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Ways to Give

You can support EP!C in a meaningful way!
Keep us thriving with your gift, take advantage of numerous tax and financial benefits, and leave a legacy to be remembered by generations to come.

Through planned gifts, EP!C builds financial stability for the future.

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 Colleen Halberg at 309-689-3771 or email

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 Colleen Halberg at 309-689-3771 or email 

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 Charity 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 Colleen Halberg at 309-689-3771 or email

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 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, 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. 

Please contact Colleen Halberg, or 309-689-3771 if you have any questions baout how to make a bequest to EP!C or to request any additional information that might be helpful to you and your attorney as you consider making a bequest to us.

If you have included EP!C in your estate plan, please contact us to let us know. We would like to thank you and recognize you for your gift, and welcome you to the Legacy Circle of the Barbara Smiley Society.