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How to Use Facebook to Donate to Our Chapter

Facebook fundraisers are a great way to show your support people with ALS and their families in eastern Missouri and central and southern Illinois!

It’s easy, fast and secure, plus with Facebook fundraising, there are no transaction fees—every cent goes to The ALS Association St. Louis Regional Chapter. Turn your birthday, anniversary or any other occasion in to an opportunity to support families with ALS and fund the search for treatments and a cure.

Get Started:

On your desktop/laptop:
  1. Login to your Facebook account
  2. Click on the "Fundraisers" on the left-hand navigation menu (under "Explore") of your News Feed
  3. Follow the prompts to raise money and create your Facebook fundraiser
  4. Make sure to select The ALS Association St. Louis Regional Chapter to help families in eastern Missouri and central and southern Illinois.
From your mobile phone:
  1. Sign in to your Facebook app
  2. Click on the menu icon (the three bars on the bottom of your screen)
  3. Select "Fundraisers" and follow the prompts to raise money and create your Facebook Fundraiser
  4. Make sure to select The ALS Association St. Louis Regional Chapter to help families in eastern Missouri and southern and central Illinois.

Want more detailed, step-by-step instructions? Click here to download a visual guide to creating your Facebook fundraiser.

If you're logged into Facebook, this link will automatically start a fundraiser for you in our Chapter's name: https://fb.com/fund/ALS.STL.Region/

You can also add a donate button to your posts or a shared post. Learn more

If you’re interested in having your Facebook fundraiser go toward your Walk team, please contact Andrea Flanigan aflanigan@alsastl.org 314-432-7257 ext. 231 for Springfield, IL or Natalie Pottebaum npottebaum@alsastl.org 314-432-7257 ext. 230 for St. Louis.

Some Helpful Tips:

Name your fundraiser
What do you want to name your campaign? Is it in honor of someone special? In memory of a friend or loved one? Are you working towards a cure? Interested in supporting people with ALS with medical equipment, counseling or caregiver relief?

Facebook will provide default language for you to use when creating your Facebook fundraiser, but you can add your own experiences to personalize your campaign and help others understand why this cause is important to YOU. TELL YOUR STORY!

Here are a few facts about ALS to get you started:

  • ALS is 100% fatal and caring for a person with ALS can cost over $250,000 per year in the later stages of the disease.
  • ALS may be diagnosed specifically to an individual, but make no mistake, it is a disease that impacts the entire family
  • The cost of developing a prescription drug that gains market approval is $2.6 billion
  • The ALS Association supports people with ALS and their families, helping them to manage the staggering emotional, financial and physical burden of the disease with free programs and services to increase their quality of life–all while searching aggressively for treatments and a cure.

Pick a Cover Photo
By default, Facebook selects the Chapter’s Facebook cover, but you can choose your favorite photo of your loved one or your entire family! Just upload your image and make sure that it is 720 pixels by 312 pixels and a 72 ppi resolution. If you prefer, we have images available for download that you can use—click here.

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