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Providing Answers, Support and Hope in Delaware, New Jersey and Pennsylvania
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Make a Contribution

The Lupus Foundation of America (LFA) was established in 1977 to educate and support those affected by lupus and find the cure. The LFA supports research, education, awareness, patient services, and advocacy. LFA is a nationwide grassroots, volunteer-driven organization exclusively serving individuals, families, and friends affected by lupus.

Donate to any of our funds that best suit your giving interests:

  • Giving to the Annual Fund includes a subscription to our newsletter, Lupus Line, and supports our many local programs and services. The levels of your donation are:
    • Supporter, $30
    • Friend, $50
    • Sponsor, $100
    • Partner, $250
    • Patron, $500
    • Benefactor, $1,000
  • Donate in honor or memory of a loved one.
  • If you want to help someone living with lupus who needs financial aid as a result of their diagnosis, contribute to the Hortense Guggenheim Grant-In-Aid fund.
  • The Julius Erving Fund was established to fund research related to the diagnosis and treatment of lupus, with the ultimate goal of finding a cure.
  • Prefer to give away items? Donate your car or household goods!


Volunteer with the Tri-State Chapter

Please complete the online form, or print the following PDF and send to our office: Volunteer Application (PDF)

Event Staff: Help register participants, distribute T-shirts, set up the site, and more at our Walk to End Lupus Now events.

Patient and Community Services Committee: Organize World Lupus Day programs and the Living Well with Lupus Symposium.

Advocacy: Meet with state and federal legislators to ensure that funding is provided for research and educational programs.

Office Support: Answer telephones, prepare mailings and complete data entry.

Publicity/Public Relations: Be willing to tell your story about living with lupus. Contact local community newspapers to request coverage of chapter fund-raising events and educational programs.

Educational Programs: Share your expertise as a health care professional, social worker or lawyer to provide information to assist those living with lupus.

Health Fairs: We receive many requests from local churches, universities and hospitals to distribute information about lupus and need help from volunteers to cover these events.

Community Outreach: Contact potential partners such as businesses and civic groups.

Outreach to High Risk Groups: One of our concerns is increasing awareness within high-risk groups, specifically, African-Americans, Asian and Hispanic communities. The volunteers should be willing to contact church and community groups, distribute literature and arrange for our speakers to address their meetings.

Support Group Facilitators: Facilitate a support group in your community. Leaders must be at least 21 years of age, receive the proper training, and convene their group at least 8 times per year.

Self-Help Course Leader: Must be at least 21 years of age. Leaders are required to complete a formal training program.

Host a fundraiser

Turn your passion into action! Our third party fundraising campaign empowers anyone to get involved in fight against lupus by providing a fundraising platform to raise money for a great cause. You can plan a local community event, launch a mutually beneficial cause-marketing campaign, get your gym involved- anything goes! Just get your creative juices flowing.

Fill out an application today!