What is Workplace Giving?

For the last 40 years, Starlight has been delivering happiness to seriously ill children and their families. We have been fortunate enough to have amazing donors from coast to coast that connects with our mission and helps us further our commitment to helping families in their times of need. 

Starlight offers a variety of ways to engage in our mission like monthly donors, streaming, and workplace giving! Through payroll deductions, matching gifts, and group fundraisers, companies and their employees can directly impact hospitalized kids. 

How does workplace giving work?

  • Payroll deductions: Direct deductions from an employee's paycheck that are automatic, tax-deductible, and given directly to Starlight. 

  • Matching Gifts: A company matches an employee’s, retiree’s, and employee’s spouse’s charitable donations to an organization. With matching gifts, your donation may be doubled or even tripled, extending the impact you can have on sick kids. 

  • Group Fundraisers: Groups of employees set one goal and fundraise together to reach that goal. It can be a fun way to get your whole team, or even your whole company, involved in giving back.

How can I get my company involved in workplace giving for Starlight? 

  • If you’re interested in participating in payroll deductions or matching gifts, reach out to your company’s HumanResources department to see if you can donate to Starlight Children’s Foundation on future pay periods or to see if they’ll match your donations. If Starlight is not included on the list of approved charities in your workplace contribution campaign, ask if you can write us in or have us added to the list! Please email us to get more information on how to do this. 

  • To start a group fundraiser, you’ll first want to get your group together to discuss what type of fundraiser you’ll be doing, whether you want to fundraise for a specific Starlight program, what your goal is, etc. Once you have all of that decided, you’ll want to set up your fundraiser and start spreading the word! 

Whether you contribute $100 or $1,000 to Starlight, every dollar makes a real difference for hospitalized kids.

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