Ways to DONATE

Today’s economic instability worries all of us, but no one feels the pinch more than our clients.  Many of our families are working without a safety net, just one job loss or medical emergency away from disaster.

At Family Matters of Greater Washington, we are grateful to have friends like you who will help us to meet the challenges of increased demand and ever shrinking resources.  Family Matters works with agency partners providing a wide range of services to the most vulnerable people in our greater Washington region. Each year, we serve more than 20,000 children, families, and seniors.

Financial support may be allocated for specific programs and services or as a general-funding gift, so that we may serve the highest priority. Your contribution is fully tax-deductible and there are many ways to give including:

1. Cash

Gifts of cash are accepted in any form including check, money order or credit card.  Cash gifts may be made online, sent to Family Matters of Greater Washington 425 I St, NW, #700, Washington, DC 20001, or telephoned the Development Department at 202-289-1510 x188.

2. Workplace Giving Campaign

Workplace giving campaigns and the generated employee donations go a long way. It says to the employer that you care about your community and it says to the community that you care about them.

Workplace giving takes place in many ways. And you can support Family Matters of Greater Washington through your workplace giving campaign! Ask your company how you can donate to Family Matters of Greater Washington.

  • FEDERAL EMPLOYEES: To designate Family Matters of Greater Washington in your Combined Federal Campaign (CFC), enter our CFC agency code #52358 on your campaign pledge form.
  • STATE & LOCAL GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES: Ask your agency how you can donate to Family Matters of Greater Washington during your campaign.
  • UNITED WAY: To designate Family Matters of Greater Washington in your United Way (UW) Campaign, enter our UW agency code #8093 on your campaign pledge form.
  • MATCH GIFTS:  Does your employer match gifts? Many times, employee donations are doubled through matching gifts from their company. Ask your company if they will double the impact of your donation through a match gift to Family Matters of Greater Washington.

3. Planned Giving

Explore the many ways to create an effective plan for your future. Consider making a meaningful and charitable planned gift that could enhance your well-being – and that of families in need – today and for years to come.

Bequest
Give to Family Matters of Greater Washington without affecting your cash flow during your lifetime.

Charitable Gift Annuity – Immediate
Receive a fixed payout and significant tax benefits.

Charitable Gift Annuity – Deferred
Recommended for younger donors to build retirement earnings for the future.

Charitable Lead Trust
Discover an innovative way to pass appreciating assets on to family members while making gifts in the interim.

Pooled Income Fund
Give cash or securities, receive an income tax deduction, avoid capital gains tax on the transfer and secure lifetime income.

Remainder Annuity Trust
Make a large gift and receive a fixed-income payout each year.

Remainder Unitrust
Make a large gift and create a flexible source of retirement income.

Retained Life Estate
Receive a large deduction by donating a residence while retaining the right to live there for life.

4. Stock or Mutual Fund Contributions

Please contact the Development Department at 202-289-1510 ext. 434 to make a stock or mutual fund contribution to Family Matters of Greater Washington.

5. Gifts-in-Kind

If you have new or gently used items you would like to donate, please contact the Development Department at 202-289-1510 ext.434. Our Camp Moss Hollow (aka “Send A Kid To Camp”) youth development program maintains a “Wish List” year-round that is always in need of fulfillment.

6. Shop for a Cause

Sign up for Amazon Smile today and select Family Matters of Greater Washington as your designated charity to support us when you shop!

Sign up for Goodsearch and Goodshop today and select “Family Matters of Greater Washington” as your favorite cause!

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