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News and Events

The latest news and information about Our Promise. View upcoming events, sign up for the quarterly newsletter or submit an event for our calendar.


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.


Our Promise Live: America’s Homeless Veterans
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US Flag and fatigue-print fabric with a hand holding dog tags. AHV logo. Our Promise Live Nonprofit Meet & Greet with America's Homeless Veterans |  Tuesday, November 9  12 p.m. via Facebook

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. Tune in live via Facebook on Tuesday, Nov. 9.

Post July 2021

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.


Our Promise Live: Becoming a Certified Nonprofit Organization
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Photos of nonprofits - elder Black man with dog; young Latino child with broccoli, elder white woman getting groceries from a young white woman; three girls - two white one girl of color holding a sign that reads "BECOMING AN OUR PROMISE CERTIFIED NONPROFIT"; young Asian woman with a large black cat

Tune in live via Facebook on Tuesday, Nov. 2 for an informative session on how nonprofit organizations can become ‘certified’ through the Our Promise program and have preferred access to state employees seeking causes to support through their donations.


  • About the cost to join (it’s free!)
  • Exclusive opportunities as a certified nonprofit organization

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. 


Celebrate Parks & Recreation and More in July
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Collage: Yosemite (Parks & Recreation Month); photo of people of color (Minority Mental Health Month); Photo of President Bush with other elder white people signing the ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act ADA Day); Yellow ribbon (Sarcoma Awareness Month)

July is the month of summer fun — camping, enjoying picnics, and fireworks. Did you know it’s also when we celebrate the signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act? It’s also a time to learn about issues that are often overlooked but affect many Californians — minority mental health and sarcoma cancers.

Learn about observances in July and certified 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.