Did you know….. that your employer may double or even triple your donations to the nonprofits you give to! According to statistics provided by Double The Donation, over 18 million individuals work for companies with matching gift programs. Some of those companies include Ben & Jerry’s, Home Depot, Coca-Cola, FairPoint Communications, IBM, The Vermont Country Store, even McDonalds!
According to those same statistics, an estimated $4-$7 billion in matching gift funds go unspent every year. This is free money for the charities you support, folks! Please consider asking your HR department if they have a matching gift program. We often say “a little goes a long way” when it comes to donations (and it does!-) but imagine how many cats and kittens you could help with your employer doubling or tripling your donation!