guide to giving

Raising awareness of the occupational therapy profession is a priority for AOTA and our members.

 If you would like to help others appreciate occupational therapy’s value, consider a donation to The Fund. If you're familiar with the education and outreach projects conducted by The Fund, and would like to see them continue, consider a contribution.

When you contribute to The Fund To Promote Awareness of Occupational Therapy, your contribution goes directly to support its programs and projects, and is tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.

Occupational Therapy Practitioners and Students

Raising awareness of occupational therapy helps your practice and the profession in general. As more people, including decision makers, better understand the benefits of occupational therapy, the public perception of the value of occupational therapy services will increase.

The Fund To Promote Awareness of Occupational Therapy is continually supporting new materials to help you communicate the value of the profession more effectively, including Tip Sheets, Fact Sheets, and advertisements that you may re-use.

Would you like to encourage more awareness of what occupational therapy can accomplish? Please donate.

Consumers

Occupational therapists and occupational therapy assistants help people of all ages participate in the things they want and need to do through the therapeutic use of everyday activities (occupations). They consider the person’s existing skills and potential challenges to create a personalized treatment plan.

There are many real-life stories of the wonderful transformations that people undergo with the help of occupational therapy.

Please share your own story or donate to the Fund and help us spread the word about the value of occupational therapy.

To learn more about occupational therapy, visit the American Occupational Therapy Association website.

Corporate Donors

We have many opportunities for you to partner with The Fund To Promote Awareness of Occupational Therapy. We produce or promote educational opportunities, fundraising activities, and events and initiatives that receive national media recognition.

Some of the benefits we have provided to our corporate partners include:

  • Partnership recognition through our media outreach efforts.
  • Partner name and corporate logo on event materials and promotional items.
  • Partner name and corporate logo on our website and cross-links between our sites and those of our other partners.
  • Acknowledgement of your support to 100,000 occupational therapy practitioners through     professional publications and during national and regional conferences.

To learn more about The Fund and explore partnership opportunities, please contact:

Chris Bluhm
Chief Operating Officer, AOTA
c/o The Fund To Promote Awareness of Occupational Therapy
4720 Montgomery Lane
Bethesda, MD 20814
Email: cbluhm@aota.org

If you prefer to give privately, we welcome your donation.

To learn more about occupational therapy, visit the American Occupational Therapy Association website.