By Rick Teplitz
Pam and I already had plans to include Camp de Benneville Pines in our holiday end of the year charitable donations. When we heard about the DOUBLE MATCH available, we got right on it.
UUSM is participating in a mini-match to raise funds for the camp, which means that any donation sent between now and December 31, 2021 will be matched dollar for dollar. For example, $25 becomes $50, $50 becomes $100, etc. Any and all amounts are welcome!
But it doesn’t stop there! Other friends of the camp have set up another special matching fund for the same time period, the “Share Your Love Matching Gift Campaign,” with the goal of encouraging Southwestern UUs to contribute. This fund will again double the gift, as noted above, dollar for dollar.
Here’s the special sauce: if you designate your donation for Camp de Benneville Pines by December 31, 2021, noting UUSM as your participating congregation, it will be matched by UUSM and that doubled amount will be matched again by the Share Your Love match!! Your $25 contribution is matched two times and becomes $100, while a donation of $100 becomes $400!
All donations are gratefully received and go to support our camp at a time of great need. During the two years of the COVID crisis and forest fires, camp rentals and activities were essentially shut down and the camp requires our additional support.
Those who are able can contribute online at https://www.uucamp.org/contribute/share-your-love/. Please be sure to scroll to the bottom of the form on that page and indicate UUSM in the affiliation drop down menu and “de Benneville match” in the comments.
You can also write an send a check to UUSM with “de Benneville match” in the memo line, or donate online at https://uusm.org/donate, entering the amount you want to donate into the Camp de Benneville Pines fund and noting “de Benneville match” in the memo line. The office will have to subtract any credit card fees however, and then write a check to send to Camp de Benneville to be matched. The office recommends that the most timely and cost effective way to donate is to go directly to the Camp de Benneville Pines website and contribute there, or write a check directly to Camp de Benneville Pines, 41750 Jenks Lake Road West, Angelus Oaks, CA 92305-9789, and write “UUSM Matching Donation” in the memo line.
However you donate, thanks for caring about our UU home in the mountains!