The parishes of Saint Patrick and Holy Cross have met their 2019 Annual Catholic appeal goals in pledges. Saint Rita of Cascia Parish is just $4,000 shy of their pledge goal. Even when goals are achieved, we invite you to make your thoughtful and sacrificial gift supporting the 2019 Annual Catholic Appeal for a number of reasons:
1. Our parish will earn a bigger rebate from the Archdiocese for special projects and to ensure that our goal is fulfilled by April 2020.
2. While the campaign goal might have been met in pledges, our fulfillment rates are less than 100%. We need to build a cushion should some of those pledges not be fulfilled.
3. Remember, any shortfalls will be paid from our parish savings accounts.
How do you double your Annual Catholic Appeal gift? Most companies have a Matching Gift Program— that is how. Many companies match the Annual Catholic Appeal. You can double your gift to the ACA in a few easy steps.
Do Companies Really Match Dollar for Dollar?
Yes! Do you know if your employer has a Matching Gift Program? Microsoft Corporation, Starbucks, Home Depot are just a few of the companies that offer matching gift programs and have matched Annual Catholic Appeal gifts in the past. Additional companies can be found on the Matching Gift Programs List provided by the Archdiocese of Seattle.
However, if the company you work for is not on this list—that does not mean they do not participate in a matching gift program— it just means that they have not matched an Annual Catholic Appeal gift— yet. Check with your benefits or human resource department to find out if your employer offers a matching gift program and learn how easy it is to match your donation to the ACA. Once your gift has been paid in full, you can apply for the match per your employer’s instructions.
What else do I need to know to have my gift matched?
The Annual Catholic Appeal, Archdiocese of Seattle, is a tax-exempt organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Tax ID # 91-0778147.
Call the Catholic Archdiocese of Seattle at 206-382-4274 if you have any questions. Matching gifts can be mailed to Annual Catholic Appeal, PO Box 14964, Seattle 98114.