The State Worker

Chronicling civil-service life for California state workers

August 24, 2011
State workers' event at Capitol aims to raise money for charity

The California State Employees Charitable Campaign Kick Off starts this morning at 11 and will run through 1 p.m on the west side of the State Capitol.

The event includes more than 100 local nonprofits sharing their goals and offering state employees opportunities to volunteer or donate money. Look for entertainment by the Nitty Gritty CalPERS Band.

The California State Employees Charitable Campaign launched in 1957 as a fundraising drive focal point for state workers. The statewide effort now includes 31 regional campaigns throughout California. Last year 44,872 donors supported thousands of nonprofits with pledges totaling $7.25 million, the campaign says.

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