The Our Promise campaign is celebrating 60 years of charitable giving with an Aug. 30 event at the Capitol.

This year marks the “Our Promise: California State Employees Giving at Work” Charitable Campaign’s 60th anniversary. There is an Our Promise Statewide Kick-Off Event at the State Capitol on Wednesday, Aug. 30, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., on the North Steps.

There will be music, presentations from elected officials, opportunities to win prizes, and representatives from more than 100 non-profit organizations attending.  The Our Promise organization invites state employees to visit, participate, interact and collect information from these non-profit organizations at the festivities.

The Our Promise charitable giving campaign helps thousands of non-profit organizations raise funds for causes and communities that your fellow co-workers care about. The campaign provides an easy method for state employees to contribute through a one-time or regular minimal monthly payroll deduction to non-profit charities of their choice.

Following the statewide kick-off event, departments will begin activities for this year’s campaign within CDCR.

CDCR’s Our Promise department-wide charitable campaign runs Sept. 12 through Oct. 12. Our department’s campaign goals are to increase CDCR’s total donations to over $630,000 and to increase our overall employee participation in providing donations. Last year, CDCR employees raised just under $570,000 during the campaign.

The CDCR Office of Legal Affairs is chairing CDCR’s campaign this year. The Campaign Chair is Corinne Isberner (Corinne.Isberner@cdcr.ca.gov). The Vice Chair is Jasmin Williams (Jasmin.Williams@cdcr.ca.gov).  Expect more to come in the weeks ahead about our department events and activities.

For more information about the Our Promise Kick Off event at the State Capitol, or about the Our Promise campaign generally, visit their new website at https://www.ourpromiseca.org/event/our-promise-kick-state-capitol.