If you were told that your investments could double or even triple in value by filling out one little piece of paper, would it be worth it? Would you do it? Without a doubt, nearly everyone would invest the time to make it work. This can happen with your investment, by way of your contribution to The Wind, by taking advantage of the matching gift program if your employer is one of thousands who participate.
- Donate - Make a personal donation to The Wind
- Search - See if your company has a matching gift program
- Submit - Turn in your matching gift request to your employer
Let’s look at a few examples:
Let’s say you are either a Full-time or Retired employee of Coca-Cola and choose to give a gift to The Wind; they will match the gift at a ratio of 2:1. This means, if you give a gift in the amount of $10,000, Coke will cut a check to The Wind for $20,000! Simply stated, your $10,000 gift is now a $30,000 gift because of generous companies like yours. Want more exciting news? Your employer will continue to do this each year you choose to give and submit the request.
The GAP Corporation (Gap, Banana Republic, and Old Navy)
Did you know that The GAP Corporation will match as little as $25 to a maximum amount of $10,000, at a 1:1 match ratio? That means, if you give a gift of $50 to The Wind, The GAP Corporation will send a check in the amount of $50, simply for submitting the matching gift form.
The Home Depot
Working at The Home Depot, either as a Full-time or Part-time employee, qualifies you to take advantage of their matching gift program. They too will match a gift as little as $25 up to a gift of $3,000, at a 1:1 ratio. Your $25 gift to The Wind becomes $50, your $1,500 gift becomes $3,000, and your $3,000 gift automatically becomes a $6,000 donation!
You may say, “I’ve already made my contributions earlier this year.” That is okay. Most employers will honor gifts given within the current year! Check your corporation’s guidelines for specific details concerning the permissible timeframe covered.
Thank you for your willingness to take this next step to see if you work for a company or organization that will match your gift. Matching gifts is easy and can be done in just a few simple steps. And I hope that we’ve made it super easy for you!