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Offer a HandUp to Those in Need with Gusto Giving

Steffi Wu Former Communications Lead, Gusto 
Offer a HandUp to Those in Need with Gusto Giving

Last year we launched Gusto Giving, which enables employees to contribute to nonprofit organizations of their choice directly from their paycheck. We handle the payroll deductions, donation processing, and W-2 reporting automatically behind the scenes. All for free, and with lots of love.

It’s been fascinating to see the wide range of fantastic causes people have chosen to support, from large, well-known organizations like Electronic Frontier Foundation and World Wildlife Fund, to newer ones like Watsi. We’re proud to be able to take part in the generosity that the small business community is showing, and so far we’ve gotten positive feedback from companies and employees:

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Today we’re thrilled to recommend HandUp as a featured charitable organization in Gusto Giving. We were amazed by their work improving quality of life in our local community and encouraging more people to help. Since launching in August 2013, HandUp has supported over 100 homeless and low-income individuals and families in meeting their basic needs, eight of whom were able to get into permanent housing with HandUp’s support.

Rose Broome started HandUp because she knew there had to be an easier, more effective way to help the homeless people she saw every day in San Francisco. HandUp makes it possible to give directly to homeless people and others in need. 100% of donations are redeemed for basic necessities like food, clothing, and medical care through several local partner organizations that are already supporting the homeless community.

You can browse profiles of members to learn more about their stories and needs. Check out this video, which aired on CNN, to learn more about one of their members, Rodney Bell, who used HandUp to raise money for a laptop so he could find a stable job:

HandUp is a public benefit corporation, so you can donate to HandUp through Gusto (formerly ZenPayroll) Giving by choosing their fiscal sponsor, Netroots Foundation, as the 501(c)(3) organization.

With Gusto Giving, employees can donate to any charitable organization of their choice directly from their paycheck. To learn more about Gusto Giving, visit our Help Center article. We hope you’ll join us in supporting causes you believe in!

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Updated: April 16, 2019


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