Matching Your Gift
Financial contributions from supporters of Living Room help us to continue providing life-sustaining housing resources and assistance to people living with HIV/AIDS who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless. With your support, we are able to strongly impact the lives of those who walk through our doors in desperate need of a safe, affordable place to call home. We invite you to maximize the impact of your giving and make an even greater difference in the lives of others by asking your employer to match your donation to the Living Room.
What are matching gifts?
Companies that have a matching gifts program may match contributions from employees to the Living Room. It is a great way to increase support of our housing programs!
How do I find out if my employer has a matching gifts program?
It's simple! Contact your company's human resources department. If your employer has a matching gifts program, you should also ask if a contribution to Living Room qualifies for a matching gift. If so, you should request a matching gift application to complete.
What donations to Living Room qualify for matching gifts?
Contributions from employees (and sometimes spouses and retirees) of the company offering the matching gifts program qualify for a company match.
Do matching gifts from the employer count toward individual gifts?
No, matching gifts are recorded as gifts from the company. Most companies require a signed statement from Living Room that the individual requesting the matching gift will not receive any benefits from the matching gift.
How are matching gift forms submitted to the Living Room?
If Living Room qualifies for a matching gift, complete the employee portion of the form and send the form and personal donation to:
Leaving a gift to Living Room in your will is one of the simplest ways you can make a legacy gift. Examples of bequest language to include in your will are:
"I bequeath the sum of $_______________ to Living Room, Inc., a Georgia nonprofit corporation located in Atlanta, or its successor in interest, to be used in such manner as the Board of Directors of said charity shall, in its sole discretion, determine.”
"I give, devise, and bequeath to Living Room, Inc., a Georgia nonprofit corporation located in Atlanta, GA, or its successor in interest, _______________ percent of the rest, residue and remainder of my estate to be used in such manner as the Board of Directors of said charity shall, in its sole discretion, determine.”
Living Room, Inc. encourages donors to contact their estate attorney for professional assistance.
Stock gifts are one of the most popular assets used to make charitable gifts. Making a gift of stock gives you the chance to realize tax benefits while helping bolster our mission.
You may instruct brokers to transfer securities for charitable contributions to Living Room’s account.