MILWAUKEE, WI - On Thursday, community members have the opportunity to work together as a team and make a difference in the Greater Milwaukee area by participating in the third annual Match Day. This one-day online event, coordinated by the Greater Milwaukee Foundation, in partnership with Brewers Community Foundation and other local funders, will support 20 different basic needs organizations that serve as a lifeline to thousands of individuals and families in need.
Match Day offers individuals, businesses and others a chance to support the organizations in our community that are helping meet individuals' basic needs. Individuals can donate to the Greater Milwaukee Foundation's Basic Needs Fund or to one or more of the 20 participating agencies tomorrow. Thanks to $750,000 in matching funds contributed by a pool of funders including Brewers Community Foundation and The Ceres Foundation, each donation made online on Thursday will be proportionately matched, up to $750,000. Over the past two years, more than $4.6 million was raised overall through the event.
Donations could feed a family that may otherwise go without food this week, aid a veteran who is struggling from post-traumatic stress disorder or provide shelter to someone who has just lost their home.
To make a donation, please visit www.matchdaymke.org on Thursday to help support the 20 Basic Needs Organizations in the Greater Milwaukee Area. Gifts can be made during the 24-hour online giving event tomorrow. The minimum gift is $10.
Mark and Debbie Attanasio and Brewers Community Foundation are co-sponsors for Match Day, along with The Ceres Foundation, and have donated financially to this cause. Supporters include Erv and Beverly Colton, The Faye McBeath Foundation and United Way of Greater Milwaukee, along with numerous contributors.
The nonprofits benefitting from the funds raised include:
- Advocates of Ozaukee
- Cathedral Center
- Center for Veterans Issues
- Community Advocates
- Family Promise of Washington County
- Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin
- Food Pantry of Waukesha County
- Friends of Abused Families
- Guest House of Milwaukee
- Hebron House of Hospitality
- Hope Center
- Hope House of Milwaukee
- Hunger Task Force
- Milwaukee Rescue Mission
- Pathfinders Milwaukee
- Repairers of the Breach
- Salvation Army of Greater Milwaukee
- Sojourner Family Peace Center
- Walker's Point Youth & Family Center