How You Can
am but one person; but simply because I can not do everything, it will not
stop me from doing that which I can."
are many, many ways in which each of us as individuals can help.
Every thing that you do, big or small, has an impact of such large
proportion that you will never be able to see the final results. Every person that you help can then
reach out and help others, like ripples spreading from the impact of a
single small stone. Don't be discouraged by the size of the task in
front of us-just do your small part. All the parts around the
world will come together as a whole-and a difference has been made!
Ways To Help:
is a wonderful website that raises money for SMA Support simply
by people shopping on-line! The more people who go through IGive
to purchase their products on-line, the more money is donated to SMA
Support to help these families. Anything that you would normally purchase can be purchased
through IGive. They have links to drugstores, bookstores, pet stores, music stores, toy stores, tool stores, clothing
stores-all brand names and all secure on-line purchasing. You will only have to sign up once, and from there on
out, it's all about shopping!
To get started, just click on
the button and start shopping for a cure:
person has the capability to do any kind of fundraiser-the possibilities
are limitless! Following are several examples of fundraisers, big
and small, that have raised money to find a cure for SMA:
or jars set up in approved public places
sponsorships-most businesses need a tax write-off. Ask them!
local malls to donate the change from their fountains.
stores to donate the change from their bubblegum, candy, toy
Dances with prizes
Spread the Word:
of the most important impacts you could have on finding a cure for SMA
it to tell people about it! The more people that know that
thousands of children are dying every year, the more likely that
something will be done about it! There are many simple and
painless ways to spread the word about SMA:
people to this or other SMA websites so they can see for themselves.
your family and friends about IGive and ask them to pass it on!
information and write an article and submit it to a newspaper.
and answer people's questions about it.
your personal websites to a website about SMA.
your local media to do a "human interest" story on an SMA
you attend, include SMA children in your prayer requests at church.
if your company/union know that their United Way contributions may also
go for SMA.
just a tiny sampling of the things that you can do to make a difference-and each
of these can be modified in any way that your imagination can take
you! For more ideas on fundraisers, places to donate the money you
raise, or advice on how to get started on one, feel free to
Money: Not everyone has the
time or ability to do fundraisers, shop on-line, or write letters.
So...following are the websites, both personal and business, of people
dedicating their time, money, and lives to fighting and curing SMA once and
find your niche, your way of adding that one little part that will complete
the whole-the cure for SMA. This cure is SO CLOSE!!
save our children!