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Thank you for your interest in EP!C and for your desire to make a difference in the lives of our individuals and their families.

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Together, we will realize our vision of a world where individuals with developmental disabilities are respected, engaged in community life, and have every opportunity to achieve their personal best. We are dedicated to enriching the lives of those we serve, and our work wouldn’t be possible without your generosity and support. Your donation (whether monetary or in-kind) plays a crucial role in our ability to provide educational, employment, and community living services to individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Ways to Give

Your Time

Volunteers play a crucial role in helping us advance our mission. The time you spend as an EP!C volunteer can change not only individuals’ lives, but your own as well. Whether you have a lot of time to give, or just a little, we welcome volunteers of all backgrounds with a wide variety of skills. To start making an impact with EP!C today, please click here and fill out the  volunteer application.

In-Kind Donations

In-kind donations are contributions of goods and services rather than money. Donations of products or services are perfect for auction and raffle items for our events.  These help us to raise funds for our programs and initiatives.  Several of our programs can also directly benefit from in-kind donations. You can easily view and order items EP!C needs through our Amazon wish list. Alternatively, you can view our wish list and mail your donations, deliver them, or arrange for pick-up.

For more information or to make an in-kind gift, please call the Development Department at
309-689-3771 or email us at

Tribute/Memorial Gifts

Celebrate family and friends on their birthday or anniversary, say “Thank You” or “Congratulations” on special occasions, or honor the life and memory of a loved one with a tribute or memorial gift to EP!C. A tribute, memorial or honorarium gift celebrates the life of your loved one while playing a crucial role in our ability to provide educational, employment, and community living services to individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The individual being recognized, or their closest family member, will be sent an acknowledgement letter letting them know of your gift, if requested.

Matching Gifts

Many employees have the option of increasing their gift to the EP!C through their company’s matching gift program. Before making a gift please check with your employer about matching gift opportunities available to you. Many employers will match their employee’s and/or retirees’ gifts to non-profit organizations – allowing your gift to go twice as far—including year-end gifts!

Most Human Resources departments maintain information about such programs as well as the appropriate forms needed for the matching gift.

Third-Party Events

We are committed to creating and maintaining a strong relationship with individuals and businesses in our community through events and partnerships. One way we can do this is through third-party fundraising events.  These are activities, hosted by a non-affiliated group or individual, where EP!C has no fiduciary responsibility. These events are hosted by an outside party who wishes to hold a promotion, event, or sale to benefit EP!C.

For more information on third party events please contact Carmen McCarthy at 309.689.3306 or

Annual Giving

EP!C has a number of campaigns throughout the year to raise the necessary funds needed to support the mission. You can contribute to a specific program area or give a gift to support all of the programs and services that EP!C provides. Annual giving enhances services offered for our individuals and ensures that those services will be available to support the growing number of patients in years to come. Any tax-deductible gift received through charitable event attendance, mail appeals, memorial or honoraria gifts, or outright donations are credited toward EP!C’s Annual Giving program.

For more information about the Annual Giving program, please call 309-689-3771 or

Recurring Gifts

A small recurring gift charged to your credit card can do great things!  Gifts can recur weekly, monthly, quarterly, bi-annually, and annually.  It’s a convenient, easy way to show your support for EP!C!

Special Event Support

You can also contribute to EPIC by sponsoring a special event, purchasing a ticket to attend, or contributing needed goods and services.  You’ll not only have a great time, but you’ll also be helping EP!C provide critical programs and services.

Amazon Smile

When you are making a purchase on Amazon, don’t forget to purchase through Amazon Smile, an Amazon program that donates 0.5% of your purchase toward a charitable organization of your choosing at no extra cost to you. Simply go to Amazon Smile, select EP!C as your organization of choice, and make your purchase from a full selection of Amazon merchandise.

Donate Your Vehicle

Looking to get a new car, truck or van soon?  Rather than trade it in at a dealer, did you know that you can donate it to EP!C for a tax deduction? Click here to find out more.

Donate Stock

Did you know that you can donate your stocks that have appreciated in value to EP!C  and not pay capital gains tax? Click here to find out more.

For more information on ways to give or to make a gift, contact Chad Cunningham at (309) 689-3771 or