Preparations underway for annual charitable giving campaign

Each autumn, the City organizes a campaign to make it easy for employees to give something back to the community by making a donation to a charitable cause they support. This year, the campaign will be led by co-chairs Bridgette Bornstein, Communications, and Charles Brynteson, Fire.

During the two-week campaign — set for Nov. 30 – Dec. 14 — employees can make a one-time donation or sign up for a payroll deduction to give to one or more charitable organizations. Last year, the campaign raised $118,844 for organizations working to reduce homelessness, improve the environment, feed the hungry, find disease cures and help victims of violence.

The campaign co-chairs set goals for the campaign, organize promotional activities and recruit department liaisons. Department liaisons inform their colleagues about the campaign and help coworkers make pledges. The campaign is currently seeking volunteers to serve as department liaisons. Department liaisons will be asked to attend an hour long training session on Nov. 19, 20 or 27.

 

Published Oct 10, 2012