So the Broad Street Run lottery has come and gone and either you weren’t selected or you didn’t enter the lottery. But you still want to run. Below we outline a plan for only $200 in charity donations you can still be a part of the Broad Street Run!
Here is how that is possible.
Multiple organizations are offering charity bibs where you need to raise $500 in order to earn a bib for the race. [Please note some of these organizations are on a wait list, however others still have bibs available]. $500 may seem like a lot of money to ask people to donate, however you do not need to raise the entire $500.
Ask your employer about their charity donation matching contribution program. Most major employers will have a program where they will match an employees contribution towards charity at a 1:1 ratio. Meaning, if you donate $100 to a cause, your employer will also donate $100.
By using this program you just need to raise half the money and your employer can donate the rest. The cost of Broad Street is $45 for lottery entry. So it makes sense for you to put that money in yourself (you would have been paying it anyway). Put in an additional $5 and you can donate the first $50 yourself. Now you just need to raise an additional $200 to get to the half way point of $500. You would raise the additional $200 in cash donations directly.
Now with the $250 in cash donations you donate it in one lump sum to the organization you choose. You then notify your employer of this donation and they match the other $250 and that quickly you have just donated $500 and are now running Broad Street!
Remember, by doing all of this you are helping out some great organizations with much need charitable donations.