Because of the complexity of Turner Syndrome (TS) and the regular medical attention it demands, the Turner Syndrome Foundation (TSF) cannot work alone. We work alongside our business supporters both within and outside the TS community, fostering happier and healthier lives for those with TS. TSF also acknowledges the generous donations from individuals, corporate grants, and others. Without them, our work would not be possible.
The Importance of Supporting TSF
Turner Syndrome (TS) is a genetic condition that affects 1 in every 2,000 female births. From diagnosis on, many individuals with TS require lifelong, specialized care to help them overcome their challenges. TSF’s mission is to support the TS community in their fight for improved healthcare and gender equality by providing them resources they need to overcome their challenges.
Read below to learn about some important businesses supporting our causes of gender equality and equitable healthcare. You also will learn how to help them!
TSF Business Supporter #1: See's Candies
See’s Candies is a company from California that has produced delicious chocolate gifts and candy treats for over 100 years. It is a family-run business dedicated to continuing its ancestors’ legacy with the motto: Quality Without Compromise.
The See’s family gives back to the TS community through its Yum-Raising storefront to raise awareness and support TSF.
To shop for quality chocolate and candy confections online while supporting our mission, look no further! When you buy sweet treats from the TSF storefront, a portion of your purchase will be donated to TSF.
TSF Business Supporter #2: Amazon Smile
When you shop at Amazon Smile instead of Amazon’s main site, Amazon donates 0.5% of your purchase to TSF with no extra cost to you. Both sites offer the same items at the same cost, but with Amazon Smile, you will simultaneously be helping the charity of your choice! So, it is an excellent way to show your support, for every small donation adds up!
Visit smile.amazon.com and make sure to select Turner Syndrome Foundation as your charity of choice. Amazon Smile will remember this selection, so each time you visit their website, you’ll benefit TSF!
TSF Business Supporter #3: eBay
eBay is the go-to place to sell used items, but did you know that you can support TSF while selling items through it’s site?
All you need to do is choose TSF as a charity you would like to support and the percentage of proceeds you would like to donate to us. As an added perk, you can have a portion of your seller fees refunded once the sale is complete. On top of that, each donation is also tax-deductible.
Note that when you decide to support a charity on eBay, every listing you post will have a charity ribbon. This allows buyers to know that their purchase will support a good cause, which may also help you sell your items faster!
TSF Business Supporter #4: PayPal Giving Fund
Another way you can donate to TSF is through the PayPal Giving Fund. To donate, set TSF as one of your favorite charities to donate to. Then, select an amount you would like to donate at the time of checkout. When donating through the PayPal Giving Fund, 100% of the amount goes to charity, and all fees are covered by PayPal.
TSF Business Supporter #5: Investors Bank Care2Share
If you have a personal checking or saving account with Investors Bank, an easy way to donate to TSF is through its Care2Share Program.
This program allows you to link your account to TSF after enrolling. Depending on what you choose when enrolling, Investors Bank donates either .25% of your checking account’s average monthly balance* or 0.15% of your saving account’s average monthly balance to TSF quarterly.
This is a safe way to contribute to TSF, as the bank keeps all your information private and confidential.
TSF Business Supporter #6: In-kind Donations
As an alternative to donating money, businesses can help TSF by giving in-kind donations. These are physical goods, services, or expertise that support our mission. It is important to note, however, that only tangible goods can be deducted from taxable income. Giving services and time via in-kind donations are not eligible for tax deductions. To get started, please complete our brief form here.
Examples of items you can donate include:
- gift cards and certificates,
- items for girls and women,
- computer equipment,
- office supplies, and
- auction and raffle items
After you submit the In-Kind Donation Form, you will be contacted by a TSF representative to review the donation and arrange delivery. TSF reserves the right to refuse any gift that is not consistent with its mission and goals.
If you have any questions about this form, please contact us.
How To Become a TSF Business Supporter
TSF invites any business or corporation to become a supporter and help TS patients in overcoming their health challenges. When partnering with TSF, it directly impacts the lives of patients and families living with TS, as well as those fighting for gender equality and healthcare equity.
We offer many ways your company can take part and work closely with generous partners to make the greatest social impact possible.
We greatly welcome your interest in discovering ways your business can support this cause with fresh ideas and corporate perspectives. To initiate a discussion, we encourage you to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (800) 594-4585.
Takeaway - What You Can Do Now
- There are many ways to donate to help TSF’s mission: shopping, selling, regular banking, in-kind donations, and much more.
- It is because of your generosity that we are able to support the needs of those with TS. Remember that every donation, no matter how big or small, counts.
- We urge you to join us in making a difference in the lives of people in the TS community!
Written by Dhruvi Patel, TSF volunteer blog writer. Edited by Prabhat Sharma, TSF volunteer blog editor, and Susan Herman, TSF volunteer lead blog editor.
© Turner Syndrome Foundation 2021