Consider donating to existing programs
It is important to remember in times like this the epilepsy does not stop for COVID-19, and neither do our services. Consider donating to one of our existing charitable gifts to ensure we are able to continue to support our vulnerable population through this difficult time:
Because We Care | Hospital Stay Packages
With the gift of a Because We Care package, you will provide a family with essential items (and a couple of items just for fun) to make a hospital stay more manageable for both a child undergoing treatment and their families, ensuring they can focus on what is most important – their medical care.
Gift Cards for a Family in Need
Making the decision between purchasing medication, or paying for rent and groceries should never be a choice a family has to make. Your donation of $25.00 could purchase a gift card needed to provide food, everyday essential items, or assist with transportation costs to medical appointments for a family in need.
Host a Third-Party Fundraiser
We have proven in the past that the power of our community is incredible when we work together. While Epilepsy Durham Region has had to cancel our in-person events, consider hosting your own virtual event to make a significant impact in the lives of people with epilepsy.
Our comprehensive Events Toolkit walks you through how to set up an event an directs you to an online platform to make it happen. Now is the time to stay connected, and share our voice.
• Virtual Dance-a-thon
• Pledged Walk for Epilepsy
• Challenge Events (think the ‘Ice Bucket Challenge’ but less chilly and more safe)
We can’t stress enough the importance of stay connected through difficult times. Share with us your challenges, triumphs, fears, and positive thoughts. We want to hear ideas from you! So engage in our social posts, email us, and give us a call. We are all in this together!