You’re familiar with the idea of matching funds, right? Usually it’s a matter of contributing $100 — or $500, or $1,000, or $2,000 or so on — and some philanthropic person or organization will match the gift.
However, most people may only be able to contribute much less to various causes — say, $1 or $5 or $10. Every dollar helps. But, this year you’ll have a perfect opportunity to make every dollar do double duty by participating in “The Giving Challenge,” a 24-hour fundraising effort that will aid ShelterBox, the Rotary worldwide aid agency.
SRC has a long history of generously supporting ShelterBox, but not all members are in a position to make large contributions. So, “The Giving Challenge” is a great way to give a little but make a greater impact.
Here’s how it works.
Beginning at noon Tuesday, May 1, and running through noon Wednesday, May 2, if you donate simply by visiting the website GivingPartnerChallenge.org the Patterson Foundation will match every $1 raised up to $100 per individual, per household! That means double the money and double the shelter and aid that ShelterBox can supply around the world to victims of natural disasters and conflict.