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"I long to accomplish a great and noble task, but it is my chief duty to accomplish small tasks as if they were great and noble.    When we do the best we can, we never know what miracle is wrought in our life, or in the life of another."  Helen Keller


There are many ways (most of them painless) to help with fundraising:

*United Way--select "other" on your form and specify "Spinal Muscular Atrophy".  If you have a local chapter, use that address, otherwise use the national address. 

* here can donate up to 15% of your purchases to SMA

*give up one meal a month and donate that to SMA

*hold a yard sale, bake sale, car wash, kissing booth etc etc ETC

*have an "a-thon" and get pledges

*use the So Many Angels campaign

*sell SMA merchandize

*sell luminaries (contact me, I have them!)

* will donate money to SMA for every purchase. (Access it through or

* I am selling books on to earn money for SMA

* I am also selling "dammit" and "dang it" dolls.  Contact me if you are interested!


Public education is also important.  The more people we can acquaint with SMA, the better our chances of enlisting their help in fund raising for this great cause!

*write letters to the editors in your area

*suggest a show to your local channels--great human interest story here!

*hold an event with media present

*email everyone you know and ask for help spreading the word

*call/write/email all talk show hosts and request a show on SMA

*Grant Writing.  There are thousands of grants out there, but FSMA or any other non profit organization just doesn't have the personnel to address them all.  But any help would be appreciated!

Thank you for your help.  it is more appreciated than you know!

"It is better to light one candle than to curse the darkness"     Eleanor Roosevelt



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