Does Your Employer Match Charitable Donations?

May 13, 2016 · 0 comments

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Photo: Students of The School in a Cart earn achievement awards at summer school.

Lift the Lid initiated a summer school program over the past two months (their summer break begins mid-March) in Cubao, the Philippines for The School in a Cart. The primary focus of the classes was to catch the younger boys up with the school work they had fallen behind in during the school year. The School in a Cart aims to keep the children living on the streets in school and progressing from grade to grade. This year’s summer school was made possible by a Matching Gift from one of our donor’s employers.

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Photo: Santiago, Julito, Daniel, and Skyler with Teacher Nita

Teacher Nita also spent time with the older girls who attend The School in a Cart, teaching them about the responsibilities of becoming a parent, waiting to have sex until they’ve finished their education, have found a job and are married, as well as the importance of respecting and protecting their bodies.

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A donation of $500 can pay for:

  • One term of daily part-time teaching
  • 60 desks
  • School supplies, uniforms, bags, shoes and socks for 40 children
  • Two more carts (to reach more street children in Quezon City)

Often people aren’t aware that their employer has a Matching Gift program. As you can see here, helping these children who live in poverty to stay in school and avoid early pregnancy, it’s worth asking about!

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