St. Louis, MO [July, 2021] ? soQuiet, a misophonia advocacy organization, is proud to announce it is now officially a nonprofit with tax-exempt status under Section 501(c)(3) of the United States Internal Revenue Service [IRS] Code.
The tax-exempt designation means soQuiet is now eligible to apply for government and foundation grants, which will provide the misophonia nonprofit organization with access to resources that will help further its mission of helping people who suffer from misophonia.
With the new status, donations to soQuiet are tax-deductible to the full extent of the law.
“This tax-exempt status opens up many new avenues for us to help people with misophonia even more. I’ve had misophonia since I was a child and this is an exciting step. We have big plans to raise awareness about misophonia, as well as provide new resources to help people lead productive lives with it.”
~ Cris Edwards, Founder and President of soQuiet
What is Misophonia?
Misophonia is not yet a well-known disorder and is often misunderstood. What is misophonia? It is a multi-sensory neurological disorder that causes severe, abnormal emotional and physical reactions to everyday stimuli. These are typically quieter sounds such as eating noises, gum chewing or smacking, pen clicking, and some visual motions such as leg shaking. Without a known treatment or cure, misophonia sufferers, sometimes called misophones, tend to avoid normal situations and isolate themselves as a way of coping. Misophonia is a disability for people who have a pronounced case of the syndrome. Misophonia can be tough to understand and even tougher to live with. soQuiet is here to change that.
soQuiet, based in St. Louis, Missouri, offers advocacy, support, and resources for people who suffer from misophonia so that they may lead productive and serene lives.
Donate to soQuiet
soQuiet is currently funded entirely through tax-deductible donations of any size. Donations can be made on the soQuiet donation page, as well as via Paypal and Venmo. People with misophonia are also encouraged to request soQuiet’s famous free misophonia cards, which are shipped without cost worldwide.
For Additional Information about soQuiet:
- Web: www.soquiet.org
- Twitter: @soquietorg
- Instagram: @soquietorg
- Facebook: www.facebook.com/soquietorg
- LinkedIn Company Page: www.linkedin.com/company/soquiet
News & Media Contact for soQuiet:
Cris Edwards, Founder and President
PO Box 142518
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