Employer sponsored tax-exempt disaster relief and emergency hardship programs must benefit an indefinite charitable class; therefore, the Fund cannot limit its assistance to specific individuals, such as victims of a particular disaster or from a specific geographic location. While gifts cannot be designated for a specific individual or area, the funds are readily available to National Vision Associates and its affiliated Optometrists who are experiencing financial hardship in qualifying circumstances.
All individual donations will go directly to a grant recipient (administration and other fees will be covered by National Vision).
Who is E4E Relief?
E4E Relief is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Foundation For The Carolinas, a 501(c)(3) public charity. With more than a decade of experience serving clients across the United States, E4E Relief is the nation's leading provider of employee disaster and hardship funds.
Can I designate my contribution to a specific employee?
While gifts cannot be designated for a specific individual or event, they do guarantee funds are available to provide assistance to employees in need who meet the criteria of the program.
Are my gifts to the fund tax-deductible? Will I get a statement at the end of the year?
A donation to the Employee Relief Fund administered by E4E Relief may be tax-deductible, provided no goods or services were received in exchange for the donation. A gift acknowledgment will be provided for all gifts, $250 or more, made directly to the Fund via E4E Relief. Cash gifts, depending on the amount, may or may not require a receipt for tax purposes. Please check with your tax advisor for more information. To claim contributions made via payroll deductions, the donor should retain their pledge/sign-up form along with their final paystub or W-2 reflecting the deductions.
Do I need to give to be eligible to apply for assistance from the Relief Fund?
Gifts to the Relief Fund are voluntary and are not required to apply for assistance.
Other Ways to Give
To make a donation by check, please make check payable to E4E Relief, listing the National Vision Crisis Relief Fund, Fund ID#3523, on the memo line of your check.
Checks should be mailed to:
National Vision Crisis Relief Fund
c/o E4E Relief
220 North Tryon Street
Charlotte, NC 28202
For information about other ways to give, including stock, please contact E4E Donor Services at 704-973-4564 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note that donations of National Vision stock are subject to the Company’s Securities Trading Policy. Additional restrictions may apply.