Pull together an employee group to participate in the Source to Sea Cleanup, have your employer to match your contribution or designate CRC as a beneficiary in your workplace campaign.
Many businesses also have their own workplace giving or matching gift programs by which employees can designate a payroll deduction amount to go to the non-profit of their choice or have their donation to a non-profit matched by their employer.
You may be able to have your gift matched by asking your employer. Please contact your company’s personnel department to find out whether your employer has such a program. Companies contributing to CRC as part of an employer match include:
Aetna Ensign Bickford, Inc. IBM Microsoft Nokia Pfizer Travelers United Health Group United Technologies
Employee Group Projects
A wide range of businesses participate in the annual Source to Sea Cleanup. For more information about the Cleanup and how your company can help, e-mail Development Director Corey Kurtz or call her at 413-772-2020 ext. 202. Groups participating in recent years include:
All American Waste
Cold River Materials
Connecticut State Dive Team
Corona’s Used Auto Parts
Eastern Mountain Sports, Hadley, MA
First Light Power Resources
Hartford Steam Boiler
Ibex Outdoor Clothing
King Arthur Flour
Maritime Program Group
Milone & MacBroom
NRG Middletown Power
Pratt & Whitney
UIL Holdings Corp.
Whole Foods Stores, West Harford and Glastonbury, CT
Another easy and effective way to support the work of Connecticut River Watershed Council is through workplace giving, where you simply pledge an automatic payroll deduction from each paycheck. Through our partnership with EarthShare New England, employees at hundreds of public and private organizations can donate through payroll contributions. Find out if your employer has a workplace giving campaign that includes EarthShare here.
If you are interested in starting an employee engagement program that involves EarthShare New England at your employer, please call Corey Kurtz, Development Director at 413-772-2020, ext 202 or send her an email.
Giving as a Federal Employee
As a member of EarthShare New England, Connecticut River Watershed Council participates annually in the largest workplace giving campaign in the nation – the Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) for employees of the federal government and the U.S. military. If you are a federal government or military employee and would like to give to Connecticut River Watershed Council through the CFC, please enter CFC code #68414 on your pledge card during the next fund drive.
Giving as a Public Sector Employee
State of Massachusetts employees, including University of Massachusetts Amherst employees, can donate to the Connecticut River Watershed Council with COMECC or UMACC code #104777. More information can be found here: COMECC or UMACC.
State of Connecticut employees can donate to Connecticut River Watershed Council with CSEC code # 8614. Click here for more info.
Giving Through Your United Way Campaign
If your company offers a United Way campaign and EarthShare New England is not listed in your company’s annual giving campaign brochure, you may still donate to EarthShare New England and any of its member organizations by writing the name of the organization in a “donor choice” option. Many campaigns allow you to write in the name of any eligible, tax-exempt charity that has 501(c)(3) designation by the IRS. EarthShare runs successfully side-by-side with United Way in hundreds of campaigns across the country.
If you are interested in starting a campaign in your business, please call Corey Kurtz, Development Director, at 413-772-2020, ext. 202 or send her an e-mail.