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Donations support tailored gift packages for and programming related to the whole health and wellbeing of families with children who have complex medical conditions in Washington, DC, Maryland, and Virginia. Many face extreme hardship and chronic stress. You can make a positive difference in their lives.  

 

Your gift will be tax-deductible. As this is a volunteer-based organization, 0% of your donation will go towards salaries and benefits. We work with you as our partner, and welcome your collaboration. 

The following are some examples of how your financial donations will be used:

  • $10,000 and above donations will support various programming areas you can help co-create with Eliana's Light, while you are enabling us to give Eliana's Light Constellation Kits to many families.
  • a $5,000 donation will support one of our program areas plus at least 2 Eliana's Light Constellation Kits for families.
  • a $1,000 donation will support 1 family for 2 months with relevant gift certificates and relaxation tools and tips for the child and caregiver.
  • a $300 donation will purchase 1 complete Eliana's Light Constellation Kit for a family. 
  • a $150 donation will purchase 1/2 of a kit, which will be supplemented with in-kind donations we receive from our Amazon Wish List or purchases we make from other donations.
  • a $5-$150 donation will enable us to purchase items to include in the kits for families.

Eliana’s Light, Inc. is a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) non-profit organization based in Washington, DC. Our EIN number is: 32-0517020. Gifts are deductible to the full extent allowable under IRS regulations.

If you'd like to make a financial donation by credit or debit card, please click the button below. If you'd like to send a check, please make it payable to "Eliana's Light" and send it to: Eliana's Light, 5347 28th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20015

There are many ways you can contribute beyond making a financial donation. The following are a few ideas for your consideration, and please let us know if you'd like to contribute in another way. We are grateful for anything you are able to give.

Make an in-kind donation from our Amazon Wish List: Items on our Amazon Wish List have been carefully selected by parents with children who have complex medical conditions, Child Life Specialists, and therapists. They are options for children of various ages and capabilities, and also for their caregivers. Eliana's Light selects items we receive as in-kind donations to create Eliana's Light Constellation Kits (i.e., gift bags) for families after we have talked first with the family to learn what will be appropriate, safe, and used.

Select "Elianas Light Inc" on Amazon Smile: A portion of your purchase can benefit our non-profit. We would be so grateful if you selected us as your preferred non-profit to receive this benefit! Use www.smile.amazon.com every time you buy something from Amazon after you've put "Elianas Light Inc"  in the search box and selected this non-profit.

Give through PayPal's Giving Fund: Eliana's Light is a verified charity within PayPal's Giving Fund. When you give to Eliana's Light through PayPal's Giving Fund, PayPal covers all fees. You will receive a PayPal Giving tax receipt by email.

Your company can give to Eliana's Light through Pledgeling. Pledgeling's purpose is to empower impact by connecting brands and consumers to their favorite causes around the world. Participating companies contribute through Pledgeling's Impact Giving Toolkit. Pledgeling helps businesses grow through their giving. It works for online stores, including with Shopify's Give & Grow program, and brick-and-mortar stores. The donation amounts sent to their Nonprofit Partners, such as Eliana's Light, vary according to the costs of their impacts. Most of the time, at least 90% of the donation goes to the nonprofits. Info coming soon on how you can text your donation to Eliana's Light using Pledgeling!

Support Eliana's Light when you organize an event using Evite: When you're designing your Evite invitation, please click on the "Add Donations" button and write "Eliana's Light" in the box below. You can ask your guests to give a donation to Eliana's Light in addition to or in lieu of gift. 

Support Eliana's Light when you sell on eBay: Eliana's Light is now a recognized charity on @eBay4CharityUs! When you make a sale on eBay, you can choose that a portion of your sales goes to Eliana's Light.

Organize a fundraiser in your community: We'd love to collaborate with you to organize a fundraiser at your house or in your community. Examples of fundraisers that supporters have organized for Eliana's Light to date include: Paint Nights, lemonade stands, and birthday parties that donate in the name of the birthday girl/boy.

Purchase an Eliana's Light Mala Necklace or Bracelet: Until Jewelry Designs, one of our treasured partners and an amazing jewelry company, kindly designed an Eliana's Light Mala Necklace and Bracelet to support our efforts. 30% of sales go directly to support families Eliana's Light serves. These beautiful pieces of jewelry make great gifts for caregivers, as well as for children who have complex medical conditions. They are a symbol of love, healing, and self-care.

Donate A General Or A Themed Eliana's Light Constellation Kit For A Family: These gift bags are tailored to meet a family's interests and needs. They are either general or themed (e.g., a "Feeding Therapy Constellation Kit") based on the priority of the family. A general kit may include items such as a gift certificate to a local compounding pharmacy (to reduce financial stress), a gift certificate to a local cleaning agency (so the caregiver doesn't have to worry about cleaning for a bit), a yoga mat (if the caregiver would use it to stretch for stress-relief or a child would use it to do yoga as a complement to physical therapy), etc. A themed kit for feeding therapy, for example, includes items that feeding therapists have recommended for the child (e.g., a soft plush toy for the positive touch sensation, a CD of meditative music that helps create a calm environment in which the feeding therapy session will be conducted, etc.). For $300, you can contribute a full Eliana's Light Constellation Kit to a family. For $150, you can contribute 1/2 of a kit, which will be supplemented by other donations. If you donate $50, we'll be able to add specific and appropriate items to a kit. This kit may already have items from the Amazon Wish List, for example. If you'd like to contribute an Eliana's Light Constellation Kit for a family, please specific in the notes section of our PayPay account that this is how you'd like your donation to be used, and whether you'd like to donate towards a general or a themed kit. 

Ask Your Employer If Your Employer Will Match Your Donation: Your donation can have double its impact if your employer matches gifts to non-profit organizations. Please email us if you'd like to discuss a matching donation.

Select "Eliana's Light" When You Make a Purchase on Humble: You can select Eliana's Light to receive a portion of the cost of your purchase from the list of charities on Humble. Humble gives a share to charity from everything they sell, from bundles to Store games to their Humble Monthly subscription.

Allocate Your Giving to Eliana's Light In Your Donor-Advised Fund(s): We would be grateful if you decided to support Eliana's Light through your donor-advised fund(s). Please email us if you'd like to discuss this option. Direct DAF can make this designation easy for you: http://bit.ly/2FOZLFR

The following are some examples of how your donations will be used:

  • $10,000 and above donations will support various programming areas you can help co-create with Eliana's Light, while you are enabling us to give  Eliana's Light Constellation Kits to many families.
  • a $5,000 donation will support one of our program areas plus at least 2 Eliana's Light Constellation Kits for families.
  • a $1,000 donation will support 1 family for 2 months with relevant gift certificates and relaxation tools and tips for the child and caregiver.
  • a $300 donation will purchase 1 complete Eliana's Light Constellation Kit for a family. 
  • a $150 donation will purchase 1/2 of a kit, which will be supplemented with in-kind donations we receive from our Amazon Wish List or purchases we make from other donations.
  • a $5-$150 donation will enable us to purchase items to include in the kits for families.

Every amount can make a positive difference! Thank you for considering a donation to Eliana's Light. We're pleased to share Eliana's Light achieved the Gold Seal of Transparency from Guidestar.com. 

Life of a single mother with a child with complex needs is an extremely lonely journey. Mental and physical exhaustion from stress and isolation drained me completely. Support received from Eliana’s Light made me feel alive again.
— Mother who received support in October, 2017. She prefers to stay anonymous to maintain her family's privacy.