News from the NODCC
Help Support the NODCC Fall Fundraiser:
Sept. 22-Oct. 31

The first day of fall is September 22 – the perfect day to kick off our Fall Fundraiser! This online fundraiser is our organization’s most important fundraising drive of the year thanks to amazing support from families we’ve received over the years. In the last 9 years, individuals and families have helped raise more than $136,600 through online and offline donations during our Fall Fundraiser!
 
Since 2011, donations to the Fall Fundraiser have helped support the operations of the organization and have funded programs including  DCC Conferences, website updates and maintenance, videos explaining DCC, translation of ACC & Me book to 12 languages, attendance and education at neurology medical conferences and personal response and outreach to families through phone calls and emails.
 
With your support, we can continue to fund the work to support people living with a DCC through education and advocacy. In addition to our existing programs, the NODCC is working to create a global patient registry that will be the standardized platform to collect information on the DCC community to be used by researchers. We need your generous contributions to fund these programs.
 
From September 22 through October 31, there are 3 ways to get involved in our Fall Fundraiser:
 1.      Set up a Facebook Fundraiser to benefit the NODCC: It’s easier than ever to raise money online thanks to platforms like Facebook that incorporate fundraising and donations directly to the site. Click on “Fundraisers” from your personal Facebook page menu, click “Select Nonprofit” and search for the National Organization for Disorders of the Corpus Callosum.
 
2.      Join our team and create a personal page on Mighty Cause: Create your own personal fundraising story and page as part of our 2020 Fall Fundraiser Team. We use Mighty Cause (formerly Razoo) because organizations keep 98.6% of donations – the lowest processing fees of online platforms. Connect to our team page here and select Join this Team to get started: https://www.mightycause.com/team/2020-Nodcc-Fallfundraiser.
 
3.      Donate directly through nodcc.org/donate: Make donations directly through our website and share the link to others through email or social media to encourage your network to support the organization. All online donations through our site from Sept. 22-Oct. 31 will be counted toward the Fall Fundraiser.
 
Please help support the NODCC – the only organization in the U.S. focused on disorders of the corpus callosum – through our Fall Fundraiser! For questions or more information, reach out to the NODCC Office at info@nodcc.org.


Family Highlight: A Grandmother's Journey with her Grandson

With Grandparents Day falling during September, we wanted to recognize the special role that grandparents and extended family play in the lives of their loved ones. We launched a new Grandparents and Extended Family of the NODCC group on Facebook to help connect extended family members to other grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins, and more -- all who love someone with a disorder of the corpus callosum. Share the page with loved ones in your family who want to get connected.
 
In our Family Highlight this month, hear from a grandmother, Trecia, who helps support her grandson, Joel, who has complete agenesis of the corpus callosum. Trecia offers advice for grandparents based on her own experiences: “throw out the window any preconceived notions you have about how children should be parented.” Click HERE to read Trecia’s story on our blog.
 
If you are interested in sharing your story, register for your free NODCC account today to submit your story and become part of our NODCC story collection. https://nodcc.org/resources/resource-center/

3 Families Awarded Grants from Olam’s Piggybank Grant Program

Congratulations to the Olam’s Piggybank grant recipients who received funds for assistive technologies and devices from the summer grant cycle. Congratulations to the following winners:
  • Emmy received an adult tricycle
  • Andrew received a Theratog Wunzi with limb kit 
  • Jordan is receiving an adapted tricycle

The next grant cycle opens October 1. For more information on Olam’s Piggybank Grant Program, visit: https://nodcc.org/resources/grants/
Here are the latest opportunities to get involved with the NODCC community.

Regional and Community Gatherings

The NODCC will continue hosting regular virtual gatherings via Zoom. Details, dates, and Zoom links will be shared on our website with reminders on social media (Facebook and Twitter). Please contact community@nodcc.org or info@nodcc.org if yo have any questions or suggestions.

Upcoming Zoom calls include:
September 19 at 3 pm EST
Primary Grades K-2
Topic- Introductions
Click HERE for the link to register

September 19 at 8 pm EST
Adults with DCC
Topic- Managing Stress in 2020
Click HERE for the link to register

**After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

DCC Conference: Registration for 2021 Opens this Week!

The NODCC is moving forward with plans for the DCC Conference on June 25-27, 2021. Registration will open Friday, September 18 via our website at nodcc.org.
The hotel code for hotel reservations will also be coming soon. We are also pleased to offer payment plan options this year should you be interested in spreading out conference registration fees over the months leading up to the conference. We will offer full refunds should our conference be moved or cancelled. Please contact Barb at info@nodcc.org for more information on the payment plan.
Fundraisers & Donations

New Charitable Tax Deduction
Interested in making a charitable donation to the NODCC? The recent Covid-19 Stimulus Package outlines a new charitable deduction opportunity under the CARES Act for Nonprofits. “The CARES Act allows for an additional, ‘above-the-line’ deduction for charitable gifts made in cash of up to $300. If you are not itemizing on your 2020 taxes, you can claim this new deduction.” Continue reading HERE.
**This information is not intended as legal or tax advice. For such advice, please consult an attorney or tax advisor.

Amazon Smile
Did you know that your regular Amazon purchases can help raise money for the NODCC? It's a donation opportunity provided through AmazonSmile. Help the NODCC and encourage your friends and family to list the NODCC as the preferred charity on your Amazon accounts. Start contributing today and add the NODCC to your AmazonSmile. Your quick click here makes a big difference!

Looking for other ways to support? The NODCC is searching for sponsors and partners who want to support our organization. We encourage all readers of the newsletter to send company names or potential company contact information to info@nodcc.org


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