Help Us Help those living with the anguish of Sensory Processing Disorder
Your frequent and generous support helps us make a difference in the lives of the millions of children, adults, and families whose daily lives are chronically disrupted by the debilitating symptoms of SPD.
The Impact Your Gifts Make
TREATMENT is our primary purpose, based on research results and tailored on individual needs.
RESEARCH is continuously needed to identify the sources, the symptoms, and the effective treatments of this "hidden handicap."
EDUCATION is imperative so that health-care providers, teachers, and parents will recognize the signs of SPD and know how to respond in the most effective manner possible.
ADVOCACY is essential to assuring that the disorder is identified in diagnostic manuals, accommodated in the schools, and otherwise recognized by professionals, institutions, and organizations.
STAR Institute for Sensory Processing Disorder is a GuideStar Exchange Silver Participant
As a donor, your information is private and confidential and will not be made public or shared with other organizations without your express permission.
Easy Ways to Give a Gift
1. Make a safe and secure gift online, click here. It’s easy!
You have the option of making a one-time gift or you may set up a recurring gift.
Recurring gifts allow for your meaningful, ongoing support to continue without giving it much thought and allows you to make a larger gift over time. Gifts can be made with your credit card or bank account automatically monthly, quarterly or annually.
2. Fax or Email
If you prefer to mail or fax your donation using a credit card or check, please use this form.
3. Talk to a real person!
Please feel free to call during normal business hours to make your donation Monday through Friday! Just call 303-221-7827.
In addition to any of the above methods, please remember that gifts may be made in honor or in memory of someone. This is a great way to recognize someone’s birthday, wedding, anniversary, memorial, or any milestone that you know. You may enter this information on the online form or the printed form.
Additional Ways of Giving
1. Vehicle donations
This is truly an easy way to give a gift! We work with Vehicles for Charity. They will guide you through the process and take care of all the details. To start call 866.628.2277 or link to the online form. Vehicle Donation FAQs
2. Planned Giving
Whether you want to name STAR Institute in your estate plans or make a substantial planned gift over time while you’re still with us, it is worth a conversation. We can give you ideas on the areas of need within the organization as well as talk about the methods of planned giving. Please contact Mary Jo Baker, Development Director, at 303-865-7670 or email.
The simplest ways are including STAR Institute as a beneficiary in your life insurance policy or retirement account. It costs nothing and does not have to go through any court system to be disbursed.
You may want to give an outright gift of cash over time, or you may want to name STAR Institute in your final plans through your will. Gifts in your will may include assets such as mutual funds, charitable remainder trusts, real estate, life insurance, or a donor-advised fund, to name a few. We advise you to consult with your financial or estate planner to determine the best method for you to support the STAR Institute mission.
To make a cash distribution through your will, you may use the following language:
"I bequeath to STAR Institute, 5420 S. Quebec Street, Suite 103 Greenwood Village, CO 80111, [insert amount or % of estate]." This is suggested language only. Please confirm the wording with your estate planner.
If you need assistance, please contact Mary Jo Baker, Development Director at the STAR Institute, to start the conversation: 303-865-7670 or email.
The tax ID for STAR Institute is 27-4386097
3. Matching Gifts
Ask your employer if they match employee donations. Many do!
4. Workplace Giving
Check with your employer to see if they accommodate payroll deductions.
5. Participate on Colorado Gives Day
Participate in Colorado Gives Day on December 6, 2016. Sign up for our mailing list and we’ll remind you.
6. Special Events
Attend a special event which benefits the mission of STAR Institute. Watch our website for event announcements.
7. Have your own event and donate the proceeds to STAR Institute
Please call Mary Jo Baker at 303-865-7670 for more information. We call these Sensation Celebrations!
8. eBay Giving Works
You can support the STAR Institute when you buy or sell on eBay, with the eBay Giving Works program.
STAR Institute is part of the eBay Giving Works program. So, you can support our mission when you buy and sell on eBay.
You can find whatever you're looking for on eBay – from baseball cards to new cars and more. When you do, shop for items that benefit us. You can get a great deal and support our research, education and advocacy at the same time!
You can also support the STAR Institute when you sell on eBay. Just designate our organization to receive 10-100% of your final sale price the next time you list something great.
Did you know that charity listings often get more bids and higher prices than regular eBay listings? Boost your sales and support our critical work while you’re at it! Plus eBay gives back to you too, with a fee credit on your basic selling fees.
8. Shop on Amazon Smile
Shop on Amazon Smile to support the STAR Institute. It's easy to set up! Amazon donates 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to the charitable organization of your choice. AmazonSmile is the same Amazon you know. Same products, same prices, same service. Start now!