Who can donate to the Romulus Emergency Assistance Fund?
Anyone, including employees, customers, vendors and community groups may donate to the Fund. We hope that everyone donates, no matter how much. Every donation makes a difference and can be as a one-time gift or an ongoing periodic contribution.
Why should we donate to Romulus Emergency Assistance Fund?
Every dollar donated will help fellow employees who are going through difficult times. This is a wonderful way to live our values and make a difference in each other’s lives.
How much of my donation goes to fellow employees?
Our goal is to enable Romulus Restaurant Group employees to personally help as many team members as possible, and therefore 100% of employee donations support fellow Romulus employees. The company is covering the cost of all fund operating expenses to ensure that this is the case.
Are donations tax deductible?
Yes, all donations are tax-deductible to the full extent permissible by law.
How can donations/contributions be made?
Payroll Deduction - we recommend and encourage associates to use payroll deduction as an easy way to contribute.
Credit / Debit cards - click on the “Donate” button on the Romulus Emergency Assistance Fund web page. You can make a one-time donation or set up a monthly amount.
Check - Please make your check out to: Emergency Assistance Foundation, Inc. with “For Romulus Emergency Assistance Fund” in the memo or the cover letter and mail to 3713 Pine St., Jacksonville, FL 32205.
Donation Form from the web page. Complete the form indicating that you are attaching a check. Fill in your name, address, employee ID number, and then sign and date the form. Send the completed form with your check attached to the address shown on the form.
How often do I have to update my payroll deduction authorization?
When you set up a recurring payroll deduction you will continue to donate the amount you set until you change or stop it by submitting a new form.
How can I change or stop a contribution by payroll deduction?
To stop or change the amount of a payroll deduction contribution, please submit a new form with the updated information. The (attached) form provides details on how to do this.
How do I stop the credit/debit card monthly donation?
If you wish to stop recurring credit/debit card donations that you set up using the online portal, please email REAP@emergencyAssistanceFdn.org with a request to cancel the recurring donation.
Can donations be directed to a specific employee?
Unfortunately no, regulations do not allow for donations to be earmarked for specific individuals. All donations are added to the fund so as to support as many Romulus employees as possible.
Will Romulus match my gift?
Romulus has generously contributed to the Fund and covers all the cost of operating the Fund. Because the company is already contributing to the Fund, gifts from employees are not eligible for the Romulus Employee Matching Gift Program.
Do I get an acknowledgement for my donation?
Payroll deduction – The end-of-year pay stub along with a completed copy of the payroll deduction enrollment form is an acceptable form of documentation to file taxes.
Check – Cancelled checks are acceptable forms of documentation for gifts under $250. Each donor of $250 or more will receive an acknowledgement from Emergency Assistance Foundation. If you would like to receive an acknowledgement, please provide your
Credit / Debit cards – Credit / Debit card statements are acceptable forms of documentation for gifts under $250. Each donor of $250 or more will receive an acknowledgement from Emergency Assistance Foundation. If you would like to receive an acknowledgement, please provide your e-mail address.
Marketable securities – Emergency Assistance Foundation will send you an acknowledgement validating receipt of the gift. If you would like to receive an acknowledgement, please provide your e-mail address.
Do I have to contribute to the Fund to be eligible to apply for assistance?
Not at all. Donating to the Fund is completely voluntary. Eligibility for assistance is based upon need and qualifying circumstances.
Who can I contact for more information?
You may also contact your human resource director or the fund coordinator at for more information about the fund.
HELPING EACH OTHER
IN TIMES OF GREAT NEED
An essential part of enriching our communities is enriching the lives of those who live and work in those communities- our employees.
Through our Romulus Employee Assistance Fund, we have the ability to create a support network for all employees in their times of greatest financial need. Please see our Model Application to see if you may be a good fit for the program. Donations are welcome at any time.