Friday, December 11, 2009

Double your giving - at no cost to you!

Some of you — or your spouses — may work at companies who match employees' philanthropy! Some match a few hundred dollars, some match thousands...some match the same amount, some twice as much! Don't leave a benefit on the table...whether your giving is to OWH or to other charities you believe in. It's practically like having a money tree that stretches your own impact!



Check with your HR department, or look on your company intranet. There's typically a form to fill out in which you provide half with your information; another portion of the form may need to be verified by the charity (confirming that yes, they did receive your gift.) who will then forward it back to your company, who then sends a check to your designated charity. (Some companies restrict what kind of charities they give to; check with them about their requirements.)

It's very likely they'll match donations you already made earlier in the year, too - so even if you're not doing year-end giving, consider asking about matching what you've already done. What could be better than more help for our heroes! (Or for any other charity you give to as well!)

If you have questions or need help once you get your company's form, email us and we'll do what we can to help; we're still planning on sending receipts for 2009 donations in January, but if you need something sooner for this, we'd be happy to help!

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