You Can Help in So Many Ways!!
You can help AAFA MD-Greater DC Chapter in a variety of ways that will support our education, information and referral programs, including our support of research initiatives. Every contribution is 100 percent tax deductible.
For over 25 years our chapter has been the provider of patient-centered information available to all residents of Maryland and the Greater DC area (including part of suburban Virginia).
Here are a few ways that you can help right away:
- Make a Secure Donation Online
- Donate a Used Vehicle or Boat
- Gifts Commemorating an Individual
- Donate Through Your Workplace
- Host Your Own Fundraiser
- Planned Giving
Make a Secure Donation Online
PayPal is the easy, safe way to to place your online donations. Click the “PayPal Donate” button to place your online donation.
AAFA MD–DC Chapter accepts donations of most vehicles. You can reach the Vehicle Donation Program by calling 1-866-628-2277.
It’s easy. Vehicles For Charity will handle all the paperwork and with proper title and registration, your vehicle will be picked up within just a few days.
Our representatives can answer all of your questions about the program and begin processing your donation. Also, we have answers to the most frequently asked questions below for your convenience.More…
Frequently Asked Questions:
What can I donate?
You can donate most any vehicle, including cars, trucks, boats, motorcycles and recreational vehicles. They do not have to be currently running. Your vehicle donation will be sold at an auction or to salvage depending on condition.
Is my donation tax-deductible?
Yes, AAFA MD-Greater DC Chapter is a non-profit organization and all donations qualify as a charitable deduction on your federal income tax return.
What do I need to donate my car?
The title to the car must be in your name. We will also need some information about where the car is located and the condition of the car. This will assist us in scheduling appropriate towing arrangements.
Will you pick up my car?
A towing company will call you to schedule the pick-up of your vehicle. You will need to give the driver the keys to the vehicle as well as your signed title.
How is the value of my car determined?
The IRS allows you to take a charitable tax deduction on your federal income tax form equal to the amount the vehicle sells for at auction unless it sells for less than $500. If your vehicle sells for less than $500 you may deduct no more than $500. If your vehicle sells for more than $500, you will need to include the IRS form 1098C. Vehicles for Charity will supply this documentation after your vehicle sells. We recommend you consult your tax advisor with questions about your deduction.
AAFA MD-Greater DC Chapter has partnered with Vehicles For Charity to process donated vehicles. Just call 1-866-628-2277 they will answer any other questions you may have and make arrangements to pick up your donation.
Other frequently asked questions
If you would like to know more about donating your vehicle, please click this link for a list of additional frequently asked questions, or contact our representatives by phone at 1-866-628-2277.
Gifts Commemorating an Individual
The most difficult calls the chapter receives are those in which a family member reports losing a loved one to asthma or anaphylactic shock. We join in the collective feelings of profound sorrow and work with the bereaved to find suitable ways to acknowledge the memory of their loved one. In lieu of flowers, many families wish to designate the chapter as the recipient of memorials gifts. More…
Gifts of this nature can be made via mail or for your convenience we invite you to use the PayPal donation button on this site. Please be so kind as to contact us to provide the family’s contact information so we can notify them of your Memorial Gift.
In Honor of an Individual
Anyone can make a gift in honor of an individual’s birthday, graduation, or ‘just because’. Please provide contact information and we will send a special card to your special person to let them know of your generosity. Gifts can be made via mail or through the PayPal donation button on this site. Be sure to provide all relevant details.
Weddings, Parties & Occasions
You can honor your guests and your special day by making a contribution to the AAFA MD-Greater DC Chapter in lieu of traditional party favors.
The chapter will provide an announcement template for you to use to announce your gift these can be mailed or serve as table tents). There are also additional party favor options available.
Please contact the chapter at email firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss a donation in lieu of an occasion gift or to discuss party favor options.
Donate Through Your Workplace
Designate Your Campaign Gift
Please consider designating your work place campaign pledge gift to AAFA MD-Greater DC Chapter.
Many companies and businesses conduct work place campaigns through a variety campaign structures. Oftentimes with work place campaigns, an employee is encouraged to make a general gift that is not designated to a particular agency’s mission. Sometimes the employee is not given the list of approved charities to which they can designate a gift.
