Workplace giving is designed to improve efficiencies and benefits for both the employee and for the increasing numbers of homeless people in the South East of England. This scheme offers the convenience of automatic payroll deductions without losing the tax benefits of charitable giving. Since employers often match employee contributions, workplace giving provides the employee with the opportunity to directly influence their company’s philanthropic endeavours. For Emmaus Dover, even a small pledge from an employee makes a huge difference in the support that we can offer to a homeless person to get back on their feet again. Here are a few tips on workplace giving:

1. Workplace giving is user-friendly. Employees have the option to designate their donation to specific charities. Therefore, before you participate in our workplace giving campaign, you’ll need to reflect on the issues you feel are most crucial. If you’re concerned about the well-being of homeless individuals in your community and essentially to make a choice that reflects your personal beliefs and core values. Check out our website, visit our community, we will be eager to share our successes with you.

2. Determine how much you can afford to give.
If you have decided to support Emmaus Dover, you’ll need to review your personal finances and set some giving goals. This can be as little as 5p per week (we are grateful for any regular donation) Break it down per pay period so you’ll know exactly how much will be deducted from each salary. You might be surprised to find out you can afford to give more than you thought. Payroll deduction is convenient in that you do not need an acknowledgement from the charity to claim your tax deduction

3. Future donations.
If you are happy with your donation to Emmaus Dover then please continue to support our work. You can do this by renewing your financial commitment via your employers annual workplace giving campaign. As you learn more about how your donation advances our mission, you might even be motivated to increase your involvement in the cause by donating your time. Emmaus Dover needs both financial donors and volunteers to help us to succeed in making a brighter future for our companions.