Nov. 30 special event kicks off upcoming 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.

All employees are invited to join Mayor R.T. Rybak as the City kicks off this year’s Charitable Giving Campaign. The event features complimentary refreshments and the chance to meet representatives from the campaign’s participating charities.

Charitable Giving Campaign Kickoff
Friday, Nov. 30
11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
City Hall Rotunda, 350 S. 5th St.

During the two-week campaign — set for Nov. 30 through 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, help victims of violence, support pet shelters and bolster the arts.

If you are interested in donating to an organization that supports multiple causes, the Nov. 30 event offers an opportunity to speak with representatives from these nine umbrella organizations:

·         Community Health Charities Minnesota

·         Community Shares of Minnesota

·         Greater Twin Cities United Way

·         Hennepin History Museum

·         Minnesota Environmental Fund

·         Open Your Heart to the Hungry and Homeless

·         United Arts Fund

·         United Negro College Fund

·         Peace Maker Foundation.

If you have a particular charity you’d like to support, your department liaison can help you direct your donation to that organization.

When making a contribution, you have the option of writing a check for a one-time donation or signing up for a payroll deduction which enables you to spread out your donation over the course of 2013.

If everyone gives a little, it can add up to a lot and make a difference in our communities. If each of the City’s 3,932 employees gave only $2 per paycheck, the total amount raised would total $204,464.

 

Published Nov. 21, 2012