#Give4Myositis Year-End Campaign is live
We are a nonprofit built with and that operates on a lot of $5 and $10 donations. A $5 donation makes a huge impact, so proudly make a $5 donation if that is what you are able to do. Give 5 with Pride!
There are also many other ways you can give.
- Give of your time as a volunteer;
- Give financially to support the work we do at MSU for myositis patients and caregivers;
- Donate plasma, or encourage a friend or family member to donate plasma;
- Give your time to provide support to someone newly diagnosed with myositis.
We can all choose to give. You will be glad you did. Giving feels good.
Support MSU and myositis patients in creative ways
Did you know you can earn donations for MSU?
Many of us living with myositis did a lot of online shopping prior to the COVID-19 pandemic. Aside from the obvious convenience, online shopping can be a necessity for those who require assistive devices, not to mention the pain and fatigue. Why not take your online shopping to another level and you earn donations for MSU?
We have joined with several online programs where a percentage of your purchases are donated to MSU, with no increase in cost or any fees. Each program is different, so be sure to read the terms and privacy policies. We highly recommend Amazon Smile and the Round Up app (see below)!
Shop Amazon Smile
The “Mac Daddy” of online shopping, but instead of using the Amazon.com link, use Smile.Amazon.com. Click the link, register Myositis Support and Understanding as your selected charity and continue to use Smile.Amazon.com for automatic contributions to MSU.
UPDATE: The Amazon smartphone app now allows Smile purchases. Below is information on how to enable this, directly from Amazon:
Open the app and find ‘Settings’ in the main menu (☰). Tap on ‘AmazonSmile’ and follow the on-screen instructions to turn on AmazonSmile on your phone.
Donate your change to MSU
Use the Round Up app and automatically donate the change from your rounded up debit or credit card purchases to Myositis Support and Understanding Association. You have full control. Set the minimum and maximum monthly amounts and privacy settings. This is an easy way to automatically donate and help continue supporting the patient-centered work we do.
If you are doing web searches, why not use Goodsearch who will give Myositis Support and Understanding a penny for each search you do.
Looking for deals and coupons? Register with GoodShop, who will send you a confirmation email, chose “select your cause” and search for Myositis Support and Understanding, then find and use coupons for just about anything.
Download the app for easy smartphone and tablet shopping!
Shop using iGive
Like with the popular Amazon Smile program, you can shop at 1000’s of popular stores when you register and download the iGive icon on your computer’s browser and get an app for your smartphone or tablet. Donation percentages through iGive.com are often higher than with Amazon Smile.
When you shop as you normally would and the store is an iGive store, Myositis Support and Understanding will receive a store donation based upon a percentage of your purchase.
Shop with WeCare.com
Your We-Care.com account unlocks donations and deals at over 2,700 merchants.
Shop and browse as you normally would, and we’ll let you know when you can earn a donation or save money on the brands you love!
Just sign up for an account, add the browser plugin, and then shop as you normally would.
Not only will merchants provide us with a percentage of your purchase (no fees to you or us), some actually donate up to 25% of your purchase amount to us.
One of the featured merchants we have selected is Medical Supply Depot!
Review MSU on GreatNonprofits
If you love the work we are doing then tell the world! Stories about us from people like you will help us make an even bigger impact in our community.
GreatNonprofits – the #1 source of nonprofit stories and feedback – is honoring highly regarded nonprofits with their 2019 Top-Rated List.
Won’t you help us raise visibility for our work by posting a brief story of your experience with us? All content will be visible to potential donors and volunteers. It’s easy and only takes 2 minutes!
Review MSU on Facebook
Facebook is where we began in 2010 and where many of our members and supporters stood beside us and challenged us to be better.
You can leave a review of Myositis Support and Understanding Association (MSU) publicly on our Facebook page.
These reviews are important to help us better our day-to-day management plus these reviews can help other myositis patients and caregivers find the same patient-centered nonprofit organization that we hope has helped you.
Create a Fundraiser
Create a fundraiser on Facebook or on our partner platform. And, hosting an event, like the Empower Walk or EmpoweRun 5K, can raise a lot of needed money and awareness.
We are an all-volunteer nonprofit. If you are passionate about helping those with myositis we could use your help. Check out some of the volunteer opportunities and apply.