“If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.”
–An African proverb.
Working together with small business, corporations and private foundations can significantly impact the opportunities we can provide our communities. MDC looks to partner with community leaders from all sectors to advance the mission of our agency and realize our vision of creating vibrant communities.
How do I get more information?
We would love to talk with you about how your business can make a difference and improve our community. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or (253) 284-9094 for more information
Double Your Donation with Matching Gifts
Many companies offer matching gift programs to encourage employees to contribute to charitable organizations. Some provide matching funds to support employee volunteer hours. Most of these programs match contributions dollar for dollar, and some will even double or triple the amount of your gift!
We recommend you check with your HR department in case programs have changed.
5 EASY steps to getting your donation matched by your company
- Find out if your company will match gifts to MDC, please enter your employer’s name in the box to the left.
If your company name does not appear, it does not necessarily mean there is no match program. Please contact your human resources department.
- Complete the required paperwork and send the form to:
Attention: Huong Ly
945 Fawcett Ave, Tacoma WA, 98402
- Complete the online matching gift form. Your company will then generate a confirmation correspondence to MDC.
- MDC will verify your donation amount with your company
- Your company will remit matching funds directly to MDC
MDC will send you a confirmation when your company match funds have been received
Private and corporate foundations are an invaluable source of support to MDC programs and services. With generous grant awards from many foundations, MDC is able to continue helping families move from crisis to increased self-sufficiency.
To learn more about our programs in Healthcare, Education, Employment and Housing, please contact email@example.com or (253) 284-9094.
Support the community through your sponsorship of MDC special events. All funds that are raised at fundraising events and campaigns will benefit MDC and the greatest needs of our clients.
Link your business with MDC as a sponsor of the MDC Share Breakfast, our fall fundraising event. Your business gains an opportunity to promote your brand to new audiences and your sponsorship gift shows your support and care for our community.
Some examples of benefits your business could receive are:
Logo acknowledgement on event posters
Named as a sponsor in press releases connected to the event
Recognized in the MDC newsletter
Sponsorship and underwriting opportunities for additional MDC fundraising campaigns are also available. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to inquire about becoming an MDC sponsor.
Group Volunteer Activities
Employees can volunteer to perform one-time projects for MDC programs. Opportunities may include outfitting an apartment for a new family in housing, sorting hygiene products for our essential needs bank, or doing yardwork at one of our housing units.
Fund & Essential Need Drives
Create innovative fundraising ideas and events employees can work on together to support MDC programs. Host an essential needs drives and collect hygiene products that are needed the most by low-income families and individuals
MDC provides an opportunity for you and your employees, as seasoned and emerging community leaders, to make a difference in our community through leadership, education, advocacy and dedicated service through participation in MDC LEADS. Following are some of the MDC LEADS activities:
- Quarterly meetings where you will meet other MDC LEADS members and hear timely and thought provoking presentations about the issues around poverty and community response. Participation as an informal adviser to MDC’s executive staff.
- Leadership opportunities for participation in events and community projects. Training options for learning leadership roles of non profits.
- Serve as an ambassador and advocate on behalf of MDC within the community.
- Optional volunteer work opportunities with time commitments and involvement levels that fit your schedule.
Additionally, members of MDC LEADS can use their professional and social networks to help tell the story of MDC in the community and advocate for the work we do. This can be done in very informal ways like simply telling your network about MDC, to more formal ways such as being a table captain for our annual MDC Share Breakfast.
For more information on becoming a member of MDC LEADS contact email@example.com or (253) 284-9096.