The State Worker

Chronicling civil-service life for California state workers

August 22, 2012
Annual California state workers' campaign supports nonprofits

The California State Employees Charitable Campaign Kick Off startes 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.

The California State Employees Charitable Campaign launched in 1957 as a fundraising drive focal point for state workers. The organization has reached out to more than 297,000 state employees and, according to a press release issued for today's event, "thousands of nonprofits are now receiving a total of $6.9 million" as a result of its efforts.

The capital-region chapter covers Amador, El Dorado, Placer, Sacramento and Yolo counties and more than 80,000 State employees. State workers locally have raised and donoted more than $3.7 million for nonprofits.

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