Ways to Support HMS

There are many ways to support the exceptional services that HMS provides for our students. We value your gift and pledge to use it wisely. HMS is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization.

To make a donation online, please click here. To mail in your donation, please make your check payable to HMS School for Children with Cerebral Palsy and mail to:

4400 Baltimore Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Attn: Rachel Calvarese-Donovan

Annual Appeal

Gifts to the Annual Appeal help to close the gap between the actual cost of educating each HMS student and funds that the state provides. Your gift enables us to further strengthen HMS’s educational and residential programs with specialized equipment and services that help our students to reach their maximum potential.

United Way

You can support our programs with a contribution to United Way by designating HMS as your preferred recipient. Please list HMS School #00240 on the Donor Choice form for United Way of Southeastern Pennsylvania. HMS is also listed on United Way’s website.

Matching Gifts

If your employer offers a matching gift program, please look into whether HMS qualifies as a way to maximize your donation.

Honoraria and Memorials

A gift to HMS in honor of a special person or event, or in memory of a friend or family member is a meaningful choice that has a lasting impact for our students.

Planned Gifts and Bequests

Immediate or deferred gifts of cash, securities or other property can assist HMS in numerous ways, while providing tax benefits to the donor. Bequests can be made to the school through a brief legal document in the donor’s will.

Participate in Pennsylvania’s Educational Improvement Tax Credit Program  (EITC)

The Pennsylvania Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) program allows businesses in the Commonwealth to earn a tax credit for up to 90% of certain Pennsylvania taxes when they make a donation to a “scholarship organization” such as HMS School for Children with Cerebral Palsy. If your business is subject to one or more of the following PA taxes, it is eligible to participate in this program.

  • Corporate Net Income Tax
  • Capital Stock Franchise Tax
  • Bank & Trust Company Shares Tax
  • Title Insurance Companies Shares Tax
  • Insurance Premiums Tax
  • Mutual Thrift Institutions Tax
  • Personal Income Tax of S corporation shareholders or partnership partners

The application process is simple, but application deadlines and timely compliance must be emphasized as there is a yearly statewide cap and tax credits are awarded on a first-come, first-served basis.

Applications for new EITC participants (one or two-year applicants) will be accepted on July 1, 2014.

See more detailed information or Download an application.

Funds received under this program provide direct support to HMS School’s need-based, tuition assistance program. Please consider making it possible for more students with cerebral palsy to attend HMS through this powerful program.

For additional information please contact Development Associate Cheryl Molle at cmolle@hmsschool.org.


Community members volunteer time one-on-one with students or with small groups as part of our recreation therapy program. Please contact Rachel Morales at rmorales@hmsschool.org  for volunteer opportunities, or click here to view our volunteer page.

For further information on giving to HMS School, please contact Cheryl Molle, Development Officer at cmolle@hmsschool.org.