Ways to Help

Ways to Help

There are many ways you can help Merica House and the Alliance for the Physically Disabled to serve our residents.

Financial Support

1.  Please make checks payable to:

Alliance for the Physically Disabled, Inc.
3705 S. George Mason Dr. #105-S/106-S
Falls Church, Virginia, 22041

2. Donate to our Go Fund Me site by clicking on the link below:

 

3. The APD has joined the Amazon.com Affiliate Program.  This is a way for Merica House to raise funds without any cost to you.  Simply click on this link:

Then bookmark it and use it just like you would for your normal amazon.com purchases.  You will not be charged anything additional for your purchases.  But the APD earns 4% of your purchases for Merica House and its residents.

4.  Would you like to donate items from our Wish List?  Merica House will gratefully accept your tax deductible in-kind donations.  Click on our current wish list below for supplies or items our house needs:

5.  You may be able make an even bigger impact by inquiring if your company will match your donation.  Please inquire with your employer.

6.  Your company may even allow you to make a pre-taxed payroll deduction through the Combined Federal Compaign (CFC) or the United Way.  Please inquire with your employer.


Volunteer Support

Volunteers are the heart of our organization. They provide a sense of fun and brighten our residents’ day.  Do you have some time or a skill you would be willing to share? 

If you are interested please call 703-671-7991.

Socialize:
  • Talk one-on-one or with several residents at Merica House
  • Just talk about “things going on in their life…yours”
  • Read books to one or more resident
  • Listen to music with residents and move (“dance”) with them
  • Rent movies and have a movie session with the resident(s)
  • Hold a hair/make up session with resident(s)
Activities and Projects:
  • Share a meal or prepare one at Merica House with our residents.
  • During the warm summer months some of our residents would enjoy the on-site pool and go for a swim.
  • Discover and/or develop resident’s skills, e.g. Web Design, Fashion Design, Writing, etc.
  • Help residents on their computers.
Coordinate Activities or Events:
  • Help with special events at Merica House, e.g. Open House, birthday celebrations, annual summer BBQ.
  • Host a card party or other game party with the residents.
  • Arrange for speaker to visit Merica House.
  • Assist with a fundraising event.
  • Accompany a resident on an outing to the mall, museum, local play, concert, dinner out, etc.
  • Encourage/accompany residents to visit their high school to talk about Merica House.

Note:  Our residents use Metro Access for transportation and their “guest’ rides free when accompanying them.


We are always looking for new board members. If you would like to come to a board meeting and “see” what we do please call Merica House at:  703-671-7991 .


We are a proud member of United Way of the National Capital Area #8245.  We are also a member of the Combined Federal Campaign #55797.