FODAC Named to Charities Under 5% Overhead

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Friends of Disabled Adults and Children Named to Charities Under 5% Overhead

Atlanta-based non-profit recognized for low overhead, high program support

Stone Mountain GA – (9 February 2015) – Friends of Disabled Adults and Children (FODAC), a non-profit organization providing over $10 million annually in home medical equipment (HME) and supplies to the disabled community, was recently named to Charities Under 5% Overhead, a federation of charities that have operating overhead of five percent or less.

“We know that donors look to the overhead percentage as a deciding factor when determining which causes to support in their charitable giving,” stated Chris Brand, president and CEO of FODAC. “FODAC has always maintained a low overhead, leveraging tactics like recycling, our thrift store and our volunteers to lower overhead costs. Every dollar that goes into FODAC can be turned into $10 worth of HME. We are honored to be recognized by Charities Under 5% Overhead for our legacy of financial responsibility, and appreciate the boost this recognition will provide for our future fundraising efforts.”

Charities Under 5% Overhead is part of the Independent Charities of America, an IRS-recognized 501(c)(3) nonprofit association recognizing American charities that meet the highest standards of public accountability and program effectiveness and facilitating gifts to those charities from contributors in fund drives conducted at work and on the web. These charities are included in the Combined Federal Campaign (CFC), the federal government’s on-the-job fund-raising drive. The CFC takes place every fall, usually from mid-September through early November. Employees receive a pledge card and “catalog” that lists all eligible charities. Employees decide which charities should receive their gifts by using a 5-digit code number; they can only choose charities that have been accepted into the Campaign – there are no write-ins. Employees can give by having a little deducted from each paycheck, or by making a one-time gift.

FODAC is also listed on the Georgia State Charitable Contributions Program Annual Campaign.

FODAC’s CFC number is #11854and its State Merit Campaign number is #197009.

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Friends of Disabled Adults and Children (FODAC) helps people with injuries and disabilities of all ages regain their mobility, independence and quality of life. The non-profit organization provides more than $10 million annually in refurbished home medical equipment (HME) and home modifications in Georgia and across the United States, all at little or no cost to the recipients. A pioneer in re-use, FODAC keeps 200 tons of materials out of landfills each year by refurbishing and reissuing over 400 HME items every month, and is recognized nationally for best practices. In 2014, FODAC was named to Charities Under 5% Overhead, an organization of charities that have operating overhead of five percent or less.

In 2013, Georgia Emergency Management Agency (GEMA) appointed FODAC to serve as the statewide distributor of HME and assistive technology in the event of a large population-affecting emergency situation. In this role, FODAC will warehouse the HME and other equipment, then, working with GEMA and the American Red Cross (ARC) of Georgia, will coordinate the delivery and distribution to emergency shelters around the state.

For more information on FODAC and its programs, visit

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