Donations and Contributions

Thank you for considering a gift to Help-Your-Self, Inc.®
We are a non-profit corporation and funded totally by the generosity of individuals, corporate and foundation donors. We are not a membership organization and do not charge for participation or information.

We rely totally on your support.

Since many of our services are provided pro-bono or priced on a sliding scale, donations are welcomed and needed. All donations are directly applied to programs and services. Any amount small, or large, improves lives.

We also welcome your contribution of time. Join us as a volunteer.
We have several opportunities where you can use your talents. Please call (202) 333-0262 or email us.

Help-Your-Self, Inc.® is recognized by the IRS as a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation (tax id # 01-0761233). All contributions are tax-deductible.

You may choose to donate to any of the following categories:

  • HYS General Donations We welcome unrestricted donations to our general fund. These funds support our ongoing effort to provide improved quality of life, independent living skills, community outreach, work incentives, advocacy, and policy work. This type of donation enables us to direct the funds where they are most needed. 
  • HYS Program, Independent Living By allocating your gift to this program you will be supporting activities that promote wellness, integration, independent living, and personal care assistance for people with disabilities. This program assists individuals in setting and achieving their goals.
  • HYS Program, Community Education By allocating your gift to this program you will be supporting the reduction of barriers by increasing awareness and tolerance. Your donation will provide sensitivity training, workplace accommodations, policy development and analysis, and community outreach.
  • HYS Program, Manual By allocating your gift to this program you will be supporting the distribution of our personnel management tool to individuals who cannot afford the cost. "This is an excellent piece of work……it is a breakthrough; something this good has been needed for a long time. " Dr. Gerben DeJong, Director of Research, National Rehabilitation Hospital, Washington, DC.
  • HYS Program, Injury Prevention By allocating your gift to this program you will be supporting community education and advocacy work aimed at reducing accident-related injuries. Your donation will provide educational materials, injury prevention classes that emphasize what is predictable and thus preventable, and safety lights.
  • HYS Memorial Donations If your gift is in memory of an individual who has passed away, or a friend who was injured, HYS will send a letter acknowledging your contribution to an individual you designate. For your privacy, we will not include the amount of your contribution in this acknowledgement unless you ask us to.

Making a contribution to Help-Your-Self is both safe and easy and is done in one of two ways:

Help-Your-Self will never share your name, credit card, or personal information with any third party.