Charitable Giving Campaign extended; don’t forget to make your pledge this week
City of Minneapolis employees still have time to make a pledge as part of the Charitable Giving Campaign. It has just been announced that the campaign has been extended through this Friday, Nov. 1 to give everyone a little more time to get their pledges in. This campaign is an extremely important initiative and the contributions make a big difference in our communities.
This year’s goal is to increase participation. If each of the City’s employees gave just $2 per paycheck, the total amount raised would be more than $200,000. It doesn’t matter how much you give. Every pledge counts!
Here are some examples of what a difference $5 per pay period can make:
• provides for one night of lodging and programming for one family to stay at the Ronald McDonald House while their child is being treated at a nearby hospital. (Community Health Charities Minnesota, Ronald McDonald House Charities)
• provides free HIV screening to 12 people at a community event or health fair through Family Tree Clinic. (Community Shares of Minnesota)
• provides 10 hours of health screenings for uninsured people. (Greater Twin Cities United Way)
• will fund one public lecture in 2014. (Hennepin History Museum)
• buys an adaptive canoe seat to provide access to the outdoors for individuals with mobility impairments. (Minnesota Environmental Fund)
• can provide over 1,000 pounds of fresh fruits and vegetables to a food bank. (Open Your Heart to the Hungry and Homeless)
• teaches high school students to be peer mediators by providing training funds. (PeaceMaker Minnesota)
• builds creativeness and confidence in 5 inner-city homeless youth by engaging them in a sculpture workshop. (United Arts Fund, Kulture Klub Collaborative)
• will help pay fees for one college student for one academic year. (UNCF: United Negro College Fund)
Here’s a full list of groups that are part of the campaign. Or, you can give to any 501(c)3, even those that are not listed.
Published Oct. 30, 2013