California State Government’s Our Promise campaign, an opportunity for all state employees to practice charitable giving at work, is coming off a successful 2015 campaign that saw 37,000 employees contribute more than $6.2 million in assistance.
Each year Our Promise takes time to recognize state agencies for exceptional achievement in managing segments of the larger state campaign. For 2015 CDFA, Caltrans and CalVet were honored with the Collaborative Excellence Award for a joint kickoff event, “Food and Charity,” held last September.
The event was in the O St. parking lot shared by CDFA and CalVet and featured local area food trucks as well as more than 30 non-profit organizations providing information about their services to the community.
Our Promise was established in 1957 to provide a single charitable fundraising drive in the state community. This year the campaign celebrates its 59th year providing California state employees with the opportunity to use payroll deduction to support nonprofits of their choice.