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In 2015, the Chapter worked with over 500 individuals affected by a life altering spinal cord injury.

Make A Donation
We do not, and have never, charged for our services. We rely on donations, sponsors and grants to fund our peer program.  If we have made a difference in your life, or that of someone you love or you simply believe in the work that we do, please consider making a donation. Thank you for your kindness.

  • $50 gives the gift of hope to a husband and wife
  • $100 gives the gift to hope to a newly injured teen and his parents
  • $500 gives the gift of hope and services to an individual bedridden in a nursing home, lost in the system

If your company offers gift matching, it is an easy way to double your donation. Scroll down to the bottom to enter your company name.

Support our 2016 Boston Marathon Runners: Team RISE
“My cousin has been a quadriplegic since an accident last year. Since that time, I have become acutely aware of the need for such important resources as the Greater Boston Chapter.” Kim G.

The minimum goal is $5,000 but many have set personal goals far beyond the minimum. To support their run and make a difference in the lives of those affected by a paralyzing spinal cord injury, make a donation on line and enter the runner’s name in the Honor box.

By Mail | Donate While Shopping | Memorial Donation | Planned Giving/Bequests

The Greater Boston Chapter (GBC), National Spinal Cord Injury Association, also doing business as Rise Above Paralysis, is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Your donation is tax deductible to the full extent allowed by law.  Every donation receives an acknowledgement letter from our organization which can be used for tax purposes.

To further its charitable purpose, the GBC welcomes individual, corporate and foundation support. Every gift helps. Contributions by checks, gifts of securities and other property may be made to Greater Boston Chapter.

Thank you for your thoughtful donation.


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Meet Our Marathon Runners

Our Chapter is honored to have five dedicated runners in the 2016 Boston Marathon. Some of them ran for us in 2015 and some will be achieving one of their life goals in 2016. They come from as far away as California.

This year, our team will raise over $25,000 to support our spinal cord injury peer mentoring programs. Last year we served over 500 individuals living with a life altering spinal cord injury. These individuals ranged from the newly injured to those struggling to live in their communities to those who simply want to get out and have fun. We do not, and never have, charged for our services.

Thank you for your support of our team.


To Donate Online


Click the DonorPro logo below.
Indicate gift designation in the pull down box.  We will send you an acknowledgement letter of your donation, which will also serve as your receipt for tax purposes.  Does your company offer gift matching? It is an easy way to double your donation.
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To Give By Mail:

Make donations payable to: Greater Boston Chapter-NSCIA.

Send to:
Greater Boston Chapter-NSCIA
2 Rehabilitation Way
Woburn, MA 01801

We will send you an acknowledgement letter of your donation, which will also serve as your receipt for tax purposes.


To Make A Memorial Donation:

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Click the DonorPro logo.

If donating on line, indicate memory designation in the pull down box.

If sending by mail, indicate the memory designation in the Comments section on the check.
Make donations payable to: Greater Boston Chapter-NSCIA.
Send to:
Greater Boston Chapter-NSCIA
2 Rehabilitation Way
Woburn, MA 01801

A letter will be sent to your designee, notifying them of your donation. The specific amount of your gift will not be mentioned in the letter. We will send you an acknowledgement letter of your donation, which will also serve as your receipt for tax purposes.


Planned Giving/Bequests

Planned giving to the Greater Boston Chapter, National Spinal Cord Injury Association, RISE Above Paralysis, Inc. can be an important part of your impact on the spinal cord injured community. Anyone, regardless of age or income, can benefit from financial and estate planning. Planned giving can enable higher charitable donations, while maximizing tax benefits. You’ll be supporting your own philanthropic mission while enhancing the financial security of your family.

Property that is left to the Greater Boston Chapter through a will is exempt from estate taxes and is deductible in calculating your taxable estate. Your bequest may be a specific dollar amount, a percentage of the estate, or certain assets such as securities, stocks or retirement accounts. An outright Bequest can be stated in a new will, or added as a codicil to an existing will, as simply as follows:

“I give and bequeath to the Greater Boston Chapter, National Spinal Cord Injury Association, RISE Above Paralysis, Inc. a not-for-profit corporation located in the State of Massachusetts, [the sum of __ dollars] or [all or __% of the rest, residue and remainder of my estate] for its general purpose.”

Other planned giving alternatives include the creation of a Charitable Remainder Trust in your will, or one of several forms of Life Income Plans. CRTs offer several benefits:

  • The assets are removed from your estate when it is transferred to the CRT, so it won’t be subject to estate taxes after your death.
  • You receive an income stream for life or for a designated period.
  • You make a substantial gift to a favorite charity.

For more information in how to include the Greater Boston Chapter in your Estate Planning options, please consult an attorney who specializes in estate planning.


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