“The smallest act of kindness is worth more than the grandest intention.” – Oscar Wilde
We are now in the final stretch of the 2016 State Combined Campaign. We have one month left and time is the essence. Before you know it, we will all be taking time to enjoy the holidays!
Currently, the SCC is at 71.08% with $550,877 contributed to date. We are less than $225,000 from our goal. Participation is just over 18% with 6,106 state employees donating thus far. If every remaining State Employee yet to contribute, gives only $1 per month or a gift of just $12, we would raise more than $880K for Alabama charities.
Please do everything you can to encourage all who have not participate to consider giving.
If we can do anything to help you, please let us know. We are happy to help.
Need to schedule a pick-up? We will be happy to come and pick your pledges up.
Congratulations to the following Departments/Agencies and Coordinators for achieving goal in Week 13:
|Week 13||Coordinator(s):||% of Goal|
|Dept. of Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention||Cassandra Sharp & Dawn Miller||166.67%|
|Supreme Court||Teresa Allen & Morgan Lott||150.40%|
|State Bar Association||Diane Locke & Ann Rittenour||140.49%|
|Labor||Michael Barnett & Kay Dement||102.32%|
Please let us know how/if we can help. Thank you for all you do!
Becky W. Booker
“There’s nothing more rewarding that giving back and making a difference in the lives of people in this great community.” Frank Guzzetta
Today, SCC Chair and Revenue Commissioner Julie Magee sent out a global appeal to State Employees asking for support of this year’s Campaign. The hope is that all State Employees have been reached and given the opporunity to support his/her favorite charity. The Comissioner’s plea was inspiring and has already proved successful. Many thanks to the Commissioner for her support of Alabama’s charities.
At the end of week 11, more than $468,244 has been contributed resulting in 60.42% of goal. This has been achieved with only 15.53% participation – 5,211 out of 33,553 have chosen to give this far. Imagine what an impact could be made if the 28,342 remaining participated. If each gave only $2 per month ($24 annually), an additional $680,208 would be added to the total. That would put the Campaign over a million dollars. Think how much good could be done by so many giving such a small amount. Please, do all you can to encourage participation, stressing that any amount makes a difference. See attached reports for your organization’s progress. Comparison Report Week 11 Report Chart
I will be reaching out to all departments/agencies who have yet reported. Feel free to email or call me with an update. Remember, I am happy to come and pick up your pledges. Just let me know.
Congratulations to the following Departments/Agencies and Coordinators for achieving goal in Week 11:
Department/Agency Coordinator(s): % of Goal
Supreme Court Law Library Suze Long 526.92%
Liquefied Petroleum Gas Board Rose Johnson & Vicki Hubbard 212.12%
The Campaign is quickly coming to an end and we need plan for the upcoming holidays. Please do what you can and if I can help, just let me know.
Thank you for your support and have a wonderful week.
“KINDNESS is one of the greatest gifts you can bestow upon another. If someone is in need, lend them a helping hand. Do not wait for a thank you. True kindness lies within the act of giving without the expectation of something in return.” Zero Dean
At the end of week 4, State Employees continue to show kindness through their generous support of the State Combined Campaign. We had another banner week with the 2016 SCC total at $175,576 – almost 25% of our goal!!!
Participation is less than 5 percent. We must convey this message to those yet to make his/her gift – The State Combined Campaign allows a unique opportunity. It is a workplace campaign that allows everyone to give something. Together, the power of our gift is multiplied. Our KINDNESS is multiplied. No matter the amount of the donation, it can make a large difference to the lives of those who receive the benefits. And who knows, perhaps it will also change your life as well. For example: $4 will provide a needy child with a week’s supply of milk; $10 will provide an afternoon of snacks for 10 children with Autism; $12 provides 84 meals through a Food Bank; $24 allows the American Red Cross to cover the cost of one clean up kit for a family; $36 allows the Salvation Army provides a warm, safe place for a family for one night; $60 provides four girls with a Girl Scout membership for a year; $120 provides 1,000 disposable diapers or hygiene items to a young mother in a refugee camp or a caregiver at an orphanage; $300 provides transportation for one Cancer patient for 30 treatments. Think of how these gift changes lives!
You demonstrate your kindness every day as a volunteer, working to help hundreds of charities across Alabama. The funds you raise help the neediest in our communities and provides unique services that we all may need at some time. Your efforts are appreciated and your KINDNESS is multiplied. Thank you.
See the attached reports to track the progress of your Department/Agency. Your organization yet to report? I challenge you to report in Week 5. Make a difference. Be someone’s hero. Make your STATEment.
Congratulations to the Agencies and Coordinators who made goal in Week 4:
Credit Union Administration – Jan Reeves 447.50%
PEEHIP – Cindy Price & Lana Burt 110.91%
Thank you and if we can be of assistance in any way, please do not hesitate to let us know.
Becky & Sharilyn