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Cash Donations:

Mission for Educating Citizens with Autism is a 501(c)(3) organization.  Your donation is tax-deductible. To contribute, make your check payable to “MECA” and send it to:

100 E. Lancaster Ave.
Suite #130
Downingtown, PA 19335

Educational Improvement Tax Credit Program:

Mission for Educating Citizens with Autism, through its MECA Foundation, is proud to announce that we are now eligible to receive support as a Scholarship Foundation Organization through Pennsylvania’s Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) program. Click here to learn more!

Donations In Kind:

MECA welcomes donations of goods or services that can be used by our programs or auctioned at our fundraisers.  If you would like to make a donation in-kind, please contact MECA needs the following new or “gently used” items for the PAAL program.  We would really appreciate receiving any from the list below:

  • Small Dishwasher
  • DVD Players
  • Cell Phones
  • Staff Lockers
  • TV – 21″ diagonal screen
  • Vacuum Cleaners
  • Blackberry Devices
  • Video Game Systems
  • Bluetooth Ear Pieces
  • Rocking Chairs
  • Games that plug into the TV
  • Large Bedroom Dresser with at least 10 drawers.

United Way Beneficiary:

If your place of employment has a United Way Drive, please designate us as your beneficiary. Here’s how: Select Mission for Educating Citizens with Autism as your beneficiary on the form provided by your employer. Specify Tax ID 23-2906372

Here’s an easy, cost-free way to contribute to MECA.  If you follow the directions below, will send MECA a percentage of any purchases you make over the internet from certain stores.   It’s the stores who pay the percentage, not you, so you can help our kids without dipping into your wallet.  Pretty cool! You can even make a contribution to MECA through without buying anything.  Just use the search engine.  Every search you make earns a penny for MECA.  Those pennies really add up.  Here’s how to do it:

  1. Go to by clicking this link.
  2. Register.  (IT’S QUICK, EASY, AND BEST OF ALL, FREE!)
  3. Follow the directions gives to ensure that your puchases and searches result in MECA contributions.

Collecting Money “Canning” for PAAL/MECA:

Soliciting contributions at area businesses or “canning” can be an effective way to raise money for MECA’s programs.  Unlike more elaborate fundraisers, canning requires less preparation, fewer volunteer workers, and less expense.  It is possible for a small group of family members and friends to raise a considerable sum in a weekend!  Here are a few tips, should you decide to try this method.