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1913 W. Townline Rd. Peoria, IL 61615

309.691.3800

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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 people with disabilities their families.

Click here to make a donation now!

For 70 years, EP!C has refused to accept a diagnosis as an identity. We are a leader in providing education, employment, and residential opportunities to people with disabilities, and we are passionate about discovering and developing potential.

Together we can elevate the voices, strengths, and positive contributions of persons with disabilities.

Ways to Give

Planned Giving

If you are looking for different ways to make a significant gift towards the sustainability of EP!C’s mission and leave a legacy for generations to come, consider making a planned gift.

Making a bequest to EP!C in your will or living trust allows you to share your values with generations and inspires capabilities that last a lifetime! Click here to find out more about Planned Giving options and what it means for your family and your financial goals.

For more information or to talk about the journey to your planned giving, please contact Chad Cunningham at 309-689-3771 or email ccunningham@epicci.org.

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 acknowledgment 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 employees 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.

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.

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.

For more information about the Annual Giving program, please contact Chad Cunningham at 309-689-3771 or email ccunningham@epicci.org.

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.

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.

For more information or to make an in-kind gift, please contact Chad Cunningham at 309-689-3771 or email ccunningham@epicci.org.

Shopping Hero

You can contribute funds to EP!C in support of people with disabilities just by doing your everyday shopping.

Amazon Smile – when you are making a purchase on Amazon, don’t forget to purchase through the smile.amazon link. When you do Amazon donates 0.5% of your purchase toward a charitable organization of your choosing at no extra cost to you. Simply go to smile.amazon.com, select EP!C as your organization of choice, and make your purchase from a full selection of Amazon merchandise. *Transactions don’t count if made from the regular site or the app.

Kroger – Kroger rewards you for shopping by giving back to a charity of your choice through their Kroger Community Rewards program. Log-in to you Kroger account an choose your contributions to go to EP!C. Groceries taste even better when they are helping people with disabilities. 

Charity Charge – skip the miles or cashback rewards and switch up your credit card to Charity Charge where your rewards are turned into a direct donation. 

For more information on ways to give or to make a gift, please contact Chad Cunningham at 309-689-3771 or email ccunningham@epicci.org.