Sharon Applegate, DEAF, Inc.'s Executive Director and Diana Goldfarb, Development Director, receive a donation check from Northeastern University students and faculty

Sharon Applegate, DEAF, Inc.'s Executive Director (center) and Diana Goldfarb, Development Director (3rd from right), receive a donation from Northeastern University students and faculty, February 2014

Since 1977, DEAF, Inc. remains the only Massachusetts agency run by and for Deaf, DeafBlind, Hard of Hearing, and Late-Deafened people. DEAF, Inc. provides essential services to empower Deaf, DeafBlind, Hard of Hearing, and Late-Deafened people of diverse backgrounds. We offer a supportive community environment that encourages participation, self and community advocacy, and empowerment through learning and skills development. DEAF, Inc. impacts thousands of Deaf, DeafBlind, Hard of Hearing, and Late-Deafened people and their families. As a 501(c)3 nonprofit, community-based agency, we depend on grants, donations, and support from friends like you. Please consider making a donation today.

Your donation is fully tax-deductible. We will mail or email an acknowledgement to thank you for your donation, which you can keep as your receipt and for tax purposes.

Make a Monetary Donation

You can donate by making a secure, online donation through PayPal, mailing a check to us or arranging to make smaller, monthly contributions. When donating online, please write "donation" on the memo line. PayPal will send you an email confirmation receipt using DEAF, Inc.'s full, legal name, "Developmental Evaluation and Adjustment Facilities, Inc."

Or you can mail a check made out to DEAF, Inc. Please write on the memo line that it is a donation and mail it to:

DEAF, Inc.
Development Office
215 Brighton Avenue
Allston, MA 02134

Make a Monthly Gift

You can also support DEAF, Inc. by giving a smaller monthly donation. This lets you spread your donation over the entire year (or any number of months you prefer). By donating monthly, you can increase your support and help DEAF, Inc. serve our community more effectively. For more information on making your donation in monthly amounts, please call, mail, or email DEAF, Inc. to make your pledge.

Wish List

Donations of goods or services help reduce DEAF, Inc. expenses. Your donation of new or gently used office supplies, gift cards for supplies, food, and prizes can directly support community events (like our annual Deaf Community Thanksgiving dinner, and our annual Deaf Community Health Fair). We also need people with specific skills, like photographers, who are interested in donating their services for a specific event or project. For large items or if you have a specific skill that might benefit DEAF, Inc., please contact us to make arrangements to drop off your donation.

DEAF, Inc. would welcome any of the following items that are needed at this time:

•  Gift cards for food, supplies, and prizes
•  Copy/printing paper (preferably 8 1/2" x 11" or 8" x 14")
•  Eco-friendly paper goods (cups, napkins, plates, paper towels)

Employer Matching Gifts

Many companies will match your gift to DEAF, Inc., which could double or triple the value of your gift. Ask your employer or human resources department about matching gifts, request a form, and send it in with your donation to DEAF, Inc.

Volunteer With Us

Please visit our Volunteer page to learn more about volunteering and student internship opportunities at DEAF, Inc.

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