Make A Donation

We welcome your support of our ministry and believe that all gifts, large and small, make a difference in the lives of the children LSEM serves. Donations from friends like you are critical to meet the needs of the 1 in 5 children that struggle with traditional learning methods. As we celebrate 150 years of serving children with learning needs, we invite you to be a part of this Legacy of Love by making a special anniversary gift.

You can designate your gift towards one of our Anniversary Pillars, or have it go towards where it is needed most.

  • Endowment | A gift to the LSEM endowment means you are investing in the lives of God’s children for generations to come. Your gift would help grow that endowment, which would benefit the ministry both now and in the years to come.
  • Resources | The core of our ministry lies in providing the tools, materials, and resources that enable children with special learning needs to be successful in their studies. A gift toward Resources would help ensure that every child has the best individual and specific resources they need.
  • Expansion | As we continue to reach out to serve more children, we need to expand our ministry’s capacity. As an LCMS recognized expert in special education, a gift toward Expansion would enable us to serve more children learning with Dyslexia, ADHD, Autism, and other special needs.

Read stories about how your donations are making a difference to the children we serve.

Teacher Wish Lists

You can donate physical items directly to our teacher classrooms by purchasing items from their Amazon Wish Lists. You can find a list of our participating teachers here. Thank you for supporting our students by improving their classrooms and giving them things that will benefit their learning experience.

Honor & Memorial Cards

Screen Shot 2015-12-30 at 4.56.24 PMIf you would like to give a gift in someone’s honor or memory, you can write your request in the comments box. Upon receiving your donation, we will send the card to the recipient(s) informing them that you’ve made a contribution in their name. You can also request Honor/Memorial Cards be sent to you by contacting our office.

More Ways to Help

Donations are vital to the children we serve. There are a variety of ways to give:

  • general gift
  • endowment fund
  • honor/memorial gifts
  • matching gifts
  • planned giving

To learn more, contact the Development Department at (248) 419-3390 ext. 104.

Volunteer Opportunities

Do you have time and talents to share with Lutheran Special Education Ministries? Whether it’s stuffing envelopes, scanning records, serving on a committee, or listening to a child read in the classroom, the work of our ministry is made lighter with the help of dedicated volunteers.

The volunteer needs of each area of the country vary.  If you have time and talents to offer and a heart for children with learning challenges, please contact us at (248) 419-3390 or follow the link and complete the Volunteer Application.

“For we are God’s workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.”
Ephesians 2:10
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