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Ways to Donate


You can by donate by credit card online. This processor gives you the option to designate a one time, monthly or quarterly gift (found in the gift information section of the transaction form). Your transaction is safe, secure, and private. The online credit card processor charges ~3% of your donation for their processing fee.



You can donate over the phone by calling FARA at (484) 879-6160 (includes international donations). We will need your name, address and credit card information. The credit card user fee charged to FARA is ~3% of your donation.

You can download the Credit Card Authorization form and mail it in (includes international donations).

You can send a check or money order to FARA at:

533 W. Uwchlan Ave
Downingtown, PA 19335

For specific details about wiring donations or offering FARA stock options, please contact Terrence Downing.
Phone: (716) 631-5000
Bank fees are typically $15 - $25 per transaction.

FARA accepts in-kind donations of goods and services. People that have expertise in given areas or networks that want to help may contact FARA to explore ideas. Previously accepted in-kind donations include:

  • Valued items to be used for auction at fundraising events
  • Marketing services (advertisement or promotional material creation)
  • Food donations/catering for events
  • Promotional materials for events

Many employers are committed to supporting the interests of their employees through matching or workplace giving programs. When an employee makes a donation to an eligible nonprofit organization, an employer will match the donation with designated company funds. Employers that participate in matching gift programs usually require donors to submit a form to initiate the match. Check with your Human Resources or Corporate Giving Department to determine whether your employer has a matching program.   You can also inquire with your employer as to whether they offer a Workplace Giving program for an easy and efficient way to make tax-deductible donations through payroll contributions.

If you need assistance from someone at FARA, please contact us – e-mail, or phone, (484) 879-6160.

FARA works with many local United Way organizations throughout the United States.You can either contact United Way yourself to designate giving to FARA or your employer may also have an established giving program with the United Way. If needed, FARA can contact the local United Way, at your request, to have FARA listed as a charity for earmarked donations. Please note that local United Way policies may vary from branch to branch.

The Combined Federal Campaign gives federal employees the opportunity to donate to their favorite charity by designating a withholding from their paycheck. FARA is listed as a possible recipient for earmarked donations through this campaign. 


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FARA's CFC identification code is: 65243.

Giving programs donate to charities when you use them. You can designate FARA as the beneficiary of their donated funds. Through your regular activities, shopping, or referrals, FARA can receive funds for research.

  • Amazon Smile- Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to FARA whenever you shop on AmazonSmile.  AmazonSmile is the same Amazon you know. Same products, same prices, same service. Support FARA by signing in and starting your shopping at:

  • IGive - You can access some of your favorite online stores through IGive. Then when you shop online with IGive, you can designate FARA as the recipient of a percentage of the proceeds from your purchase (on average 3%). On the IGive website, type “Friedreich’s Ataxia Research Alliance” in the cause “Keyword search”. Then, complete the registration information.

  • accessories, home décor, toys and more, visit  5% of all sales will be donated to FARA.

Questions about Donating?

If you have any questions about how to donate, please contact FARA at: Phone: (484) 879-6160 or Email:

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