Ways To Give

Join our crusade to raise money for scleroderma research now! There are many ways that you can support the KBS Foundation. We are grateful for your commitment to helping KBS fund research that will bring us closer to a cure. Here are a few ways that you can help:

Make a Monetary Contribution

Donate now! KBS offers a fast, secure and convenient way to make tax deductible credit card donations. Your contribution can make a difference! Click here to make a secure online donation now or give by mail: KBS Foundation, P.O. Box 261671, Encino, CA 91426-1671


Companies and individuals can support KBS by underwriting special events, individual research projects and postdoctoral fellowships. For additional information on sponsorship opportunities, contact us.


Get Involved with KBS! KBS welcomes volunteers year round to help coordinate new events, prepare for existing events, assist with procuring auction items, and recruit new supporters. In addition, many volunteers produce events on their own to help raise funds and awareness.

What’s your hobby?    Do you have a passion that KBS can turn into an event to raise funds & awareness for KBS? Please contact us to join our volunteer network.

Employer Matched Contributions

Many corporations will match charitable gifts made by individual employees.  If you are considering a gift, contact your human resources department to see if a matching donation program is offered.  This program is an excellent way to double the level of your generosity!


GoodShopKBS can earn money every time you shop online! Shop at more than 600 GoodShop.com merchants including Amazon, Best Buy, Toys R Us, and others, and a percentage of each purchase will go to your cause!  GoodShop.com is an online shopping mall which donates up to 30% of each purchase to KBS! Hundreds of great stores including Amazon, Target, Gap, Best Buy, eBay, Macy’s and Barnes & Noble have teamed up with GoodShop and every time you place an order, you’ll be supporting KBS.


GoodSearchWhat if KBS earned a donation every time you searched the Internet? GoodSearch.com is a new search engine that donates to the charity designated by its users. Go to GoodSearch.com, enter “Karen Brown Scleroderma Foundation” as your charity of choice and start searching the Internet. Use it exactly as you would any search engine.

And if you download the GoodSearch – Karen Brown Scleroderma Foundation toolbar, our cause will earn money every time you shop and search online – even if you forget to go to GoodShop or GoodSearch first! Add the Karen Brown Scleroderma Foundation GoodSearch toolbar now!


RalphsDid you know that KBS can benefit when you do your grocery shopping by registering your Ralphs Rewards Card? Each time you shop for groceries and swipe your card (or enter your phone number), KBS automatically starts earning money. It’s a great way to support KBS year round without costing you anything extra! To enroll, just print this document and bring it with you to Ralphs. Give the barcode to the cashier (just one time) and KBS will start earning a percentage of what you spend at Ralphs each time you shop!  (Annual registration is required and the new enrollment period starts September 1st each year.)

Gelson’s Super Market Script Program

Gelsons MarketKBS will receive 5% of everything you buy from Gelson’s Super Markets when you use gift cards purchased through KBS. The program is simple and easy! How it works: You buy Gelson’s gift cards from KBS at face value. Use the Gelson’s gift card at any Gelson’s just as if you were paying in cash or with a credit card. Call or e-mail us when you need more gift cards (818) 384-7439 or info@KBSfoundation.org.

Escape to Mammoth

Rent luxurious condos in Mammoth & KBS will receive a portion of the proceeds from your stay! The Solstice development is one of Mammoth’s Five-Star rated properties. With beautiful furnishings, full kitchen with granite counters, dining room and patio deck, these cozy units are a perfect fit for your next relaxing vacation. The Solstice complex is located centrally in town, just a few blocks from the ski lifts, the Mammoth Village with shopping and dining. Receive a KBS discount by entering “KBS2009” when you book your stay online! To book your stay & take a virtual tour of the properties: Solstice 6 – Sleeps 8 comfortably or Solstice 15 – Sleeps 13 comfortably

Cars 4 Causes

Cars 4 CausesDonate cars, trucks, boats, RVs, motorcycles –running or non-running– to KBS. Contact Cars 4 Causes and select KBS as the beneficiary of your tax deductible donation of your vehicle.

Product Donations

Do you have computers, printers or other items that you are no longer using and would like to donate to KBS? We graciously accept product donations for items that the KBS can use or sell. At the same time, you may be able to take advantage of a tax deduction for the donation. Contact us to make a donation.

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