During the month of September, you are invited to shop at Foodland or Sack 'N Save to benefit the United Methodist Committee on Relief, in which 100% of your donation goes to relief efforts, such as the Lousiana Flooding. When you get to the checkstand, use your Maika'i card to register, then make donations (up to a total of $249 throughout the month). Mention Aiea UMC or give our number: 78827. After September, Foodland will give a check to our church for all of the personal donations made plus an additional percentage given by Foodland. Please keep your receipt for your records.
Please read the following information before encouraging your supporters and members to support your organization through Give Aloha 2016. Participating organizations are responsible for communicating accurate and complete information to their donors about the donation process and how their donations will be matched.
From September 1-30, donations to Give Aloha participating organizations will be accepted at checkout at all Foodland, Sack N Save and Foodland Farms stores statewide.
Customers must use their Maika`i Card to make a donation, and can donate up to a cumulative total of $249 per person, per organization. Donations exceeding $249 per person, per organization will not be matched. Donations made without a Maika`i Card will not be matched. Individuals must use their own Maika`i Card to make a donation. Multiple donations on a Maika`i Card exceeding $249 for the same organization will not be matched.
Customers who do not have a Maika`i account may establish one at checkout. Only one Maika`i account number is allowed per person.
Foodland and the Western Union Foundation will match each donation up to a total of at least $300,000 for all organizations combined. If total customer donations exceed $300,000, the matching gift will be divided proportionately among all participating organizations (see Calculation of Matching Gifts).
Please do not inform donors that their donation will be matched "dollar for dollar." Foodland and the Western Union Foundation will match a portion of their donation.
Membership dues, fees, tuition, and other payments for which goods and services are received in return are not considered "donations." These payments will not be matched.
Donations in the form of cash, check or credit card (VISA, MasterCard, American Express, Discover and JTB) will be accepted. Donations must be made payable to Foodland, Sack N Save or Foodland Farms.
The donation amount and name of the organization will appear on the customer's receipt.
Donor names will not be released to organizations.
Donations are tax deductible to the full extent of the law.
Foodland reserves the right to refuse participation of any non-profit organization.
Announcement and Distribution of Gifts
Total gifts to organizations will be announced by October 16. Checks to organizations will be mailed out by October 31, 2015. Note: checks will be made out to the organization's name as printed on the organization's IRS determination letter. Checks to sponsored organizations will be written and sent to their sponsoring organization.