It is your right to designate your gift to an approved agency. If you feel strongly about our chapter’s mission and its work over the past thirty years, we encourage you to designate your campaign pledge by naming the chapter and using the campaign codes listed below (please note, these change each year).
|Combined Federal Campaigns||72930|
|Frederick PRIVATE Sector||33|
|Frederick County/City CCC||0506|
|Maryland Charity Campaign (MCC)||521160896|
|United Way of Central Maryland||19|
|United Way of Charles County||AAFAMD|
|United Way of the National Capitol Area||Designate "Asthma & Allergy Foundation MD-DC Chapter"|
Please be sure to specify the Asthma & Allergy Foundation of America, Maryland-DC Chapter campaign code when designating your pledge.
Please rest assured that your online transaction will be safe and secure. You can also mail your donation to the following address:
- Asthma & Allergy Foundation of America
Maryland-Greater DC Chapter
- 1777 Reisterstown Road
Baltimore, MD 21208
- Phone: (410) 484-2054
- Fax: (410) 484-2043
- Email: email@example.com
Get Your Work Place Involved
The Chapter has ongoing and one-time volunteer opportunities that serve as a great team building event for your employee group. Whether it be hosting a ‘Brown Bag’ luncheon education session, or installing a newly donated window air conditioning unit to a needy family, your volunteers can be serve in a multitude of ways.
Work teams usually donate a minimum number of hours during a specific calendar period. For details or to discuss the possibilities and the interests of your employee team, please contact the chapter office at 410-484-2054 OR email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Host Your Own Fundraiser
Many civic organizations, friendship groups and church mission committee groups come to us interested in hosting a fundraiser, the benefits of which will help support the work of the chapter. We welcome such inquiries and past efforts have met with consideration success. More…
Whether it’s a unique event like our Annual Trike-A-Thon or a more traditional event like a gala, a home jewelry party, or a walk, the chapter has information and event kits from ‘model’ programs our volunteers have successfully help, that make hosting an event easier. Please contact the office to discuss your group’s ideas – 410-484-2054.
Independent auxiliary circles of volunteers have held successful Trike-A-Thon fundraisers in Maryland, raising between $3,000 and $10,000 in donations for the AAFA MD-DC Chapter.
Coordination with the chapter is essential in the planning and execution of such an event. The Chapter assists with event insurance, prizes and coordination if needed. A special kit is available to interested individuals or groups.
Pre-School and school settings are ideal. However, the event can be held anywhere that has a gym floor, running track, large parking lot, or other large flat surface.
Children bring their own bikes. A special category can be set up for older children with two-wheelers. Every child receives a “medal.” Children are not rewarded for their speed, they are rewarded for their philanthropic participation, number of pledges, and number of laps around the track.
It is a wonderful and adorable event and a great way to get very young children interested in philanthropy.
Please call 410-484-2054 if you are interested in exploring the possibility of your group holding this event for the chapter.
Sometimes a group begins with a single effort and it becomes so rewarding that the group continues its efforts on behalf of the chapter for subsequent years. We call this an Auxiliary Group of the chapter to formalize the connection. An Auxiliary Group receives additional staff time in planning and publicizing an event to benefit the chapter’s mission and work. An Auxiliary Group can begin with an event or with sponsorship of a forma educational Support Group in their area. It is our hope that many new groups will evolve into the future. Please call if you are interested in being an auxiliary in your area: 410-484-2054.
The chapter would like to you to consider a charitable bequest to AAFA MD-Greater DC Chapter and to include the parameters of such a gift in your will or trust documents. Such a structured bequest can benefit the chapter’s mission into the next twenty-five years, as well as avoid significant tax penalties for your heirs. More…
The federal estate tax can take approximately 40 percent of your estate at the time of death unless estate planning steps are taken and made part of a will or trust. A financial planner and/or trust attorney should be consulted to determine your best course of action. The chapter is a 501(c)(3) organization under the IRS tax code and eligible to receive tax deductible gifts of appreciated stock or other assets and gifts of cash.
The chapter can provide information on life income gifts such as charitable remainder unitrusts or charitable remainder annuity trusts, which actually provide more than five percent in annual income to you while offering you the opportunity to make a gift to the Chapter. Please contact the chapter office if you would like more information: 410-484-2054.
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