The Alzheimer’s Family Organization is always looking to expand our “family.” If you would like to become a part of this organization, we welcome you! See below for details on how you can help.
In Memory or Honor Of Donation
Volunteer Your Time
Give a Gift
Become a Member
Make a Donation
Alzheimer's Family Organization is funded through donations, memberships, bequests, fundraising efforts and largely in part because of our wonderful volunteers! The funds received by our organization stay within the eight local communities we provide services to; Citrus, Hernando, Lake, North Hillsborough, North Pinellas, South Marion, Pasco and Sumter Counties.
In-kind donations, is a kind of charitable giving in which, instead of giving money to buy needed goods and services, the goods and services themselves are given. In-kind donations generally fall into one of three categories: (1) direct payment by a donor of bill owed by the charity to a third party, (2) donations of goods or (3) donations of services. You can deduct the fair market value of physical items contributed through In-Kind donations. Examples of In-Kind donations are:
- Goods, like computers, software, furniture, and office equipment, for use by your organization or for special event auctions
- Services, like meeting space, photocopy and mail services, radio, online and television broadcasting; and administrative/financial support
- Expertise, like legal, tax, or business advice; marketing and website development; and strategic planning
- Cash equivalents, like stocks, bonds, and mutual funds
Monetary donations to the AFO go directly towards serving the families and caregivers of Alzheimer's sufferers within our 8 county service area. Examples of Monetary donations are:
- Cash, mailing in a check or donating online
- Fundraising, you may choose AFO as a beneficiary for your fundraiser
- Membership, become a member of the AFO
- Bequests, choose AFO as a beneficiary in your will
If you would like to make an Monetary donation to the AFO, please contact the AFO office. If you are interested in becoming a member, please see our Member page.
Sponsoring an AFO event is not only a tax deduction but it also presents the opportunity to market your business. Sponsoring an AFO event includes many benefits:
- Relationship Building, develop new relationships with our stakeholders
- Positive Association, benefit from the positive association of supporting our organization and projects
- Reaching a Target Audience, reach a specific target market. AFO hosts educational events and fundraisers in various types of venues with a wide range of demographics.
- Direct Sales, AFO offers vendor opportunities at many of our events and fundraisers where you, the vendor would have the opportunity to market your business or organization
- Doing Good, fill your philanthropic needs by becoming an AFO supporter
- Having Fun, some sponsorship packages include tickets to AFO events where you can become a participant
If you would like to sponsor an AFO event or fundraiser, please visit our Sponsor page
In Loving Memory / Honor of Donation
When making a donation to the AFO, you have the option to dedicate your donation to a loved one or friend. Donors will receive a thank you card and select an individual to receive a letter noting that a donation has been made for the named person. If you select your donation to be made at one of our events, you will receive a take-home placard that will be displayed proudly on event day. Click here to make an in loving memory / honor of donation.
Other Ways to Get Involved...
Volunteer Your Time
Aside from 3 staff members and 3 community educators, the AFO accomplishes our mission by the use of dedicated volunteers. Volunteers can be board members, support group leaders, committee members, administrative/office help, day-of-event support, speakers and counselors.
- Board Members, discuss and vote on the affairs of the organization. We currently have a vacancy for Treasurer. Please apply!
- Support Group Leaders, support group leaders develop meetings and facilitate discussions with people who have been affected by Alzheimer's disease or other dementia. The purpose of these meetings is to share experiences and remind caregivers that they are not alone.
- Committee Members, elected committee members have different functions and their type of work differ depending on the type of the organization and its needs. Fill out our volunteer form if you would like to join a committee.
- Administrative / Office Help, this includes helping with our bulk mail, organizing and assisting staff members
- Day-of-Event Support, depending on the event, volunteer roles can include: set-up, greeting and directing participants, clean-up and staff support
- Speakers, throughout the year, the AFO hosts caregiver learning days, fundraisers and educational events - all of which we utilize speakers. Depending on the event, the type of speaker will differ. Interested in speaking at an AFO event? Fill out our Become a Speaker Form.
Give a Gift
Show your support of the AFO by donating a gift. Acceptable gifts include but are not limited to: jewelry, artwork, collections, gift certificates, food and drink, clothing, vacations, experiences and more. AFO utilizes these gifts by giving them away at our fundraisers and events. If you would like to donate a gift to the AFO, please contact the AFO office at 352-616-0170 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Become A Member
As a member of the AFO, you will have the personal satisfaction of knowing that your contribution directly helps you and others within your community to deal with Alzheimer's disease. By supporting AFO, we can continue to offer valuable information and services, ensuring our commitment to caregivers, families, and individuals within the communities we serve. Together, we are family! Click here to become a member