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Our Promise Campaign Chairs
New chairs announced annually

Our Promise Campaign Chairs

Our Promise California State Employees Giving at Work is honored to host dynamic chairs from different state agencies during the campaign that runs annually October-December. State agencies – along with other departments – work to ensure that every state employee is given the opportunity to donate to philanthropic organizations throughout the state. During the campaign, employees can give to any 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization having as low as $5 per pay cycle deducted from their wages.

Our Promise Chairs

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YOU Made All the Difference
One-Time Donations Now Available Year-Round

Woman wearing mask and cap holding a cardboard box of food labeled "LA Region Food Bank". Text: SPRING Into ACTION

With your support, the Our Promise Spring into Action campaign raised more than $10,500 to support nonprofits across the state! Each one-time donation made a difference to California’s recovery. And now, you can make a one-time donation to a cause of your choice at any time by logging into Cal Employee Connect, giving you more flexibility to respond directly to current events.

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Spring into Action Results at a Glance

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Celebrating the 2021 Campaign Donors and Volunteers
The Our Promise Campaign Raised Nearly $5 Million

Celebrating the 2021 Campaign Donors and Volunteers

Despite another challenging year for California, thousands of state employees continued to support their favorite causes through Our Promise: California State Employees Giving at Work in 2021.

“I’m honored to recognize my colleagues in state government for their hard work and commitment to the Our Promise program,” said 2021 Our Promise Co-Chair Josh Fryday, California’s Chief Service Officer.

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Congratulations, Prize Drawing Winners!

This month is California state workers SPRING into ACTION in a celebration of giving by making a one-time gift to any 501c3 nonprofit of their choice.

Every week, we drew names at random among the Spring campaign donors for a prize pack. Here are the lucky winners so far:

  • Matthew K. (Department of Pesticide Regulation)

  • Colleen V. (CalTrans Dist. 6)

At the Our Promise Thank You Event on March 1, we drew the following names:

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Our Promise Champion: Kathleen Webb, State Controller’s Office
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Our Promise Champion: Kathleen Webb, State Controller’s Office

Proud public servant and Champion for nonprofits, Kathleen Webb, Chief Operating Officer at the California State Controller’s Office, has used her influence as a state leader to support the #OurPromiseCA program for many years. Learn about how her passion and purpose stemmed from her upbringing in a household of engaged community members.

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Orangevale – Fair Oaks Food Bank
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Despite its name, the Orangevale Fair Oaks Food Bank serves residents in all of Sacramento County. Since the onset of the pandemic, the Sacramento region reports higher levels of food insecurity than the national average. 

A group of people in a room with boxes of food.

The Our Promise Leaders United took a tour of the Orangevale Fair Oaks Food Bank. We were able to see their massive operation in full effect and learn about what it takes to run a food bank.

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Our Promise Live: My Sister’s House
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Our Promise Live: My Sister’s House

Meet Nilda Valmores, the Executive Director, and learn about what My Sister’s House is doing to support survivors of domestic violence/human trafficking during this challenging time and how you can support them through a donation.

Survivors of domestic violence/human trafficking may be provided with culturally sensitive counseling, shelter, housing, legal, and employment services by calling the 24/7 crisis line.

If you’re inspired to donate to My Sister’s House, enter OP Code 12453 through your e-Pledge.

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Focus on Health in August
Learn About and Support California's Nonprofits

Collage of photos: hands in a circle for Multiethnic Donor Awareness Month, syringe and virus images for National Immunization Awareness Month,  person's back with sunblock in the shape of a sun forSummer Sun Safety Month; optometrist and child at eye exam for Child Eye health and safety month; torso of woman and baby for World Breastfeeding Week

August is the month of hot summer nights and gearing up to go back to school, which makes it an ideal time to focus on health issues like immunizations.

Learn about observances in August and California nonprofit organizations that support causes related to them. State workers have an opportunity to celebrate and support causes by making a monthly payroll donation through Our Promise.