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Donations – Online and by mail

Donate to DRNC!  Disability Rights North Carolina is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. All donations are 100% tax deductible. Make your gift today online, or mail a check to our office in Raleigh.

  • Give online through a one-time or monthly recurring donation.
  • Mail a check to:

Disability Rights North Carolina
3724 National Drive, Suite 100
Raleigh, NC 27612

DRNC and the disability community of North Carolina lost a great friend and legal advocate with the passing of DRNC litigation director John Rittelmeyer in October. To honor John as the pillar of our organization that he was, DRNC created a memorial fund in his name. The John Rittelmeyer Disability Education Fund, established to support issues of importance to the disability community, was seeded by his and his family’s request for memorial gifts in his honor. Donations designated as a tribute to John’s work will continue to grow the fund, and donors of $250 or more will have the opportunity to be memorialized on the plaque that we will prominently display in DRNC’s office suite. 

Your donation matters

Your donations are always needed; each and every dollar donated makes a difference. Our funding comes from federal and state grants, private foundations, charitable contributions from organizations, and from individuals like you. With your help, we can change the lives of thousands of people in North Carolina who face discrimination because of their disabilities.

Over 2 million North Carolina residents have one or more disability. As North Carolina’s protection and advocacy agency, we work to address the legal needs of people with all types of disabilities, of all ages, statewide. This year, more than 4,000 people with disabilities will contact DRNC for help. Thousands more will benefit from our systemic advocacy efforts.

We have much work to do to make sure that our communities are inclusive and integrated. Too many of our clients live on the margins of society and/or have their legal rights denied. Your support for our work supports the right of people with disabilities to live independent lives in the communities of their choice.

Other ways to support DRNC

There are many ways to provide support for the work of Disability Rights North Carolina. Individual donations are meaningful ways to impact our work. However, your philanthropy doesn’t have to end there! Below are a few examples of programs that help fund our work:

NC State Employees Combined Campaign

Disability Rights North Carolina participates in the SECC
for state employees. Our participant number is 1544.



AmazonSmile is a website operated by Amazon with the same products, prices, and shopping features as 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 shop on AmazonSmile, you must first select “Disability Rights North Carolina” as your charity.

Go directly to DRNC on

Then, when you shop, start your shopping experience at to make sure your purchases count!


Did you know that a part of every purchase you make online can be donated to Disability Rights NC? When you shop through Goodshop, up to 20% of what you spend can be donated at no cost to you.

Sign up today and select Disability Rights North Carolina as your “cause”.

Planned giving

Leave a legacy to show that your life made a difference and to serve as a long-standing memorial of what you believed was important. Planned charitable giving can be an easy way to support a nonprofit organization doing work you believe is important.

Two of the most common ways to make a planned gift are through a Last Will and Testament and through life insurance. It is easy to identify Disability Rights North Carolina as a recipient of a percentage of your estate, a defined benefit amount, or an asset. Or you can designate Disability Rights North Carolina as a beneficiary or co-beneficiary on your life insurance policy. Based on your overall financial plan, either of these options are a good way to make a meaningful gift and receive tax benefits.

Contact Susan McLean at or 919-856-2195 to discuss how you can join others who have set up planned gifts to ensure the future of Disability Rights North Carolina and its work to improve the lives of people with disabilities.