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Partnership for Better Health to launch annual Match Madness

Partnership for Better Health to launch annual Match Madness

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Partnership for Better Health will again launch its Match Madness campaign, where it will offer matching gifts to 29 local nonprofit organizations participating in the campaign.

This year, M&T Bank has joined as a new partner, which will help increase the campaign’s match by 50 percent. With M&T Bank, the partnership’s match and individual donations from volunteers, this year’s matching fund has grown to $75,000.

Through the campaign, which takes place in March, donations to participating organizations will be eligible to receive part of the $75,000 stretch pool, the partnership said. All funds raised will go directly to the organizations, as designated by each contributor.

At the conclusion of the campaign, the partnership will distribute the pool proportionately, based on the total funds raised by each organization.

The funds can then be used to support the organizations’ core operations, special projects, events and related administrative needs.

“With a matching gift incentive of $75,000, local nonprofits can use this opportunity to encourage their donors to give more, give wisely and help to advance their missions,” said Ann Myers, chief gift planning officer, who manages the partnership’s campaign. “Match Madness is a great way for our community to further support the valuable work these organizations do.”

The campaign focuses on small nonprofits with annual budgets of less than $5 million. This year’s participating organizations are: Amethyst Foundation, Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Capital Region, Big Brothers Big Sisters of York and Adams Counties, Boys & Girls Club of Chambersburg and Shippensburg, Camp Koala, Carlisle Arts Learning Center, Carlisle Area Healthcare Auxiliary, Carlisle Victory Circle, Civic Club of Shippensburg, Community CARES, Cumberland Goodwill EMS, Cumberland Youth Cycling Development, Cumberland Valley Rails-to-Trails Council, Fresh Match, Girls on the Run Capital Area, Hope Station, Katie’s Place of Shippensbug, LEAF Project, LivingWell Institute, Maranatha, Perry Human Services, Project SHARE, Safe Harbour, Shippensburg Produce and Outreach, Summer Program for Youth, the Kidney Foundation of Central PA, the Mental Wellness Awareness Association, the RASE Project and the Salvation Army.

Those who wish to support local nonprofits through the campaign can make checks payable to Partnership for Better Health and mail them to 274 Wilson St., Carlisle, PA 17013. On the check’s memo line, designate the participating organization’s name to which you’d like to donate.

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