As a child and early teen, I volunteered forty hours per week each summer at my local Naval Hospital as a ‘candy striper’ for the American Red Cross. Through my high school years, I spent many hours at a local nursing home listening to stories, laughing and just receiving joy from the residents who didn’t have regular family visitors.
Our Promise: California State Employees Giving at Work is a campaign that allows employees to give to a variety of charitable organizations that are vitally important to the community. I am a member and in great support of Our Promise because I have had five kidney transplants.
When I think of how I would want to make a difference in someone’s life, I have always arrived at the conclusion to “just do the right thing” for as long as I can remember, I have always been involved in community service.
Caring for California. What does this mean to you? What do you want to see in your community?
We all have a vision for our neighborhoods, our city and our state. Our Promise: California State Employees Giving at Work is your opportunity to support causes and nonprofits that will help your vision become a reality.
The Our Promise: California State Employees Giving at Work campaign kicked off with a big nonprofit fair on the west steps of the State Capitol on August 30.
Over 140 nonprofit agencies lined the lawn, and hundreds of state employees attendend the event. State employees were able to talk with agency representatives and learn more about how these amazing nonprofits are impacting their communities.
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