Strengthen Volunteerism by Supporting PMD’s Work
PMD accepts donations by:
- Credit/Debit Card
- Donor-Advised Fund
- Legacy Difference Maker
- Text Message
Support our Campaigns
- Assembling Print-Braille Children’s STEM Pluto! Not a Planet? Not a Problem! Books to be available at same (equitable) price as printed ones (October)
- Groceries for Thanksgiving Meal for Lonely Elders (coming soon)
- Workplace Giving
- Matching Gifts
- Earn Donations from Volunteering
Shop for Good
- Spark Good
Ways to Donate Personally
Make checks payable to:
People Making a Difference (PMD)
P.O. Box 120189
Boston, MA 02112-0189
We can process credit card donations using VISA, MasterCard, Discover and American Express. We also accept online credit card donations through Network for Good, a nonprofit which provides secure credit card processing, and we would really appreciate your contributing the transaction fees* when given the option. In the box labeled: “To designate your donation for a specific fund or purpose,” you can enter unrestricted, a description of how you’d like your donation to be used, or leave it blank. Unrestricted allows us the most latitude in using your gift.
If you have a Fidelity Charitable, Schwab Charitable, or BNY Mellon Charitable Gift Fund donor-advised fund (DAF), the DAF Direct box below enables you to recommend grants directly and easily to PMD.
You have the option of being recognized or remaining anonymous.
Consider joining us as a Legacy Difference Maker! Help us strengthen volunteerism by making contributions on a monthly, quarterly, or yearly basis.
Avoid fees altogether by donating through our Facebook page. The Donate button is located at the top of the page.
Text “PMDvolunteer” to 707070. Consider donating 5% more to cover processing fees by the Pledgeling Foundation.
Support Our Campaigns
Make these special print-Braille STEM children's books available to families for the same price as the print versions.
Donate through Your Workplace
Many companies have Matching Gift Programs for charitable donations made by their employees. This means that for every dollar an employee donates to an approved charitable organization, their employer will donate some additional amount.
Please ask your human resources department if your company offers a program like this. If so, let us know and we’ll help you fill out the necessary paperwork to multiply your donation by taking advantage of this generous benefit.
Provide PMD with a steady source of monthly income through convenient payroll deduction. Many workplaces allow for pre-tax payroll and other ways that you can conveniently donate using private portals like Spark and YourCause. Many workplace giving campaigns take place in autumn.
If you would like to give through your company’s UNITED WAY campaign, please use code #M973988 to specify People Making a Difference (PMD). Please spread the word at your workplace that PMD is a grassroots group doing good work for 30+ local charities with an annual budget less than $100k. Past efforts have included company-wide voice mail and e-mail messages.
PMD is again part of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Employees’ Charitable Campaign (COMECC #973988) and City of Boston Employees’ Charitable Campaign (COBECC #2546). This means that if you work for the federal, state, or city government, you have the opportunity to make a charitable contribution to PMD. Please specifically designate PMD and tell your co-workers about us.
Similarly, IBM employees can make donations through the IBM Employee Charitable Contribution Campaign (IBM ECCC). Simply select PMD, #0L596.
Thanks to a PMD volunteer, PMD is a standard selection choice, but PMD is regularly evaluated to assess whether the level of interest by IBM employees merits continued inclusion in the campaign. Please spread the word among your friends who work for IBM and its subsidiaries. Even minimum donations will help ensure PMD’s future participation in this campaign.
Many companies offer “Dollars for Doers” programs to employees who volunteer for, and thus earn a corresponding donation to, select charities.
Volunteers from PwC, Corning, Microsoft, BNY Mellon, and Google have successfully generated substantial donations to PMD by recording their hours in their company’s internal system, such as Spark and YourCause.
Shop for Good
Sign up now at https://www.iGive.com/PMD so PMD will receive a $5 donation free when you make your first purchase. Do your online shopping through iGive.com where up to 15% of every purchase is donated to PMD!
Books, CDs, clothes, food, sports gear, jewelry, toiletries, flowers, computers, pet food, children’s toys, gifts, etc. are available from well-known merchants like Chewy, Crate & Barrel, Petsmart, Powell’s Books, Lands’ End, L.L. Bean, Staples, and Bed, Bath & Beyond.
Sign up now at https://www.walmart.com/registry/registryforgood so you can donate your change to PMD by rounding up your purchases at checkout on Walmart.com and/or purchase needed supplies from PMD’s registry and have them shipped to PMD.
Save up to $1,300 per year on your groceries and other purchases by shopping through CommonKindness and choosing People Making A Difference Through Community Service Inc.
Print (but it’s not necessary to use) free coupons to save money AND generate funds for PMD… at no cost to you!