We greatly appreciate any donation that you can make to our center. You can make your
donation in three ways:
1. Money for programs and services
Donations of money are used to provide services to people who have no funding, including
the elderly, minority, live in inner-city or rural areas, have young children, or
live in retirement center. These funds are used to repair and adapt devices, including
toys, computers, and communication devices.
The University of Memphis Foundation/Mid-South ACT has a non-profit status via The
University Of Memphis Foundation. The foundation is a designated 501(c)(3) organization
by the IRS, and all donations of money, time, or equipment are tax deductible.
Every year, Mid-South ACT staff work with many people who have no funds to pay for
2. Hardware and Computers - used for loaners
We accept donated computers, printers, modems, software programs, scanners, and augmentative
communication devices or other assistive technology devices. Computers and printers
are needed for loan to people with disabilities in West Tennessee who cannot afford
to purchase them. These computers are used for language development, to teach young
people with disabilities math and reading, and for job preparation and training. Due
to the ever increasing complexity of assistive technology programs, our minimum requirements
for donated computers are "working" computers with a minimum of a I GHz processor
with a minimum of 512 MB of RAM.
3. Time - for adapting toys and helping with projects
Your contributions are very important to us, but the most valuable contribution of
all is your time. If you are interested in having the experience of working with persons
with disabilities, Contact Us
We can provide written receipt of donated items for your tax deduction.