Member Benefits from Union Plus

Union Plus will match donations for Haiti relief dollar for dollar.

What is the Union Plus Help For Haiti Campaign?

The Union Plus Help For Haiti Campaign will provide $100,000 to aid earthquake relief in Haiti.

How does it work?

Union Plus will match your individual donation made to the AFL-CIO Solidarity Center’s Earthquake Relief for Haitian Workers fund dollar-for-dollar, up to $100,000 total.

Where can I donate?

You can make donations at Or, you can send a check to: Solidarity Center Education Fund, Attn: Joan Welsh, 888 16th Street, N.W., Suite 400, Washington, DC, 20006. Please designate "Earthquake Relief for Haitian Workers" in the memo line of the check.

So, Union Plus will double my donation?

Yes. The Union Plus match will double your donation dollars and provide even more assistance to the survivors of the catastrophe.

Do I have to do anything to have my donation matched by Union Plus?

No, Union Plus will automatically match your donation with the Solidarity Center. You do not need to submit anything in addition to your donation.

Is there a donation minimum or maximum?

No. You can choose to give as little or as much as you’d like from $1 to $1,000 or more. Your donation will be matched dollar-for-dollar. That means your $1 becomes $2, your $10 becomes $20 and your $100 becomes $200.

Is my donation tax deductable?

Yes. The Solidarity Center Education Fund is a tax-exempt charitable organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. A new tax relief law allows people who contributed before March 1, 2010 to charities providing earthquake relief in Haiti to take a tax deduction for the contribution on their 2009 tax return instead of their 2010 return.

Do I have to donate by a certain date?

No. However, once we’ve matched $100,000 in donations the campaign will end. So donate at today to make sure you can maximize the power of your contribution.

What’s the AFL-CIO Solidarity Center?

The non-profit Solidarity Center is an AFL-CIO partner organization that supports programs and projects aimed at advancing worker rights and promoting broad-based, sustainable economic development. The center’s Education Fund works with union and community partners to respond quickly to natural disasters and aid displaced workers.

How will my donation to the Solidarity Center’s Earthquake Relief for Haitian Workers Fund be used?

Donations to the Solidarity Center will help rush life-saving relief supplies including food, clean water, medical supplies, blankets and tents to all survivors. Goods are currently being delivered to the Confederation of Haitian Workers training center, which is providing shelter, food, and medical assistance to more than 200 people.


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