Effortless Ways To Make a Difference
We understand that these are tough economic times for many, and not everyone is in a position to donate monetarily or even donate their time to volunteer, especially with the extra medical-related expenses and limited income restrictions we often incur, as well as the lack of energy, pain, and weakenss.
So, aside from direct donations, volunteering, and other traditional ways to help a nonprofit, we have created and joined many sites you can use to help use earn donations. Most of them simply require you to sign up, add a safe browser extension, and then when you shop online through a merchant that is a part of the program, we get a percentage back from your purchases. And, there are NO additional fees!
One of the featured merchants we have selected is Medical Supply Depot!
We Care, one of the most impactful programs
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.
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.
NOTE: The Amazon smartphone app does not allow for Smile purchases. You will need to go to your device’s browser and type in the Smile.Amazon.com.
Sell on eBay for Charity
Sell items on eBay? Register Myositis Support and Understanding as your nonprofit of choice, and eBay will make contributions based upon your sales.
Shop with iGive.com
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. 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, Save, and Earn for MSU on Goodshop.com
Looking for 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!
Search the web using GoodSearch.com
If you are doing web searches, why not use GoodSearch who will give Myositis Support and Understanding a penny for each search you do.
Donate via the PayPal Giving Fund
Your donation will be processed and disbursed to MSU by the PayPal Giving Fund, an IRS-registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization (Federal Tax ID: 45-0931286). You will receive a tax receipt for your gift, and thanks to PayPal’s support, 100% of your donation will reach Myositis Support and Understanding Association.
More about the program above
Shopping online has become an increasingly popular way to shop and extremely helpful for those of us who have physical limitations. Thankfully, many online shopping sites donate to specific, registered nonprofit organizations, which is based upon your purchases and at no additional cost to you.
These are companies many of us shop with on a regular basis, like Amazon.com, PayPal, and Ebay. And iGive and Good Shop are linked to literally thousands of the most popular online stores like Kohl’s, JC Penney, Wal-Mart, and Walgreens. They also have many “not-so-known” online shops included as well so you can search around for the best product and price.
In addition, we are registered with Good Search which will give us a penny for each web search you do! That’s right, you can earn money for us just by searching the web!
MSU has registered with a number of sites which make these donations. All you have to do is register one time for each and a small portion of your future purchases will automatically be directed to MSU. Yes, it is small, but with the participation of a substantial group of online shoppers, these contributions will add up to help us with our programs.
Help support MSU with donations and your time
Of course, there are more traditional ways you can help support MSU. Make a financial contribution, volunteer your time, and shop our store for Myositis Gear! Learn more below.
Volunteers are priceless! Giving your time to help us is rewarding and fun! Sign up to be a volunteer today and get involved in all aspects of MSU’s plans. We appreciate anyone who can give us his or her time.
Join our email updates and newsletter
Subscribe to our general myositis-related email updates. If you are a member of MSU, you will automatically recieve these updates and there is no need to subscribe here. To register for your free MSU membership and access to The Myositis Community Network, visit UnderstandingMyositis.org/register