Last updated on July 2nd, 2019 at 09:46 am
The Greater Milwaukee Foundation will host a launch event in the lobby of the 411 Wisconsin Building from noon to 1:30 p.m. today to raise awareness of Match Day, the one day online giving event and the first of its kind in Wisconsin dedicated to raising awareness for basic needs in the Milwaukee area.
Members of the community will have a chance to learn more about the initiative and make donations from computers that will be available in the lobby.
Milwaukee Mayor, Tom Barrett will attend the event.
Each donation made on March 8 will be proportionally matched by the Greater Milwaukee Foundation in partnership with individual donors and foundations. The Brewers Community Foundation, The Ceres Foundation, Faye McBeath Foundation, and United Way of Greater Milwaukee have already pledged $675,000 toward the match pool for that day. The Brewers Community Foundation, Time Warner Cable, Clear Channel Outdoor, The Business Journal Serving Greater Milwaukee, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 88Nine Radio Milwaukee and Big Shoes Network have also contributed in kind support and donor prizes for the day.
Proceeds generated on Match Day will benefit 19 organizations in the greater Milwaukee area.
For more information on Match Day, visit www.MatchDayMKE.org.
Nonprofit Organizations participating in Match Day include:
- Center for Veterans Issues
- Community Advocates
- Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin
- Food Pantry of Waukesha County
- Friends of Abused Families
- Guest House of Milwaukee
- Hebron House of Hospitality
- Hope Center
- Hope House of Milwaukee
- Hunger Task Force
- Milwaukee Rescue Mission
- Pathfinders Milwaukee
- Repairers of the Breach
- Salvation Army of Greater Milwaukee
- Sojourner Family Peace Center
- The Cathedral Center
- Walker’s Point Youth and Family Center
- The Women’s Center
- Greater Milwaukee Foundation: Basic Needs Fund