Did you know that you can support Nicolás Fund for Education through your Christmas shopping?

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[spacer height=”20px”][spacer height=”20px”]BelPres Alternative Gift Market

Buy gifts for your loved ones that are packed with purpose and meaning! Bellevue Presbyterian is again offering an Alternative Gift catalog.  The hard copy catalog may be picked up at the kiosk in the lobby on December 3rd, 10th or 17th.  Cash or checks will be accepted for purchases in the lobby, and you will receive a gift card that can be given.

The AGM catalog is also available online.  NFE Alternative Gifts include a gift of library books in Spanish ($10) or musical instruments ($25).  Through purchasing an AGM gift, your generosity allows the recipient to feel great knowing that their gift provided necessities that help educate youth in the Ixil region of Guatemala![spacer height=”20px”][spacer height=”20px”]


If you purchase a more conventional gift through Amazon, did you know that you can support NFE by purchasing that gift using AmazonSmile?  AmazonSmile offers the very same items as Amazon. The difference is that when you shop on AmazonSmile. The AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price of eligible products to NFE!  To get started, go to www.smile.amazon.com and log in using your current username and password. Be sure to designate Nicolás Fund for Education as your charity of choice in the spot “Or pick your own charitable organization”. Then begin shopping![spacer height=”20px”][spacer height=”20px”]

Corporate Matching

Make Your AGM gift or #GivingTuesday Donation Go Twice as Far! Does your employer match charitable contributions?  If you aren’t certain, today is a great day to find out! Many companies match charitable gifts made by their employees. Check with your company’s Human Resources department to learn more and to obtain forms needed to execute the match. For example, the following large employers DO match charitable contributions:

  • Boeing matches 1:1 up to $6000 AND a 50% match for retirees
  • Microsoft matches 1:1 up to $15,000
  • Google matches 1:1 up to $6000
  • Apple matches 1:1 up to $10,000
  • Alaska Airlines matches 1:1 up to $4000
  • Coca-Cola matches 2:1 up to $20,000
  • Starbucks matches 1:1 up to $1,500
  • Nordstrom matches 1:1 up to $5000
  • Kaiser Permanente matches 1:1 up to $5000
  • T-Mobile matches 1:1 up to $1,500
  • Verizon matches 1:1 up to $1,000
  • Paccar matches 1:1 up to $5,000 (minimum $100)
  • Expedia matches 1:1 up to $5000
  • BP matches 1:1
  • Chevron matches 1:1 up to $10,000 and retiree up to $3,000
  • The Gap matches 1:1 up to $1,000 and higher
  • Home Depot matches 1:1 up to $3,000
  • JP Morgan Chase matches 1:1 up to $1,000
  • Wells Fargo matches 1:1 up to $6500
  • Charles Schwab matches 1:1 up to $1000
  • McDonalds matches 1:1 up to $5000


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