Ways to Give

Each year, GHA Autism Supports continues to advance its vision of creating environments where people of all ages with ASD are understood, valued and given opportunities to grow individually, as well as contribute to the community.  With the challenging economic environment and the reductions in Medicaid funding, our private fundraising efforts have become all the more important.  There are numerous ways in which you can invest in the supports that we provide to individuals with autism throughout the year:

Make a gift to GHA Autism Supports

GHA Autism Supports is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization with Federal Tax ID number 56-1218105.  All donations are 100% tax deductible to the extent of the federal tax laws.

1)  Give simply by making an on-line donation through PayPal.  GHA Autism Supports utilizes PayPal for secure donations, accepting all major credit cards.

Click here to donate online via PayPal now.

2)  Mail your contribution check to GHA Autism Supports, P.O. Box 2487, Albemarle, NC 28002.  Donations for the Wilmington area may be mailed to GHA Autism Supports, P.O Box 4122, Wilmington, NC 28406.

3)  We will also accept credit card information over the phone.  Please contact Chief Development Officer Beth Olivieri at (704) 982-9600, ext. 125.

Memorials and Honorariums
Memorials and honorariums are a wonderful way to remember and honor friends and loved ones.  Contributions of any amount can be made “In Honor of” or “In Memory of” special individuals to you. Just note that on your contribution and GHA Autism Supports will notify the appropriate recipients of your donation per your instructions.

Matching Gifts
Many employers sponsor matching gift programs and will match charitable contributions made by their employees and retirees.  The impact of your gift may be doubled or possibly tripled if your employer has such a program.

Consider a Pledge
Pledges can be made in any amount and GHA Autism Supports is happy to honor your billing preference on a monthly, quarterly or annual basis.  Please contact Chief Development Officer Beth Olivieri at (704) 982-9600, ext. 125 or by email at betholivieri@ghainc.org to make those arrangements.

Invest in our future by making a gift towards our endowment funds

GHA Autism Supports is pleased to partner with the Foundation For The Carolinas, a non-profit corporation created by and for the people of the Carolinas.  Established as a community foundation, Foundation For The Carolinas assists individuals, families, nonprofits and corporations make a positive impact on their communities. As a public charity, the Foundation offers favorable tax treatment for gifts and a variety of giving methods to help people achieve their charitable goals.  Currently, the Foundation For The Carolinas manages two endowment funds established for the future benefit of GHA Autism Supports:

Click on the links above to learn more about each fund and how you can make a difference.

You may contribute any of the following assets to either endowment fund:

  • Cash
  • Publicly Traded Securities
  • Bonds
  • Mutual Fund Shares
  • Private Securities
  • Real Property
  • Tangible Personal Property
  • Life Insurance Policies
  • Retirement Assets (IRAs, retirement plans, etc.)
  • Business Interests (non-publicly traded or closely held stock, partnership interests, etc.)
  • Trust Assets
  • Estate Assets

Gift acceptance is subject to Board approval and must meet criteria.

Car Donations to GHA Autism Supports

Donate your car, boat, truck, RV, Jet Ski or snowmobile to GHA Autism Supports and receive a tax deduction. This no cost, no hassle process begins when you contact our fundraising partner, CARS at Careasy.org.  You can select GHA Autism Supports to direct the proceeds from the sale of your car.


GHA Autism Supports is always in need of community volunteers for a variety of programs.  Please contact Staff Development Coordinator Beth Irvin at (704) 982-9600, ext. 120 or by email at bethirvin@ghainc.org to inquire.


Contact Us

Physical Address:
213 N. Second Street, Albemarle, NC 28001

Mailing Address:
PO Box 2487, Albemarle, NC 28002

Wilmington Office:
PO Box 4122, Wilmington, NC 28406

Phone: (704) 982-9600
Fax: (704) 982-8155

Phone: (910) 769-1046
Fax: (910) 399-1780

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GHA Autism Supports is licensed by the Division of Health Service Regulation of the North Carolina Department of Human Resources. In addition, GHA Autism Supports is nationally accredited by Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF). ICF/IID homes are certified by the North Carolina Division of Medical Assistance. GHA Autism Supports is a member of the North Carolina Association of Community-Based ICF/IID and CAP providers and the North Carolina Providers Council.

In accordance with Federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, religion, sex, familial status, sexual orientation, and reprisal. (Not all prohibited bases apply to all programs).