundraising activities to CLC.
In addition to participating in fundraising events, there are a variety of ways you can make a tax deductible contribution:
2017 Annual Drive Campaign – Help Us Move!
Our Annual Drive Campaign is done each winter and consists of mailing holiday cards to the 6,500+ AJ Foundation and CLC supporters, requesting donations at this special time of year.
Please click here for more information about our 2017 Annual Drive Campaign – Help Us Move!
If you would like to make a direct donation to our organization, please send us a check made payable to:
The AJ Foundation
P.O. Box 234
Wycombe, PA 18980
Online credit card donations are also possible by visiting our secure donation page.
Sponsor an Event
Sponsoring an event is a great way for companies to show the community their support, get public recognition, drive retail traffic and build community networks while helping the AJ Foundation meet its critical fundraising goals. We hold five major fundraisers each year that provide sponsorship opportunities. In addition to financial support, sponsorships can include donations of equipment, event prizes and other products and services. Call or email us today with your questions or suggestions on how your organization can benefit from becoming an official AJ Foundation sponsor.
Employer Sponsored Campaigns and Gift Matching
United Way Donations: If you (or your employer) participate in the annual United Way campaign, you can designate The AJ Foundation as your preferred donation recipient. Recruitment of co-workers, or family members/friends of a participating organization, is a good and easy way to get donations for the foundation through these campaigns as well. AJF will provide the proper information for the United Way pledge form. Often, employers will match the contribution dollar for dollar.
Employer Sponsored Campaigns – Similar to the United Way Campaign, employers sponsor their own gift giving campaigns which provide employees the opportunity to donate to their favorite charity. Simply request that the AJ Foundation be added to the list of charitable organizations to pick from during these gift giving campaigns.
Employer Gift Matching – Many companies match employees’ donations to charitable events and organizations. Please inquire if your employer, or those of your family and friends, provide this type of funding opportunity.
Online Retail Donations
Good Search – Shop online (www.goodsearch.com) with well-known retailers and a portion of your purchase is automatically donated to The AJ Foundation. Simply click on Goodshop for a list of stores, choose the store and make a purchase. Enjoy the many discounts offered on this site. Don’t forget to select The AJ Foundation as your charity of choice.
Amazon Smile – Shop online (www.smile.amazon.com) and Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of your purchases to The AJ Foundation. Don’t forget to select The AJ Foundation when you visit their site.
The AJ Foundation continually explores grant-writing opportunities as another means of raising funds for the continued growth and expansion of CLC’s program. If you have contacts with a foundation, charitable trust, or company that awards grant money to organizations, please let us know.
The AJ Foundation is set up to receive stock donations. These donations are greatly appreciated and enable a donor to:
- Avoid all capital gains tax on the appreciated portion of the stock;
- Qualify for tax deductions equal to the stock’s full fair-market value;
- Make a larger gift than may not otherwise be possible.
It is our policy to liquidate and sell stock when it is received. The resultant funds will be deposited directly into our stock brokerage account at Wells Fargo Bank. Please contact us for directions on how transfer stock donations. You will receive a detailed acknowledgment of your donation once all transactions have been completed.
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The official registration and financial information of The AJ Foundation For Children with Autism may be obtained from the Pennsylvania Department of State by calling toll free 1-800-732-0999. Registration does not imply endorsement.