Beating the Odds

Archie Graham

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.

Because of the research and support of the Kidney Foundation of Northern California, which is supported by Our Promise, I would not be in the position that I am in now. I am the only five-time, successful kidney transplant patient in the world.

I am a part of this campaign and I contribute because of its dedication to helping all valid charitable organizations such as the Kidney Foundation of Northern California. As many people as possible should support Our Promise! It is not only for the benefit of Our Promise, but it is also to the benefit of the individual members. Any person who donates through Our Promise can be assured that any donation they give will be directed to their specifically-chosen charitable organization. The funding support provided to charitable organizations by Our Promise is impeccably required! The more support provided by members, the greater reach Our Promise has in contributing to these charitable organizations!

Archie Graham, Department of Corrections