How Businesses Can Donate & Give Back to King County Communities
Financial Gifts to St. Vincent de Paul
This is a very simple and convenient way to give to us. Just designate St. Vincent Paul of Seattle|King County in your United Way, government or workplace campaign. Your payroll deduction is managed by your employer. Our Combined Federal Campaign Number is #31377.
Donation Matching Program
Increase the value of your gift by asking your employer if the organization has a “matching program.” Corporations and small businesses can donate excess inventory and merchandise and receive a charitable tax deduction and the satisfaction of helping our neighbors.
Clean Your Closets & Help the Poor
St. Vincent de Paul offers a unique goods and clothing drive idea we call “Clean your Closet and Help Needy Neighbors.” It empowers your employees to fill a number of our donation bins with clothing for a set number of days. A St. Vincent de Paul Goods & Clothing Drive is the perfect team builder for any office of any size. This donation opportunity has been developed so any office anywhere can get involved in “giving” and have an enjoyable experience. Hosting a clothing drive is simple. First, call 206.767.9975, Ext. 1132 to set up a campaign event. We will help you determine dates, create a promotion plan for your staff team, provide bins for collecting items, and arrange dates to have your stuff picked up.
We Provide Everything You Need for Your Campaign
Your office will be delivered the number of donation bags or barrels you will need. Figure that each person can donate ½ bag of clothing. Distribute the bags to employees. If you elect to use barrels for your drive, each one can hold 50 gallons of clothing or other items. You can also create your own level of participation: 30 barrels for 30 days, 5 barrels for 5 days, and 15 barrels for 15 days.
Design internal promotion campaigns and announcements consistent with your office policies. Employees bring in their donations in the bags. Call us when you are finished with your campaign and we will come to your office and pick up the donations. We have a lot of experience with these drives and we can help you with all kinds of ideas.