In addition to making a donation to the Facial Pain Association, there are other ways in which you can support the organization.
Start a Support Group in Your Area
FPA Support Groups provide information, mutual aid, and encouragement to those living with facial pain, caregivers, spouses, family, friends, and health professionals. Groups help participants feel less alone, and give them a chance to connect with others whose lives are affected by trigeminal neuralgia and other neuropathic facial pain.
Consider starting a Support Group in your area. FPA provides help getting started then training and support along the way.
AmazonSmile is a website operated by Amazon with the same products, prices, and shopping features as Amazon.com. The difference is that when you shop on AmazonSmile, the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price of eligible products to the charitable organization of your choice.
To begin, visit AmazonSmile, and when prompted to select a charitable organization, choose The Facial Pain Association (aka TNA-Facial Pain Association). Bookmark the smile.amazon.com page and use that for all future purchases.
Ask Others to Donate
Talk to your friends and loved ones about your experience with Facial Pain and how it has affected your life. Let them know about all the great work we do at the Facial Pain Association and how their financial support will make a difference.
There are many ways in which to donate. You can also download and print the form linked here for them to complete and mail. If you’d like some printed materials/brochures you can use to help educate others, please contact us.
GoFundMe is one of many crowdfunding platforms that lets you create your own unique fundraising campaign (for convenience, we have an established FPA presence on the GoFundMe site). You can create a team or fundraise as an individual. Be creative – maybe do something for Giving Tuesday or TN Awareness Day, or in honor of an individual suffering from TN.
There are many types of events where a fundraising component can be added — you can donate proceeds of ticket sales from a show, provide a percentage of the money raised during a specific timeframe at a restaurant, create a walk-a-thon, have a lemonade sale. Be creative!
We can provide support and materials to assist. Please contact us at least 2 weeks prior to the event at firstname.lastname@example.org or calling (800) 923-3608, so we can offer advice and ensure our message and brand are being used appropriately.
Start a fundraising campaign on Facebook for a special occasion (birthday, anniversary). You must notify us that you will be fundraising by sending an email to email@example.com or calling (800) 923-3608. Please also contact us when the fundraising is over with the amount that should be expected.
From your top right profile page on Facebook click on the “Create” button then choose “Fundraiser”. You can also find this button on the left side panel of your newsfeed.
You’ll then be asked who you are raising money for. Select “Nonprofit”.
When prompted, type in “Facial Pain Association” and click on the image below text once it appears.
Then follow the prompts – select goal, date it will end, etc. – to finalize your campaign and begin fundraising.
Sell Items on eBay
eBay sellers can donate a percentage when they sell an item. Click here to learn about the benefits to you as a seller and how to begin.
Donate Goods or Services
Do you have an item to donate that others might want to bid on at an auction? Vacation rental, sports memorabilia? Contact us for more information.
Join or follow the FPA on our social media platforms and share posted information!
Volunteer to assist with an exhibition at a local healthcare conference
TN Awareness Day
Support efforts for TN Awareness day held annually on October 7th. Visit TNAwarenessDay.com for more details
Attend or Host an FPA Conference
The FPA and its sponsors host both regional and national conferences where patients and their loved ones can connect directly with physicians who treat facial pain.
This is also a place where the entire facial pain community can come together to offer support.
Click here for the latest calendar of events. If you represent a medical institution that is interested in hosting a conference, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or (800) 923-3608.
Text “SupportFPA” to 243-725 to make a donation from anywhere in the world!
Thank you for your interest in supporting the Facial Pain Association!
Have other suggestions? Let us know so we can share your ideas.