By donating to the American Lung Association you are helping us fight for healthy air and the millions of Americans affected by lung disease. Your contribution supports lung disease research, educational programs, advocacy and continual up-to-date information on respiratory diseases, their treatment and management.
There are many ways to help:
- Make a One-time Gift
Your personal contribution can be made online at any time. You can also download a form to mail in with your contribution. You will be supporting the vital research and programs that help those struggling with lung disease.
- Give a Recurring Gift
Recurring gifts ensure stable funding for our work. Your monthly gift helps us effectively budget our funding throughout the year so we can better serve those whose lives are affected by lung cancer, asthma, COPD and other lung diseases.
- Remember or Honor a Loved One
A contribution to the American Lung Association is a thoughtful way to recognize and honor someone close to you, especially if their life has been touched by lung disease. Gifts can also be made to recognize milestones in your or a loved one's life, such as a birthday, wedding, the anniversary of quitting smoking and more. If you wish, upon receipt of your gift, the American Lung Association will notify the honoree or family of your gift. You can also create a special Tribute Fundraising Page in memory or honor of a loved one and invite friends and family to remember him or her.
Special Giving Opportunities
- Gift of Stock
Making a gift of stock or other types of securities is an excellent way to both support our mission and potentially save on your taxes.
- Give from Your Donor Advised Fund
If you have a Donor Advised Fund, please consider making a grant from it to support the work of the American Lung Association.
- Give from Your IRA or Retirement Plans
The IRA Charitable Rollover, which became permanent in 2015, provides you with an excellent opportunity to make a gift during your lifetime from an asset that would be subject to multiple levels of taxation if it remained in your taxable estate.
- Make a Gift in Your Will
By making the Lung Association part of your long-range financial planning, you are giving a gift that will ensure the lung health of future generations. There are many ways to accomplish this, including gifts of securities (stocks, bonds or mutual funds), retirement plan distributions, life insurance policies and real estate.
- Put Your Old Car to Good Use
Donate your old car and help save lives. It's quick, easy and tax-deductible.
- Double Your Gift
Matching gifts are a great way to stretch your donation. Many companies support their employees who have generously donated to non-profit groups like the American Lung Association by matching the employee's contribution.
- Become a Corporate Partner
See what our corporate supporters are doing to help fight for lung health, and discover ways your organization can participate.
Shopping, Holiday and Online Partners
- eBay for Charity
Show your support by checking out eBay items that support LUNG FORCE and selecting the American Lung Association as your favorite charity on eBay. This will remind you to donate to the Lung Association every time you sell and check out. And from December 29, 2019 through Sunday, January 5, 2020, eBay for Charity is featuring the American Lung Association as their exclusive Give at Checkout charity, inviting customers to donate. One hundred percent of donations made to the Lung Association through eBay will support LUNG FORCE to help raise awareness and fight lung cancer.
When purchasing through PayPal, you can donate directly to the American Lung Association with a few extra clicks, as well as through PayPal’s holiday campaign via the PayPal Giving Campaign – which means 100 percent of the donation goes to the American Lung Association. You can also go into your PayPal account and select the American Lung Association as your charity to donate whenever you check out.
- Use Amazon Smile
When shopping on Amazon, use Smile.Amazon.comand choose to support the American Lung Association. Amazon will donate 0.5 percent of the price of eligible AmazonSmile purchases to the Lung Association. It's easy and doesn't cost you a thing! Pro-Tip: If you use Chrome as your web browser, add the Smile Always extension so that you are redirected to Amazon Smile every time you shop!
- Donate on Alexa
Alexa and Amazon Pay make it easy to donate by just using your voice. You can make your next donation by simply saying "Alexa, make a donation to the American Lung Association." Donations are processed by Amazon Pay using the information already stored in your Amazon account, so your payment information remains secure. We look forward to hearing from you.
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- Use Christmas Seals®
Each year, millions observe the tradition of sealing holiday cards and packages with that year's special seal. Your Christmas Seals® donation supports the important fight against lung disease.
- Charity Miles
Turn your miles into money for a good cause by selecting American Lung Association as your charity of choice on the Charity Miles app. Charity Miles uses GPS to record your movement and rewards you for every mile and for checking steps. Through May 31, 2020, our organization will receive 100 percent of funds raised by Lung Association supporters on Charity Miles. Learn more.
- Sign up for Change for Lungs
Now making regular donations is easy, secure and automatic. Change for Lungs allows you to link your bank account or credit card and round up your everyday purchases to the nearest dollar. That spare change will add up and be donated to help support our important work. You can also decide how much and how often to give by choosing to donate just one time or on a monthly basis. Plus, you can cancel at any time. Visit change.lung.org to get started.
Page last updated: May 18, 2020