On March 8th you can double the impact you make on an organization simply by donating through the Greater Milwaukee Foundation's Match Day. If you donate to the Foundation’s Basic Needs Fund or to one or more of the 19 participating agencies in the greater Milwaukee area meeting the food and shelter needs of individuals and families who are struggling, the Brewers Community Foundation along with other funders are providing a total of $675,000 to match contributions and grow the impact of a donor’s gift.
Some people may choose not to donate because they think the amount they can give is pointless, that it will mean nothing to the organization. Besides that being untrue, non-profits welcome even the smallest donations (100 people donating $10 is $1,000), this program can help alleviate that as well by doubling the amount you donate.
The program is all online on March 8 from 5 a.m. to 11 p.m. Simply search for the charity you wish to support, then click the “Donate Now” button and enter the appropriate donation information. You may also support the Greater Milwaukee Foundation’s Basic Needs Fund and the money will be distributed accordingly to the participating organizations. Donations are tax deductible and irrevocable (donations will not be refunded). Full details are here.
While at the web site, you can even sign up to win prizes including Brewers tickets and Time Warner Cable packages.
So add it to your calendar and remember to head on over to the Match Day site on March 8th to make a donation and double your support to one of the 19 organizations.