Did You Know? Your Employer May Double Your Gift to Coptic Orphans — Here’s How

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Dear Friend,

Did you know that your employer may make a “matching gift” that doubles or even triples the power of your donation to Coptic Orphans?

Many companies match their employees’ gifts for tax purposes, to create good public relations, or to boost employee morale. In some categories of businesses, over 65% of the firms have some kind of matching gifts program — so chances are, your employer may.

Matching gift programs are simply an agreement under which a business matches its employees’ charitable gifts up to a certain amount every year.

Curious about doubling or tripling your gift? Below is a list of some major companies that include Coptic Orphans in their matching gifts programs.

If you work for one of these firms, all you have to do is ask your human resources rep, or whomever at your workplace is responsible, for a matching gifts form to fill out for a gift that you’ve already given. If you can’t find your employer on this list, you can email info@copticorphans.org and someone here will find out if the company has a matching gifts program that Coptic Orphans qualifies for.

To make things easier, I’ve linked each company below with its matching gift form or webpage, so all you have to do is click, fill out the form for your recent donations, and submit it to your human resources rep! They should take care of the rest.

ADP (Automatic Data Processing)
American Express Company
American International Group (AIG)
Amgen
Apache Canada LTD
Assured Guaranty
Avon Products
Baker Hughes
Bristol-Myers Squibb
Cigna
Cisco Systems
Conoco Phillips Canada
Deutsche Bank
Ericsson Inc.
Expedia.com
Fitch Ratings
FrontStream
Fujitsu Network Communications
Gap Inc.
General Electric
Goldman Sachs
Google
HSBC
Juniper
Liberty Mutual Insurance
Medco Health
Merck
Microsoft
Oppenheimer Funds
Oracle Corporation
Prudential Financial, Inc.
Pfizer, Inc.
Pitney Bowes
Salesforce
Thomson Reuters
Tudor Investment Corporation
Union Savings Bank
Unilever USA
VMware
Xcel Energy

Thank you for considering this way of increasing the impact of your charitable giving, and for your love, prayers, and support for the children of Egypt! If you have any questions, please feel free to send them to us at info@copticorphans.org.

May this Christmas season be one of joy and peace for you and your family!

About Nermien Riad

Nermien Riad founded Coptic Orphans in 1988 after volunteering for an orphanage in Cairo. When she saw that most of the children had living widowed mothers who simply couldn't afford to feed them, she gathered family and friends to sponsor children in Egypt. Today Coptic Orphans works through a network of 400+ church-based volunteers in Egypt, who visit fatherless families in their homes and make sure they get everything they need to unlock their full potential. That way, they don't have to get married off as child brides, work as 10-year old family breadwinners, or go to live at an institutional orphanage.