“Free” Money

“Free” Money

August 22, 2019

Is there really such a thing as “free money?” In the non-profit world, there is! There are lots of ways to donate to NCC – read on for a few creative ideas:

Workplace Giving

Some employers match gifts to charitable organizations if employees donate through their company. Ask your human resources office, personnel department, or community relations office if they have workplace giving and matching gifts programs in place. Your gift of $50 could turn into $100 – just by checking a few boxes!

Shop and Support

Retailers like Fred Meyer and Amazon make a commitment to community non-profits by donating a portion of their profit to the shopper’s favorite organization.

When you shop on AmazonSmile, Amazon will donate 0.5% of every eligible purchase to the organization of your choice. When you sign up with AmazonSmile, select NCC as your preferred charitable organization – then a portion of your eligible purchases will benefit our mission!

Similarly, you can link your Fred Meyer rewards card to earn donations (and still earn personal points). Go to Fred Meyer’s websiteand select “Community Rewards” at the bottom of the page. Click on “Link Your Rewards Card Now.” Choose VG409 to start helping today!

Facebook Fundraisers

Many charitable giving sites include fees that the site deducts from the donation. Through Facebook Fundraisers, Facebook absorbs that fee, allowing the non-profit to receive the full donation. Though birthdays are often promoted for these fundraisers, you can create one any time. On the left side of your home page, click “Fundraisers,” then select “The Northwest Catholic Counseling Center” as your non-profit. Fill in details about the fundraiser, including why you choose to support NCC, and invite friends and family to donate. It’s that simple!

Vehicle Donation

Thinking about upgrading your car, boat, motor home, or even airplane? Consider donating your old one to support NCC! Our partners at Volunteers of America (VOA) will make sure you get the maximum value for your donation. For their services, VOA receives a fee from their vehicle sale proceeds, and the balance is retained by NCC to fund our counseling services.

In-Kind Donations

If you’ve been to NCC’s offices recently, you may have noticed that the waiting room is getting crowded. As we are exploring a major remodel of our office space, we are looking for people who are interested in donating time, expertise, or materials. Some of the areas of potential need are construction, carpeting, painting, and furnishing.

Some other items and services we could use are:

– Gift cards to local restaurants, coffee shops, etc.

– Crayons

– Two Apple Mac and Mini computers (2010 or later)

– Tea and coffee

We are open to receive donations at our office Monday-Friday, 9 am – 6 pm (4 pm on Fridays). All donations help us spend more of our money to serve the low-income clients who need counseling.

Find more information about ways to donate on our website at nwcounseling.org/help

Are there other ways to support NCC? We are always looking for connections to charitable giving sites. If you have other ideas, please contact us at [email protected]

Every bit counts!