Doubling your gift with employer-matching donations is a great way to increase the impact of your charitable contribution to Dawn's Place. Many companies offer matching gift programs to encourage their employees to support charitable organizations. Here's how you can take advantage of these programs:
1. Check your employer's matching gift policy: Start by contacting your company's HR department or checking your employee benefits portal to see if they offer a matching gift program. Some companies match donations dollar-for-dollar, while others may offer a partial match or even double or triple the donation amount.
2. Make your donation to Dawn's Place: Once you know your employer's policy, make your donation to Dawn's Place, either online or by sending a check to: Dawn's Place P.O.Box 48253, Philadelphia, PA 19144.
3. Submit the matching gift request: After donating, you'll need to initiate the matching gift request with your employer. This often involves filling out a form or submitting the request through your company's online platform. You may need to provide details about the donation, such as the amount and date, as well as information about Dawn's Place. Dawn’s Place is a non-profit, tax-exempt public charity as described in section 501(c)(3) of the U.S. Internal Revenue Code EIN 26-0196507. We operate as a human services organization. If you need a copy of our IRS Letter, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
4. Follow up if necessary: Some companies process matching gift requests automatically, while others may take some time. If you haven't received confirmation of the match within a reasonable period (e.g., a few weeks), follow up with your HR department to ensure the process is moving forward.
5. Encourage colleagues to participate: If your company has a matching gift program, spread the word among your colleagues and ask them to support Dawn's Place. Encouraging others to take advantage of the program can make a collective impact and increase the overall support for our mission to stop sex trafficking and support survivors.
6. Explore volunteer matching programs: Some companies not only match monetary donations but also provide matching funds for volunteer hours contributed by their employees. If your employer offers such a program, consider participating in volunteer activities with Dawn's Place and having your time matched with a monetary donation.
7. Let us know: Email email@example.com to let us know you have requested a matching gift from your employer, so we can notify you when your employer's check arrives.
Remember that each employer's matching gift program might have its own specific procedures and guidelines, so it's essential to familiarize yourself with your company's policy. By leveraging your employer matching programs, you can effectively double or even triple your contributions to make a significant impact against trafficking.