Financially support our work

Direct Donations

Since 2001, we have served those affected by Pelizaeus-Merzbacher Disease (PMD) through programs of education, research, service and advocacy.  We are often a family’s only resource in the search for treatment and support.  We raise awareness of the disease by bringing to light countless family stories of love and endurance to adversity.  PMD can be treated in the near future, especially through new advances in gene sequencing and cell therapies.  Time is of the essence to save a PMD child and spare the next PMD family the heartache of this disease.  

We are all volunteers, so any funds we raise are able to pass directly to the research programs that are peer-reviewed by our scientific advisory committee.  We realize that we cannot do it alone, and humbly ask for your help.  The Foundation is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization.  Your contributions are tax deductible to the extent allowable by law.  Click on a DONATE button below to make your contribution by credit card or Paypal.  

If donating “In Honor of” or “In Memory of”, please be sure to click the box during processing to enter the designee/contact so we can notify the appropriate person/people.  If sending a check, please make it payable to The PMD Foundation and mail it along with your specific donation acknowledgement and contact instructions to use the address at the bottom of the page.


Alternate ways to support us


Amazon Smile

AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support the PMD Foundation every time you shop online with them, at no cost to you. When you shop at, you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to the PMD Foundation.

To shop at AmazonSmile simply go to from the web browser on your computer or mobile device. You may also want to add a bookmark to to make it even easier to return and start your shopping at AmazonSmile.

Tens of millions of products on AmazonSmile are eligible for donations. You will see eligible products marked “Eligible for AmazonSmile donation” on their product detail pages. Recurring Subscribe-and-Save purchases and subscription renewals are not currently eligible.

Yes, you use the same account on and AmazonSmile. Your shopping cart, Wish List, wedding or baby registry, and other account settings are also the same.

On your first visit to AmazonSmile (, you need to select a charitable organization to receive donations from eligible purchases before you begin shopping. We will remember your selection, and then every eligible purchase you make will result in a donation.

Donation Line

Donate your old car, boat, RV, etc.

Use Donation Line to donate cars, trucks, motorcycles, RVs, boats, jet skis or snowmobiles to benefit the PMD Foundation and get a tax deduction for yourself. They provide FAST, FREE pick-up of your vehicle (running or not) and have an A+ rating by the Better Business Bureau. The process can be initiated 24 hours/7 days a week by phone at 1-877-227-7487 (ext. 2434 for PMDF) or by filling out their online form. A towing agent will contact you to arrange a pick-up time, and provide you with a pick-up receipt. The vehicle will be sold at auction and the PMD Foundation will send you a tax-deduction letter upon receiving the funds. Get more information about tax deductions for donated vehicles, and access the online donation form.