Workplace Giving

Introduction

Workplace giving campaigns provide employees with a simple way to donate to charities they care about through the ease of payroll deductions.  

There are a variety of payroll deduction campaigns that allow employees to grant wishes by supporting Make-A-Wish Connecticut. 

United Way:  If your company's employee giving program is a United Way campaign, look for Make-A-Wish in the listing of charities or for a "donor option" line on your giving vehicle and write in "Make-A-Wish Connecticut."  Most local United Way programs allow donors to specify a charity other than one from their list of participants. 
 
Federal and State Employees:  To help make wishes come true with your CFC contribution, enter Make-A-Wish Foundation of America’s CFC code 11375 on your campaign pledge card.   For the Connecticut State Employees Campaign, enter #8461.  Make-A-Wish participates as a member of the America’s Charites federation. 

Matching Gifts

Find Out If Your Company Participates  

You might be able to make your donation go farther. Many companies encourage employees to donate to their favorite charities by matching their contributions, sometimes dollar-for-dollar or more.  

To find out if your company will match your donation to Make-A-Wish, please enter your employer’s name below. 

If your company is eligible, request a matching gift form from your employer and send it completed and signed with the receipt of your gift. We will do the rest. The impact of your gift to this organization may be doubled or possibly tripled! Some companies even match gifts made by retirees and/or spouses.  

If you do not find your employer in this search, please contact your human resources or matching gifts department to see if you can establish a matching gifts program with Make-A-Wish.  

How Do I Apply for a Matching Gift?

Obtain a matching gift form and program guidelines from your human resources office.  

Fill in the Employee section of the form and mail it to Make-A-Wish Connecticut along with your donation.  

Or, if you've made your contribution online, simply complete the form and mail it to:  

Make-A-Wish Connecticut
56 Commerce Drive
Trumbull, CT 06611 

We will complete the form and return it to your employer's matching gifts office for processing. The company will send its matching donation directly to Make-A-Wish Connecticut.  

Some companies disburse matching gifts on a quarterly or yearly schedule. To reduce administrative expenses, the Foundation will not forward a notice to employees when matching contributions are received. If you ever have a question about your company's matching donation, contact your human resources or matching gifts department.