1) How can I make a donation?
You can make a donation to The Homer Fund through the following ways:
PLEASE NOTE: In order to sign up for automatic payroll deductions, you will need your myApron User ID and password.
Homer Fund captains may enroll multiple donors on the Captains Enrollment Page
NOTE: Canadian associates are now able to donate to The Homer Fund. However, tax receipts cannot be issued to Canadians who contribute to The Homer Fund because it is a U.S. charity.
2) Is my donation to the Homer Fund Tax-Deductible?
Yes. Because The Homer Fund is a 501 (c) (3) charity, all donations made directly to The Homer Fund are tax-deductible. Please note that donations made to an individual for Matching Grant purposes are not tax-deductible.
3) What is the Homer Fund's Federal Tax ID number?
4) What documentation do I need to file my taxes?
If you are donating through payroll deduction, your end-of-year pay stub is an acceptable form of documentation to file taxes. Cancelled checks and credit card statements are also acceptable forms of documentation.
Additionally, each donor – no matter the method used to make the donation – will receive an acknowledgement letter from The Homer Fund validating receipt of their gift and that no goods or services were exchanged for their gift. This acknowledgement may also be used for tax purposes. If you misplace your original acknowledgement, you may request a replacement letter by emailing Homer_Fund@HomeDepot.com. Please allow 10-business days for the Fund’s staff to process your request.
5) How much of my donation goes to associates in need?
Every dollar of associate donations goes to support a fellow associate in need. The Homer Fund’s operating expenses are covered through company donations.
6) How will I know that you've received my donation?
Each donor – no matter what method they use to make their donation – will receive an acknowledgement from The Homer Fund validating receipt of their gift and that no goods or services were exchanged for their gift. Additionally, if you give through automatic payroll donation, you will see a line item on your pay stub showing the amount donated that pay period and the year-to-date amounts given to The Homer Fund. You may access your electronic paycheck stub by logging into myApron or The Home Depot's External Employee Self-Service (ESS).
Please allow a minimum of one pay-cycle to pass before you will see the donations reflected on your paycheck.
7) How do I stop my payroll donation?
To stop your automatic payroll donation to the Fund, contact our staff. Please have your 9-digit Associate Identification Number (AIN) available. AINs can be found on your paycheck stub which can be accessed by logging into myApron or The Home Depot's External Employee Self-Service (ESS)
8) How do I modify the amount of my payroll donation?
The automatic payroll donation link is used to CHANGE OR MANAGE the amount you currently donate to the Fund. By re-enrolling for automatic payroll donations, your previous donation amount will be cancelled and the new amount specified will be deducted from your paychecks going forward. Please allow one pay-cycle for the change to be reflected on your paycheck.
9) Will the company match my gift?
Yes. Donations between $25 and $1,000 annually will be matched automatically through the company’s Associate Matching Gifts Program, administered by The Home Depot Foundation. You do not need to register your gift or complete any forms to have your eligible donations matched as The Homer Fund’s staff will take care of all matched funds.
PLEASE NOTE: If you are donating through automatic payroll donations, your donations will be matched automatically beginning at $25 and continuing up to $1,000. The Matching Gifts Program matches up to $4 million companywide annually.
10) Why do you need my AIN if I am writing a check?
If your gift is eligible for matching (between $25 and $1,000), we’ll need your Associate Identification Number (AIN) to register your gift with the company’s Associate Matching Gift Program.