WAYS TO GIVE
Thank you for coming to this page to find out how you can sustain the work of this community and the e-NABLE Movement!
The ENABLE Alliance has been designated by the Internal Revenue Service as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, tax exempt. Your donations are tax deductible.
e-NABLE volunteers usually are self-funded, and shipping costs can cause shock and delays. Your gift can be the difference between people getting devices and access to technology or perpetuating need. Its that simple.
Your return on your investment is huge: touching the lives of people who need the devices ripples out. It reaches family and friends, the community where they live and work. It changes us, the community that learns and grows every time we collaborate with need-knowers and device users to make the next device better than the one that came before.
The e-NABLE community engages in distance learning, makes multimedia materials, advances community research and development, makes open source devices and gives them away for free. Maria Esquela, Ivan Owen and others created the Enable Alliance to sustain and grow the resources for the whole community, including the website at the heart of our community: www.enablingthefuture. org. We also would like to serve as a fiscal sponsor if possible, and pass through the entire contribution received to the donors’ intended project.
Together we can help more people faster, share the knowledge and feedback that grows our skills, and nurture professional and emerging scientists in our community.
Designate e-NABLE Alliance and Keep On Keeping On
When you shop at smile.amazon.com, 0.5% of your purchase is matched and donated to the charity of your choice. For every $5000 spent by people who designate us, we will get about $25. For a crowdsourcing community, we can see the power of what we do together, even as others leave money on the table because it is too little to them.
If you are not already an Amazon Smile member, please sign up at smile.amazon.com and select your favorite charity to start generating donations, at no cost to you.
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.
Volunteering time is donating.
You can give your time.
Using the hours log to report your gift of time will help us show the outreach and impact of the community and apply for matching funds for the projects you make possible.
Donate in-kind materials and services.
If you would like to calculate the value of the time you donate, please complete the area of the form that identifies your hourly rate for in-kind service.
In-Kind Material Donations
There are other in-kind donations that are very helpful.
Travel Points and Sponsorship: One key item on our wishlist for airline miles is bringing recipients and volunteers together for more detailed in-person measurement, design, construction and fitting. Travel sponsorships help families get to camps and other events in e-NABLE and for people with limb differences, magnifying your support by also helping self-advocates become trusted ambassadors to other people with limb differences. Donating travel points also brings speakers to the community for special training and consultation.
Wishlists, gift cards: If you would like to donate material goods, contact to coordinate and obtain a receipt and recognition; we may ask you to donate directly to a project or location where your donation is urgently needed rather than delay aid and add to our carbon footprint burning fuel in shipping twice.
Please see our wishlist of supplies and gift cards for various programs, donate by shopping from our Amazon wish list.
In-kind donations can be time on a 3d printer, translation and data visualization assistance, or access to a meeting space. Please contact [email protected] with details.As you clean up, downsize or upgrade, you can make in-kind contributions:
- Devices completed or in progress,
- 3D Printers, Scanners, Laptops,
- Filament, Tools, Shipping Materials, and Materials
In other regions we can direct donations to distribution hubs for computers, scanners, printers. Please contact CampENABLE@ gmail.com for more information.
Please direct in-kind donations to:
eNABLE Living Classroom
SUNY Polytechnic Institute
College of Engineering
ATTN Robert Payne
100 Seymour Ave.
Utica, NY 13502
If you are in the United States and are interested in donating cars, boats or rv’s, please give through:
Established in 1996, The Original 1-800-Charity Cars, www.800CharityCars.org (Charity Cars, Inc. DBA: 1-800-Charity Cars, Free Charity Cars), is a 501(C) (3) non-profit organization, and the first charity of its kind in the nation. With the mission “To engage in activities that will uplift humanity”, the organization’s main focus is to provide free donated vehicles to assist struggling families in their transition from dependency to self-sufficiency. You can join us in our mission by donating a car using our online car donation form. It picks up cars-running or not, tows away in 24-48 hours for free-nationwide, passes on to the charity 100% of the value of the vehicle and gives free vehicles away. 100% of your donation is tax deductible.
A small portion of your donation will be used to pay for Paypal’s processing.
Network for Good: Support Device Recipients and Candidates at Camp eNABLE
Celebrate the e-NABLE community and movement and consider targeted giving on e-NABLE’s own crowdfunding platform. e-NABLE Alliance is committed to holding more recipient oriented events as part of its Camp e-NABLE programming. We have partnered with Different Heroes, which also tracks device recipient feedback and outcomes while preserving the privacy of device users and their families.
Designating support for Camp e-NABLE directly helps device candidates and recipients who make their own assistive device, and people who need access to technology and mentors to make a device to give someone who needs it – all in the context of collaborating together with advisors and trained staff, and enjoying camp fun. It also helps the families of children with limb differences to enjoy fun activities that are also functional tests and ways to develop workforce skills in service projects.
Make Your Own Campaign
We Network for Good to launch our own giving campaigns and help members of the community find their voice. You can tell your own story and launch your own challenges and fundraising campaigns and updates, too. As a 501(c)3, we can act as your fiscal sponsor, collecting tax deductible donations on your behalf. You can continue to update your page with pictures and text to update people following your progress and your work.
Network for Good pages make it easy to direct and customize giving. Individuals and chapters can post needs, describe activities, research projects or workgroups, chapter development or mission trips. After their page is reviewed and approved, they can link to their crowdfunding campaign.
If you would like to tell your own story and have your own giving challenge, follow step-by step prompts and editing templates of text. Create links you can share with others. You can also generate a quick code to embed your campaign elsewhere on the web.
Donors can give any amount on a one-time or recurring basis.
Please consider recurring giving, because this helps with planning projects and directing support to the areas you are concerned about:
- The general fundraising effort for the Enable Alliance
- Support for Christian Silva and Fabrilab in Bogota, Columbia.
- RJ’s Plantation, Florida Mission Project in India
- During Giving Tuesday and this holiday season, our eNABLE Alliance campaign supports our partnership with Different Heroes and Camp e-NABLE Programs.
Network for Good will retain 3% of the donation as a processing fee.
FACEBOOK: MAKE A PERSONAL GIVING CAMPAIGN
Facebook users can create their own campaigns for e-NABLE on Facebook. You can do this at anytime, but you may notice prompts for Giving Tuesday, birthdays, etc. You can select The Alliance for Project-Based Learning Solutions, DBA E-NABLE Alliance as your charity. Donations are tax deductible and can be directed according to the giver’s wishes.
Wire Transfers: our routing number is 052001633. Our account number is 4460 0384 8840.
Donors will need the following information:
Organization Name: Alliance for Project Based Learning Solutions, Inc.
Incorporation Information: Incorporated in Baltimore, Maryland, June 2017
Trade Name: e-NABLE Alliance / Enable Alliance / ENABLE ALLIANCE
Board Members: Maria Esquela, Ivan Owen, Peter Binkley, Janet Fofang, Tracye Johnson
Checks can be sent to:
The Enable Alliance
5305 Village Center Drive, Suite 206
Columbia, MD 21044