Your Donation Helps the Next Ostomate In Need
Every day new ostomates or their caregivers call UOAA’s information line desperate to be heard and helped. UOAA’s staff are here to give them direction, support and resources. Over 1,672 calls were answered in 2022, and we’ve already assisted 781 people who’ve reached out to us through April, 2023. Hundreds more contact us online and get personal responses from UOAA staff in return.
“When UOAA came along, you listened and this is an ever increasingly rare quality to find these days. You asked me questions and really cared about me and what I needed. Even my own family did not want to talk about this with me. But you did.” – Tamar Kent
With your donation, you are ensuring UOAA is here to answer the next call or email. Help us turn what a new ostomate or their caregiver may believe is a hopeless situation into a positive outcome.
Join Our Ostomy Lifesaver
Monthly Donor Program!
Simplify your gift-giving and participate in UOAA’s new Ostomy Lifesaver Monthly Donor Program. This is your most convenient method to donate to UOAA on a regular basis. Through your generosity you can be a lifesaver for future ostomates who are seeking information and support, helping to alleviate their fears and concerns. Simply click on the GIVE MONTHLY button, fill in the blanks, and each month your tax-free donation will automatically be deducted from your credit or debit card account. Choose to be a $20 or more monthly donor and you will also become a UOAA National Member, helping increase the influence and voice the ostomy community has on a national level.
Choose Where Your Donation Goes
United Ostomy Associations of America, Inc. (UOAA) is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization and all donations are tax-deductible.
Donations to this fund help UOAA to advocate on every front for the issues our constituents care about most and creates tools to empower people to expect more from their healthcare.
Giving helps UOAA create trusted resources, connects people in need to support groups and assistance, and maintain our educational website and organizational expenses.
Ostomy Awareness Fund
Your dollars help get our New Ostomy Patient Guide into the hands of those who need it the most and to spread ostomy awareness to new sectors of the medical field and society at large. Your donation also supports annual events such as Ostomy Awareness Day.
Your tax-deductible tribute gift will honor or remember a loved one, and immediately support the mission of the UOAA.
Share to Care CARES Scholarship Fundraiser
Donate and help fund UOAA’s Conference Attendee Reimbursement of Expenses Scholarship (CARES). The scholarship enables ostomates’ first-time attendance at UOAA’s National Conference. It’s Life-Changing!
Other Ways to Give
- Open the Amazon app on your device. 2. Select the main menu (=) and tap on “AmazonSmile” within Programs & Features. 3. Select “United Ostomy Associations of America, Inc., Kennebunk, Maine, single organization” as your charity – to direct the funds to the national office. 4. Follow the on-screen instructions to activate AmazonSmile.
The Roundup App allows you to automatically donate the change from your credit or debit card transactions. Once you create an account, you do not need to use the app while making a purchase. Just swipe your card as usual. roundup.app/p/ostomy
Facebook users – create a simple fundraiser on your favorite social media platform! Click on this Facebook link and your personalized fundraiser will pop up, all ready for your finishing touches. Make it your own by completing the “Details” in the left-hand column. When you’re ready hit “Create” and your Facebook fundraiser will start raising money.