Studies show that giving through payroll contribution at your workplace is three times more effective than simply writing a check. First, spreading out your donation over the course of a year allows smaller, more manageable amounts to be taken out of your paycheck, which can allow you to give more overall. Second, the money is deducted automatically, so the decision to pledge only needs to be made once a year. Third, it gives you and other employees a stake in your community. Payroll contribution lets every employee be a workplace philanthropist!
Eco-Cycle is a member agency of Community Shares of Colorado. Community Shares is a non-profit federation that provides financial support for more than 115 Colorado charities through over 150 workplace giving campaigns reaching 150,000 potential donors each year. With an average gift of $1 a day, over the past 25 years Community Shares has inspired $20 million in giving!
The Community Shares giving program allows you to donate to a non-profit(s) of your choice through payroll deduction. For example, you can elect to deduct $1, $5, $20 (or an amount of your choice) per pay period from your check and have it distributed to the non-profits you choose. While giving $5 a pay period may not seem like a very large donation, by year’s end it will accrue to $120, which is a significant gift!