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Donate to the Society on your income tax form.

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 you donate through your tax form stays in Wisconsin to provide: 
  • Bathroom grab bars, wheelchair ramps, wheelchair lifts and other home modifications that aid in client independence
  • Wider doorways to make homes wheelchair accessible
  • Modifications to make vehicles accessible
  • Exercise therapy to maintain strength and mobility, and improve balance/stability
  • Orthotic equipment to improve walking ability
  • Adaptive computer software 
  • Air conditioner units to reduce the impact of the summer heat
Funding through this program is at risk of being cut permanently unless a minimum amount of $75,000 is raised for MS through tax donations for the 2014 income year.
 
Don’t let that happen!
  1. Designate a donation for multiple sclerosis on your 2014 Wisconsin state income tax form (look for the “Donations” section). 
  2. Ask EVERYONE you know to do the same. If $7.50 was donated for every person in Wisconsin known to be diagnosed with MS, more than the required amount would be raised.
  3. Ask your tax preparer to share this information with others.
  4. Download and post this flier to encourage others in your community to give.
Who have these donations helped?
 
More than $72,000 was donated for the 2012 tax year. Less than $58,000 was donated for the 2013 tax year. Although the amount is declining, the needs are increasing. Please give through your 2014 tax year form to make sure the financial assistance is available for Wisconsinites with MS who need it – people like …
 
Substitute teacher Jon S., who received assistance to purchase a motorized travel scooter to help him maneuver school hallways.
 
Brenda B. from Eagle River, who received assistance to install an in-home motorized lift so she won’t have to take the stairs on her crutches.
 
Tammie H. from the Green Bay area, who received assistance to participate in hippotherapy sessions that improved her walking ability.
 
Robert A. from Janesville, who received assistance to install a wheelchair ramp at his home. Now he can go outside again.
 
Chrissy A. from the Waukesha area, who overcame depression and improved her balance with specialized exercise classes provided by financial assistance.
 
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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