Voices for Independence is a non-profit 501C(3) designated charitable organization. When you give to Voices for Independence, you are assisting in our efforts to help our consumers maintain an independent lifestyle. Your tax-deductible donations of any kind are always appreciated.
Donation by mail
Your contribution is greatly appreciated and will help us in our ongoing effort to facilitate independent living for people with disabilities.
Please send a check or money order to:Voices for Independence Accounting Office 1107 Payne Avenue Erie, PA 16503
Please include your contact information, and we will send you a receipt for tax purposes by return mail.
Many of our consumers are moved into housing units with little or no possessions. Because we have very limited storage at our center, we are not able to accept clothing and household items. We ask that you direct those donations to the Salvation Army or the City Mission. We depend on those same organizations to supply our needs. Items we can use are things like TVs, clock radios, DVD or CD players, etc. These represent near necessities for consumers who may spend more time their homes because of limited mobility or recent adjustment to an independent lifestyle. These devices greatly assist in providing entertainment and information as they connect with the community. We are also happy to accept donations of “door bells” or “phone ringers” ( light strobes) for our deaf and hard of hearing consumers.
Medical Equipment: We accept contributions of durable medical equipment such as wheelchairs, walkers, shower benches, crutches, canes, hoyer lifts, hospital beds, extended bath chairs, bath wheelchairs, etc. we ask that these items be in good working order or readily repairable. Additional questions regarding equipment donations may be directed to Darleen Hadzega.
Donation of Time or Services
We are grateful for all in kind gifts of time, services, and expertise. Let us know the nature of your non cash donation, and we will endeavor to put it to good use for the people we serve. A good example of such a donation is the labor, materials, and expertise involved in building ramps or making home modifications to make homes accessible. We are always in need of someone who can help us teach our consumers important life skills as they ease into independent living, such as cooking, craft, math, and computer skills.
Volunteers are always welcome. If you are able to give your time for periodic events and fundraisers, please contact our Donations group for more details.