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

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

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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. 

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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

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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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Celebrate Parks & Recreation and More in July
Learn About and Support Certified Nonprofits

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. 

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Celebrating LGBTQ+ Pride Month, Juneteenth and More
Learn About and Support Nonprofits through Our Promise

Collage of photos - Black parents with a baby "Juneteenth", purple ribbon for Alzheimer's Awareness, sailor hugging child "PTSD Awareness"; woman silhouette with a mountain in background "Cancer Survivors' Day", rainbow flag with modern LGBTQ+ flag in a heart

As the season shifts to summer, we find not only the colors of nature in bloom but also the rainbow colors of the LGBTQ+ Pride flag. Learn more about the nonprofits that provide resources for the various causes highlighted in June. State workers have an opportunity to celebrate and support causes by making a monthly payroll donation through Our Promise. 

Please remember that Our Promise donors are able to make a donation to ANY nonprofit with a 501(c)(3) status. To learn how to create your Our Promise account, please contact ourpromiseca@uwccr.org.

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Virtual Celebration for the 2020 Campaign
The Our Promise Campaign Raised Over $5 Million

Virtual Celebration for the 2020 Campaign

For the first time in Our Promise history, we collaboratively developed an online platform to reach a wider audience of state employees. As such, we used an online venue to commemorate the 2020 campaign and express our gratitude for all of the state employees who contributed to Our Promise: California State Employees Giving at Work.

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Four Reasons to Set Up an Our Promise Account
California State Employees Giving at Work is online

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Charitable giving is easier than ever! Our Promise has partnered with Cal Employee Connect to offer online giving for the first time in its 60-year history.

State employees will be able to create their accounts through Cal Employee Connect until November 13, 2020. Anytime after November 13th, accounts may be created through the Our Promise CA website.