Support DAPS

As a local, independent 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, we depend on memberships and other donations in order to provide services at no cost to those affected by Parkinson's disease. We do not receive funding from any national Parkinson's organization or the government. There are many ways you can support DAPS in our mission to impact and improve the lives of those affected by Parkinson's disease.

  • Subscribe as a member, become a GEM (Giving Every Month), or make a 1-time donation to help fund the more than 25 exercise, speech, discussion, and support groups that we provide free of charge to those affected by Parkinson's disease.
  • Join The Clarice and Brook Dougherty Legacy Circle by naming DAPS as a charity you will support in your will.
  • Link your Kroger Plus card to Dallas Area Parkinsonism Society (organization number 80709), then use your card every time you shop at Kroger, and a percentage of your purchase price will be donated to DAPS!
  • Link your Tom Thumb Rewards card to Dallas Area Parkinsonism Society (charity number 3071). Then use your card every time you shop at Tom Thumb, and a percentage of your purchase price will be donated to DAPS! Click here for details, or go to
  • Do your online shopping through Just go to, sign in or sign up for an iGive account, and choose Dallas Area Parkinsonism Society as your cause of choice. Then when you shop online, stop at first, choose your online store, and a percentage of your purchase amount will be sent to DAPS as a donation. If you install the iGive Button, you don't even have to go to first; it will automatically detect when you are on an iGive-supporting site!
  • Sign up to support Dallas Area Parkinsonism Society at, and .5% of the your eligible purchases will automatically be donated to DAPS!
  • Direct donations to DAPS through Thrivent Financial's Thrivent Choice® program. By directing Choice Dollars(R) through Thrivent Choice, eligible members recommend where Thrivent Financial distributes some of its charitable outreach grant dollars among thousands of participating nonprofit organizations and congregations.
  • Participate in our two major fundraisers each year to ensure the continuation of our programs:
    • In April, we invite our members and community partners to participate in our annual Non-Event, a fun way to imagine a journey to a far-off land or an exciting local venue while supporting DAPS' mission.
    • In September, we participate in North Texas Giving Day! When you donate through on that day, DAPS is eligible for a percentage of matching funds and other awards. In 2013, DAPS won awards in the small nonprofit category for 2nd place for most donations from unique donors (funded by The Dallas Foundation) and 1st place for largest increase in number of unique donors (funded by the Harold Simmons Foundation). In 2014, 2015, and 2016, we did not win any awards, but many people came together on NTGD and supported DAPS. Thank you to all who participated! We invite you to experience the excitement and support DAPS on the next North Texas Giving Day, Thursday, September 14, 2017!