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Payroll Deduction

Payroll Deduction 101

Payroll deduction is an easy and efficient way to make a tax-deductible donation to Make-A-Wish through payroll contributions. Chances are that if you work at a corporation or for the federal government, you already have the opportunity to participate in a payroll deduction program to help make wishes come true.

Employers will also often match employee contributions, allowing you to have an even greater impact on kids in your community. 

Promotion

Internal Communication: Promote the campaign through the company newsletter, internal communication channels and pay stubs. Wish stories and sample text can be provided by Make-A-Wish.

Kickoff Event: Start the campaign with a kick-off event to generate enthusiasm and visibility.

  • Encourage management to endorse the campaign throughout their department. This can help increase employee participation.
  • Ask an employee to give a testimony of his or her experience with Make-A-Wish during a campaign event.
  • A Make-A-Wish representative can be invited to a kickoff event to talk to your employees, provide inspiration & answer questions about how their support helps grant the wishes of children in the community.

Pledge Cards

Payroll deduction contributions can be collected through the use of pledge cards distributed by human resources. These cards allow your human resources department to process employee donations with ease, and your company can begin helping to grant wishes right away. Pledge card samples can be provided by Make-A-Wish.

Tax Acknowledgements

Tax requirements for a charitable contribution made by payroll deduction state that a pay stub, Form W–2 or other employer-furnished document that sets forth the amount withheld for payment to a charitable organization, along with a pledge card, will satisfy the tax requirements set forth by the Internal Revenue Service.

Make Check Payable To: Make-A-Wish

Companies are encouraged to send a check to Make-A-Wish no more than once a month. If employees would like to be added to their local Make-A-Wish chapter’s mailing list, companies can provide the employee’s name and home address to a Make-A-Wish representative.

Chart Your Progress

Charting your progress is a great way to add momentum to the campaign. Create a thermometer to display in the office so employees can see the progress they are making. This fun, visual element helps keep employees informed about how much they have raised to help grant wishes in the community.

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