Change For Charity
MARKET STREET CHANGE FOR CHARITYAPPLICATION
Application Deadline – October 31, 2014
In 2004, Market Street established a “Change for Charity” program to raise funds for local charitable organizations in our community. The funds are generated from a portion of the coins collected from the parking meters at Market Street. It is through this program that we attempt to support the efforts of those non-profit organizations in our community who are making a difference in the lives of those in need. We believe we have a social obligation to this community and the Change for Charity program helps us focus on that obligation.
The charity selection process begins each year with an informal invitation to local charities to make specific requests in writing for their funding needs.
The charities that will be chosen are socially diverse that fit with Market Street’s mission of community partnership. They can include causes that improve the lives of women and children, assist the elderly and the poor, or fund community development projects.
Information requested in the application helps clarify the type of charity, level of need, and efficiency of operation.
- The charity must be either a local charity or a national organization with a local chapter that benefits Montgomery County.
- The same charity will not be chosen in successive years
- The charity should not be terminating due to the completion of a special project
- The charity must not be of a sexist, racist, or libelous nature.
- The charity must furnish proof of tax-exempt status
Four non-profits that fit the mission of Market Street are selected annually to receive a percentage of the proceeds from the 68 parking meters, all the change collected from the four fountains throughout the property and ticket revenue during the designated 3-month period:
December, January, and February
March, April, May
June, July, August,
September, October, November
A formal check presentation will be held for the charity at Market Street, upon collection of the change at the end of the three-month period.
Download the Change for Charity Application Form below: