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Does your company make matching gifts? Let us know!

Many companies quite generously match the gifts that employees make to charitable causes. If your company is one of them, you may be able to double your gift to Christmas in the City.

There’s a place towards the bottom of the donation form where you can enter your company’s name and let us know.

Meanwhile, if you’re wondering how matching works, and what you need to do, Susan – the wonderful CITC volunteer who manages the process – has put together this info for you:

Company matching donations are executed in many ways. Most large companies require you to fill out a form often electronic via a company and third party portal (i.e., EasyMatch, Benevity Causes, etc) with the donation date, amount and charity. They may ask for our web site, address or other contact information. That’s all you need to do.  The rest is taken care of by your company and Christmas in the City. But, it starts with you informing your company that you made a donation and requesting match.

 Every company works differently, but all require you to request the matching donation in some way.  If you don’t know how to do so, the best place to start is with your Human Resources department.  They can tell you where and how to request matching donation and whether there are any restrictions (financial or otherwise) in requesting a match.  Matching donations may have maximum limits and typically only apply to monetary donations; thus, they do not apply to gifts or volunteer time.
Once you start the process, we are contacted by your company or the 3rd party administrator and we verify the gift and our eligibility.  If we have not registered with your company or the portal, we will go through the registration process with your company or its administrator.  Once we are registered and have completed whatever online or manual verification is necessary, your company processes the matching donation.
If you have any questions on matching gifts, please contact admin@christmasinthecity.org. Meanwhile, to all our donors: thanks so much. We couldn’t do it without you.