Ways to Get Involved
Get involved with MDA and help transform lives of people living with muscular dystrophy, ALS, and related neuromuscular diseases and their families.
Updated for 2020: CARES Act changes deducting charitable contributions
Whether taxpayers are supporting natural disaster recovery, COVID-19 pandemic aid or another cause that's personally meaningful to them, their charitable donations may be tax deductible. These deductions basically reduce the amount of their taxable income. Here's how the CARES Act changes deducting charitable contributions made in 2020:
Previously, charitable contributions could only be deducted if taxpayers itemized their deductions.
However, taxpayers who don't itemize deductions may take a charitable deduction of up to $300 for cash contributions made in 2020 to qualifying organizations. For the purposes of this deduction, qualifying organizations are those that are religious, charitable, educational, scientific or literary in purpose. The law changed in this area due to the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act.
The CARES Act also temporarily suspends limits on charitable contributions and temporarily increases limits on contributions of food inventory. More information about these changes is available on IRS.gov.
Participate in an Event
Weather virtual or in-person, you can join your community at an MDA event to raise vital funds and bring awareness for MDA families. Your involvement enables MDA to fund groundbreaking research for promising treatments and provide families with the highest quality care from the best doctors in the country.
Join your local Muscle Walk to support and celebrate families in your community. Every fundraising event includes a 3K to 5K course designed for participants of all ages and abilities, including a wheelchair and equipment-friendly course. Now, each race can be done virtually on your own home course!
Team Momentum empowers individuals of all athletic abilities to train fo a half or full marathon while supporting MDA. Dedicate your miles – either in a formalized race or on your own course.
Fill the Boot
For more than 65 years, Fill the Boot has been a strong fire fighter tradition – giving MDA families hope for the future and support for today.
MDA Resource Center:
We're Here For You
Our trained specialists are here to provide one-on-one support for every part of your journey. Send a message below or call us at 1-833-ASK-MDA1 (1-833-275-6321). If you live outside the U.S., we may be able to connect you to muscular dystrophy groups in your area, but MDA services are only available in the U.S.
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