Houston Furniture Banks is pleased to announce the launch of our Matching Gifts Initiative. Through this initiative you can ensure that your donation has an added impact, providing critical support to area families.

Matching Gifts: How does it work?

Did you know that many corporations match donations made by employees to a wide range of nonprofits? What this means is that for every dollar donated by the employee, the corporation also makes a donation (up to a certain amount) to the same nonprofit. This is an effort to support employee charitable giving and to extend corporate philanthropy.

Matching donations, or matching gifts, are additional monies that nonprofits often miss out on because of limited information on donors’ employers, complex corporate giving programs, and because the corporate matching process is usually unknown for employees.

Before making a donation, please take a moment to find out if your company has a matching gifts program. Examples of corporations with programs in place include:

  • Air Products and Chemicals
  • American Express
  • Avon
  • BP (British Petroleum)
  • Bristol-Myers Squibb
  • Capital Group
  • CarMax
  • Choice Hotels
  • Coca-Cola
  • ExxonMobil
  • Gap Corporation
  • General Electric
  • IBM
  • Johnson & Johnson
  • Microsoft
  • Pfizer
  • Soros Fund Management
  • State Street Corporation

Please contact Oli Mohammed at oli@houstonfurniturebank-staging.gllzc0ys-liquidwebsites.com for additional information on how to make a difference to a family in our community.