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Our Promise Live: America’s Homeless Veterans
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Our Promise Live: America’s Homeless Veterans

According to Federal data, there are 11,401 Veterans Experiencing Homelessness in California — by far the largest number in the country.

Meet veterans helping veterans overcome the challenges associated with the transition to civilian life. America’s Homeless Veterans is a nonprofit providing affordable housing and referrals to help support and meet the individual needs of veterans experiencing homelessness. 

If you’re inspired to donate to America’s Homeless Veterans, enter OP Code 988080 through your e-Pledge.

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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
Make a Difference Monday with Leaders United Executives

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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Our Promise Co-Chairs Announced
GovOps Secretary Yolanda Richardson Joins California's Chief Service Office Josh Fryday to Lead the 2021 Campaign

Our Promise Co-Chairs Announced

Our Promise California State Employees Giving at Work is pleased to announce our 2021 Campaign Co-Chairs: Chief Service Officer at California Volunteers Josh Fryday and Secretary Yolanda Richardson of California Government Operations. This marks the second year for Fryday, who chaired the event last year and the first for Richardson.

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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.