If you've received a referral code from one of our member companies, the easiest way to use it is to click through their referral link provided. If they do not have one, you may go to "My Account" and "Add Referral Code" toward the top.
Why does a referral code matter? Some companies prioritize giving to organizations who reached out to them personally before being forwarded to DonationMatch, so being highlighted this way may increase your chances of having your request approved or receiving offers.
It is important to know that even if you have a company's referral code, we do not automatically send requests for their items on your behalf, because we cannot tell whether what they make available is suitable for your event. For that reason, you will still want to go to "Find Donations" to see what you qualify for in our system (from the referring company AND others), and select what you want to request, which is as simple as clicking on the "Request" button on an item's description page.