Once again this year, MSU is partnering with #GivingTuesday for a global day of giving.
When you donate on #GivingTuesday on the MSU Facebook page, your donation may be matched!
Donations received are used to fund our important, patient-centered support, education, advocacy, and assistance programs to help myositis patients live their best possible lives despite limitations.
Donations in the U.S. are tax-deductible.
What is #GivingTuesday?
#GivingTuesday is a global giving movement that has been built by individuals, families, organizations, businesses and communities in all 50 states and in countries around the world.
This year, #GivingTuesday falls on November 27. #GivingTuesday harnesses the collective power of a unique blend of partners to transform how people think about, talk about, and participate in the giving season. It inspires people to take collective action to improve their communities, give back in better, smarter ways to the charities and causes they believe in, and help create a better world. #GivingTuesday demonstrates how every act of generosity counts, and that they mean even more when we give together.
What is #Giving4Myositis?
#Giving4Myositis is the MSU myositis community’s hashtag for Giving Tuesday to help promote awareness of myositis and how myositis patients, care partners, researchers, physicians, nurses, family members, friends, and the public, can give back to MSU to help us continue giving back to the myositis community through education, support, advocacy, access to research, and financial assistance for patients in need.
We know that patients living with a chronic and rare disease, like myositis, want to give, but the exorbitant related healthcare and living expenses may not allow you to give financially.
There are many ways to give. If you are unable to make a financial contribution to MSU, see other ways you can be a part of #Giving4Myositis!
Launch your own fundraiser
Easily create and share your own #Giving4Myositis fundraiser. Be sure to include your story, why you choose MSU, and share the fundraiser, with updates, often with your family and friends.
Join our Crowdrise team
Easily create a fundraiser by joining our team on Crowdrise. Customize the fundraiser with your story and why you choose MSU. Share often and post campaign updates to promote interest.
Make a Donation
Donate for #Giving4Myositis
There are many reasons why donating to MSU is beneficial to you and to our members. First, MSU is an all volunteer-managed organization meaning that the maximum of your donation goes to directly help myositis patients and their care partners. Your donation is tax-deductible in U.S. MSU operates on the donations you provide to create new programs and services, as well as continuing to operate those already in existence. We have many plans for the future, but without funding, they will never be seen.
You can make a difference with a donation as little as $5. Setting up a recurring monthly donation will have an even larger impact.
We are a nonprofit operated by volunteers, founded by Myositis patients for Myositis patients.
The #GivingTuesday fundraiser will go through the end of 2018!
Donate via PayPal Giving Fund
When you donate using the special linked button below using the PayPal Giving Fund, PayPal will not charge any fees.
Donate on our Website
Want to donate and make your donation in honor of or in memory of someone special? Donate on our website using the button below.
Donate by Mail
Make your check or money order payable to MSU and mail to:
MSU, 9125 N. Old State Road
Lincoln, DE 19960
Join the #Unselfie Movement
Part of #GivingTuesday is being unselfish through a focus on giving to organizations that you support and that help others, like MSU. Let’s show the world how unselfish we are as myositis patients by submitting our #Unselfies.
Click on the top image UNelfie image and right-click to save the image. Then edit it by adding why you are supporting MSU. Print and take a photo with the sign. Then follow instructions below. (When taking the photo, try to hide yourself by wearing sunglasses or showing only a part of your face, etc. Be creative.)
Once you have your #Unselfie photo, click below to submit to us for posting on our website and social networking sites. Or, simply email it to us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Shop Amazon Smile
Whether #GivingTuesday, the holidays, or just a regular ole’ shopping day on Amazon, be sure to put a SMILE in front of Amazon!
When you shop this way, Amazon donates a percentage back to MSU helping us with our fundraising efforts. You can just shop as usual and still help MSU!
About Donating Plasma
Did you know it can take up to 1,000 people donating plasma to create one IVIG therapy for one patient for one year? Plasma donation is essential to create treatments for rare diseases such as Polymyositis, Dermatomyositis, and even for Inclusion Body Myositis in some cases.
This detailed video takes viewers through all of the steps a first-time plasma donor would experience during the process of donating lifesaving plasma.