Monday, March 4, 2013

Give. Match. Grow. Milwaukee On Match Day 2013


On March 14, members of the community will come together again to raise funds for 21 food and shelter agencies participating in the Greater Milwaukee Foundation's second Match Day. The 24-hour online event is the only of its kind in Wisconsin and is designed to raise awareness for basic needs in the southeastern Wisconsin and was a success last year when they raised $1.8 million.

Each gift made online that day will be proportionately matched. The Greater Milwaukee Foundation and its donors, Brewers Community Foundation, Faye McBeath Foundation, United Way of Greater Milwaukee and many other local funders have pledged $750,000 toward the match pool for that day.


Coordinated by the Greater Milwaukee Foundation, the event showcases 21 participating agencies in southeast Wisconsin helping meet individuals' basic food and shelter needs, including: Advocates of Ozaukee, Center for Veterans Issues, Community Advocates, Daystar, Family Promise of Washington County, Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin, Food Pantry of Waukesha County, Friends of Abused Families, Guest House of Milwaukee, Hebron House of Hospitality, Hope Center, Hope House of Milwaukee, Hunger Task Force, Milwaukee Rescue Mission, Pathfinders Milwaukee, Repairers of the Breach, Salvation Army of Greater Milwaukee, Sojourner Family Peace Center, The Cathedral Center, The Women's Center, and Walker's Point Youth & Family Center.

An added incentive to giving this year is the Golden Ticket, generously sponsored by the Brewers Community Foundation. At eight different times throughout the day, a donor's gift will be randomly chosen and $1,000 will be added to it, thereby increasing its value. The Brewers Community Foundation and Time Warner Cable have generously contributed additional prizes for the event.

Simply search for the charity you wish to support, then click the “Donate” button and enter the appropriate donation information. Donations are tax deductible and irrevocable (donations will not be refunded).

For more information on Match Day, visit www.MatchDayMKE.org, and be sure to like the Greater Milwaukee Foundation on Facebook and follow them on Twitter.