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Use Your State Income Tax Form to Help Those with MS

One Small Mark Makes a Big Difference

Improve the quality of life and ensure continued independence for Wisconsinites diagnosed with MS by making a donation to multiple sclerosis on your Wisconsin income tax form. Every dollar donated through the form stays in Wisconsin to help with MS afford: 
  • Bathroom grab bars, wheelchair ramps, wheelchair lifts, widened doorways and other home modifications that maintain independence
  • Modifications to make vehicles wheelchair accessible
  • Exercise therapy to maintain strength and mobility, and improve balance/stability
  • Orthotic equipment to improve walking
  • Adaptive computer software
  • Air conditioners to reduce the impact of the summer heat
A three-year average of $50,000 is needed beginning with 2015 donations for multiple sclerosis
to remain in Wisconsin’s tax check-off donation program. Your donation through your state income tax form will help those with MS maintain their independence and improve their quality of life, and also help ensure multiple sclerosis remains part of the program for years to come.
 
Make Your Mark for MS
  1. Designate a donation for multiple sclerosis on your Wisconsin state income tax form (look for the “Donations” section), or ask your tax preparer to add it for you.
  2. Ask EVERYONE you know to do the same. If just $5 is donated through state tax forms each year for every person in Wisconsin known to be diagnosed with MS, it will be more than enough to keep multiple sclerosis in the tax check-off program and help hundreds of people annually.
  3. Download and post this poster or flier to encourage others in your community to give.
Who have these donations helped?
 
Nearly $69,000 was donated to multiple sclerosis through Wisconsin’s state tax check-off program for the 2015 tax year, and nearly $70,000 the year before that. Those dollars make sure the financial assistance is available for Wisconsinites with MS who need it – people like Jon S., a substitute teacher who received assistance to purchase a motorized travel scooter that would help him maneuver school hallways, and Debi L., who was able to have a new door installed at home that would make it easier for her to leave the house in her wheelchair. 
 
All applications are reviewed and approved by a committee of individuals who have MS themselves, ensuring that every dollar donated is spent to help those in true need.
 
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