The Rick’s (Benson & Bassett) announced the kickoff of a special PolioPlus Contribution Matching Program at the Coromandel Indian Restaurant in Southport yesterday.
As a show of support for PolioPlus, our Foundation Executive Board has authorized the use of a minimum of $10,000 in funds (and perhaps more if they are available) from our Global DDF to match any PolioPlus donation made by D7980 Rotarians between February 23rd to May 3rd.
In addition to the D7980 match, the Gates Foundation and the Rotary World Fund are also providing additional matchs.
Between District 7980 and the Gates Foundation matches:
- $1 donation to PolioPlus turns into $7.50
- $100 donation to PolioPlus turns into $750
- $1,000 to PolioPlus turns into $7,500
It is very unusual to have such large matching programs and I encourage everyone who supports our global efforts to End Polio to take advantage of the power of these extremely generous matches.
Our goal is to turn our $10,000 in seed money into at least $75,000 of PolioPlus donations before May 3rd.
This program is being released to commemorate Rotary’s 109th Birthday and to celebrate the recent success of India being declared Polio Free based on many years of hardwork and dedication by Rotarians all over the world.
Jennifer and I have kicked off the program by committing to contribute $500 to PolioPlus. Please join us in helping to eradicate Polio from the remaining 3 countries by supporting this special PolioPlus Match Opportunity.
Want to contribute online? Simply sign it at “My Rotary“.