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.
Thank you for attending the 2016 Our Promise Thank You Breakfast! We appreciate everything you do to make the Our Promise campaign a huge success.
The event honored our committed and hard-working department and agency Chairs, Vice Chairs and other campaign volunteers, who worked to spread the word about the opportunity to give back, and the 32,000 state employees who contributed to Our Promise: California State Employees Giving at Work.
Nonprofit certification for the 2017 Our Promise Initiative is closed! Certification closed on February 28, 2017. You can no longer apply.
If you applied, you were notified the week of May 8 regarding your approval status. If your nonprofit is usually listed under a PCFD (aka local United Way)or federation, they will notify you of your approval status.
Charities must have a valid 501(c)(3) status with the IRS and charities must be in good standing with the Registry of Charitable Trusts to operate or to solicit for charitable purposes in California. A registration that is delinquent, suspended or revoked is not in good standing. (Gov. Code, § 12599.6, subd. (f)(1); Cal. Code Regs., tit 11, §999.9.4.)
A charity that is not in compliance with the registration and reporting requirements listed above, will not be an eligible charity to participate in Our Promise: California State Employees Giving at Work Initiative.
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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