When we announced our 2018 Goals & Objectives some five weeks ago, we were fully aware of some challenging tasks that we'd be taking on, challenging due to the manpower AND financial resources they will require in order to be achieved. But we remain unfazed and it is with that mentality that we're announcing the launch of NorCal SCI's major fundraising drive.
Fundraising can be complex and because of the hundreds of members of the SCI community that we have met over the years and knowing the challenges that many of them face, the funds we raise will help a lot of people. More importantly, it will demonstrate that with more funding, more services and more resources can be offered to help this community solve many of their challenges.
NorCal Spinal Cord Injury Foundation (NorCal SCI) is a non-profit corporation and tax-deductible donations are accepted under under section 501(c)(3) of the US Internal Revenue Code.
Here are a few ways you can make a contribution
1. By credit card: Use our secured online donation page.
2. By check (this is our preferred method as there are no Credit Card Processing Fees)
Please make your check payable to "NorCal SCI." Send it to:
696 N. Santa Cruz Ave.
Los Gatos, CA 95030
3. Employer Matches - Many companies offer matching of charitable contributions by their employees. Your money can go much farther when you take advantage of this program as typically, employers match dollar-for-dollar your contribution. The $500 you contribute means $1,000 to NorCal SCI. Please contact your company's HR/Benefits department and ask them if they offer this program. If so, please designate your contribution to Valley Medical Center Foundation (they are our sponsors for this employer match program) but make sure you identify NorCal SCI as the beneficiary so VMCF will direct the funds to us.
If you use this method, please also email us at firstname.lastname@example.org so that we can ensure the correct processing of your donation.
Some employers may require the following information in order to match employee contributions:
Organization Name: NorCal Spinal Cord Injury Foundation
Address: 696 N. Santa Cruz Ave, Los Gatos CA95030
Phone: 408 458 9863
Web Site Address: http://www.norcalsci.org
4. Become an Angel Investor
Any family or individual who contributes $1,000 or more will be listed on our Angel Investors Board. Founded in May 2017 and incorporated in September 2017, we are in every sense a Startup and we rely heavily on our Angel Investors to fund our venture. Who else can offer an ROI of knowing that our Angels are making a real difference in the Northern California Spinal Cord Injury Community?
Our final word: please take the time to think about the maximum amount you can donate. Think about the people you know who you can share this with and recruit them to join this cause and help us meet our financial goals. If you have any doubts, take a look at what we accomplished in eight short months in 2017 since we launched our organization. With appropriate funding, our 2018 goals can be accomplished.
Thank you for your encouragement and support.
Nick, Franklin, Carl