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Support the fight against muscular dystrophy

Half a century of help...millions to fight muscular dystrophy

America's letter carriers have helped lead the search for a cure for neuromuscular diseases for half a century.

Branches can now register to take part in the year-long campaign to raise funds for NALC's official charity. Branches that fill out a registration form will receive a packet of materials designed to help branches redouble their efforts.

Click here to download a branch registration form. Print it out and mail it to the address at the bottom of the form.

Download the NALC MDA Donation Allocation Form.

MDA Honor Roll

Fundraising report form

Locally raised funds must be turned over to your local MDA office or mailed to the National MDA office in Chicago. Deliver or mail your donation as close as possible to the date the funds were raised and include a completed NALC/MDA Allocation form along with your check or money order. Click here to download the form.

Please mail NALC Headquarters a copy of any receipts or checks along with a copy of the NALC/MDA Allocation so that your branch can be properly recognized. NALC/MDA Allocation must be turned in the same calendar year of the event (no later than December 28th) in order to qualify for the NALC Honor Roll for that year.

Locally raised funds must be turned over to the national MDA office in Chicago.

Muscular Dystrophy Association Inc
Attn: NALC
PO Box 7410354
Chicago, IL 60674-0354


News Updates

The Muscular Dystrophy Association’s top priority is the health and safety of our campers, volunteers, and staff

After much consideration of the current situation regarding the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, and discussion with trusted medical professionals, MDA has made the difficult decision not to hold in-person summer camp programs in 2021.

While we are confident this is the right decision for the safety of our community, we join the camp community in feeling disappointed. We know how much the MDA camp community looks forward to these life-changing weeks at camp every year, and this decision was not made lightly.

The generosity and support of MDA sponsors, donors, volunteers, and supporters enables MDA to help bring a safe, healthy, and enriching camp experience to life each year. While there is no replacement for in-person camp, we remain dedicated to bringing fun to campers while helping them stay connected through virtual programming. We offered virtual programming in 2020, and those who participated shared in a great experience. One mother said, “even though it wasn’t the usual camp, it was still the best week I had with my daughter this summer!” We plan to expand upon virtual programming for 2021 beyond just the summer months and are hopeful to resume planning for in-person camp as soon as it is safe to do so.

This pandemic continues to be a challenging time for everyone, and we greatly appreciate your continued support of MDA and the families we serve.  We wish you and your family the best during this time. Please stay safe and be well!

To celebrate our 71st year, there are a few ways we encourage your Branch to get involved:

Branch MDA representatives are reminded to deliver all money collected each year, along with activity forms, to MDA by Dec. 28. Activity form copies should be sent to the attention of Christina Vela Davidson at NALC Headquarters also by Dec. 28.


Join Team NALC for the 2021 Tough Mudder 5K          

On October 17, 2021, Team NALC will be running the Tough Mudder 5K in Budds Creek Motocross Park 27963 Budds Creek Road, Mechanicsville, MD 20659! All proceeds will go to the Muscular Dystrophy Association as we work to Deliver the Cure and transform the lives of people affected by muscular dystrophy, ALS and related neuromuscular diseases. 

The Tough Mudder 5K is an Obstacle Course Race that covers 5 kilometers (~3 miles) and is a chance to challenge yourself without the pressure of timings and competition. 13 teamwork-focused obstacles stand between you, your team and the finish line. Be prepared to get muddy, have a great time with your friends and super-charge your weekend!

Please consider donating to Team NALC here:

2021 Registration Form
2021 Donation Form
2021 Sponsor Form 

Please send all forms and donations to:

Christina Davidson
100 Indiana Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20001-2144

NALC MDA Gift Bags 

Please help us support the Muscular Dystrophy Association by purchasing this MDA tote bag with all of these items for $100. Proceeds from every purchase will help children and adults in the MDA community and support innovative research to change the future for people with neuromuscular diseases. 

Purchase yours today!


REMEMBER: All donation made will be counted toward your 2021 MDA branch totals.


NALC-MDA Poker Chips on sale $2.00 each


MDA 2019 Honor Roll

NALC’s annual MDA Honor Roll recognizes branches for their fundraising efforts for the union’s official charity in 2019. The top spots for each of 10 branch membership size categories and the branch with the largest overall total are celebrated with an opportunity to attend a special function designated by President Rolando.

The Honor Roll is followed by a list of reported MDA fundraising results. Next to each branch’s name is the total they raised for the year.

The total raised in 2019 was $1,363,608.

“Letter carriers should be very proud of their efforts to support MDA, and the children and adults whose lives are made better and longer through its work,” Rolando said.


Deliver the Cure with MDA Guidebook

TheCover image for the Deliver the Cure Guidebook updated Deliver the Cure with MDA Guidebook is now available for download.

In it, you’ll find information about:

  • the longstanding partnership between NALC and MDA
  • how to get involved and make a difference
  • keys to a successful fundraiser
  • partnership guidelines
  • Combined Federal Campaign opportunities
  • important information about securing funds

—and a whole lot more.


NALC supports MDA through…

Summer camps: Wonderful opportunities for children living with muscular dystrophy to spend time with kids who are just like them, doing activities adapted to their needs and establishing new friendships. NALC members are proud of the fundraising work we do all year long to support research to one day deliver a cure and to help make camps like these a reality. Volunteer for a summer camp near you by going here

Muscle Walks: A series of fun, non-competitive local walks held across the country, funding research and services for people with any of more than 40 muscle-damaging diseases. Muscle Walks provides an opportunity to honor adults and children with any of the more than 40 muscle diseases in MDA’s program, walk to have fun and get some light exercise, and raise funds to help MDA support research and provide vital services to families affected by neuromuscular disease.

Bowlathons: One more way NALC can show how serious we are about our long partnership with MDA. For some branches, it might have been years since they’ve done any sort of MDA fund-raising. Others may never have. An event such as a bowlathon gives branches a project they can plug right into, with a goal of increasing branch and letter carrier participation. 

Fill the Satchel: Letter carriers, in uniform and with their postal satchels, set up at various locations around the country, collecting from motorists, pedestrians, shoppers—and even from the crowds heading into sports venues. 

MDA Quest Magazine

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Combined Federal Campaign

The Combined Federal Campaign number for the Muscular Dystrophy Association is 10561.

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