Last year, for example, Benecon matched gifts its employees made to Schreiber. Clark Associates set up giving stations and provided materials about Schreiber to encourage their employees to support our efforts. We’d love to see more of that this year.
Judy Ross at Lancaster Dispensing Co. has graciously offered to do another EGive Happy Hour this year for Schreiber donors and their friends.
The Lancaster Young Professionals will hold its November mixer here at Schreiber on Nov. 19, the day before the Give. Members will come and hear from the several nonprofits LYP supports, including Schreiber, and we will take LYP’s network of fabulous volunteers on a tour of the Center.
The Philadelphia 76ers will provide prizes for families that help us with reach our $80K in a Day goal. The Sixers will be sending us 40 tickets to the Nov. 16 game against the Dallas Mavericks. Schreiber families – those with a kiddo receiving services or attending day care or preschool – can win tickets to the game by pledging $80 and finding 10 friends willing to do the same. Each participating family can claim up to four tickets. Take the pledge, and contact Dan Fink in the Fund Development Office to claim you tickets.
Here are some other ways employers can help us have a successful EGive:
Early giving: We are asking our supporters to donate early in the Give. The Give starts at midnight, and there is a $1,000 prize for the first 10 organizations to receive 50 unique gifts. There are also prizes for randomly selected individual donors to have $1,000 added to their gifts during seven timeslots throughout the day. Schreiber won one of these last year in the early morning hours, and we have to think it was because there were fewer people awake and giving. We’d like to have heavy activity for the midnight-3 a.m. and 5-8 a.m. slots.
Promoting the Give: If you are a community-minded employer, promoting the Extra Give is a natural way to encourage your employees to support their favorite nonprofit. And if you feel strongly about Schreiber, we’d be happy to come out and talk to your people and let them know more about what we do.
Matching gifts: If you are a longtime friend of Schreiber, and you’d be willing to offer a matching gift during the course of the Give, we’d love to hear from you. If couple of you raise your hand, we could sprinkle these gifts throughout the day to give our supporters a little extra push to reach certain goals. Or you can take the Benecon approach: Encourage employees to support Schreiber, then match their giving.
Whoever is willing and able to do a little extra for the Extra Give will receive plenty of mentions — on social media, in emails, on our website. And you will have the gratitude of all the children and families of Schreiber who depend on every dollar of community support we can raise.
What do you say? Will you join us?
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