State employee charitable giving runs Sept. 15-Oct. 15

Photos by Jeff Baur, CDCR Television Specialist

Caring for California. What does this mean to you? What do you want to see in your community?

We all have a vision for our neighborhoods, our city and our state. Our Promise: California State Employees Giving at Work is an opportunity for state workers to support causes and nonprofits that will help your vision become a reality.

Our Promise begins today. It’s your chance to give back through payroll deduction.

For more than 55 years, California state employees have chosen to support the campaign and impact the lives of thousands in our state. Whether it’s to an organization providing services to seniors, reading tutors for schools, or a safe place for abandoned pets, Our Promise allows state employees to make a difference.

Thanks to the generosity of California state employees, thousands of nonprofits are currently being supported by more than $6.4 million pledged this past year.

Our Promise is aiming to make this year the most charitable yet.

Today, and over the next few weeks, we ask state workers to become part of the solution by giving to a cause or issue they feel most passionate about. By filling out the pledge form, they can get started on fulfilling Our Promise.

Each state employee will be given a payroll deduction pledge form and access to the Donor Resource Guide listing thousands of participating charitable organizations

Employees may also donate to any 501(c)(3) nonprofit not listed in the donor resource guide by utilizing the “Write-In Organization” section of the pledge form.  Payroll deduction donations start for as little as $5 per month.

(Editor’s note: Some websites may not be accessible from a CDCR computer.)

New this year is Online Giving where you can choose to donate online instead of using the paper pledge form.  Check out the online donation tool at:

This year, the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation’s campaign is chaired by Human Resources.  If you are a CDCR employee and have any questions, contact Rosanna Rodriguez, Department Chair, at or Stephanie Kessler, Department Co-Chair, at

For more information visit:

Intranet Site:  https://intranet/ADM/DSS/hr/oew/CSECC/Pages/CSECC.aspx

Internet Site:


Our Promise: California State Employees Giving at Work (formerly known as the California State Employee Charitable Campaign) was established in 1957 to provide a single charitable fund raising drive in the State Employee Community. The Our Promise campaign is rooted in the Legislature and California Statute and is administered by the Victim’s Compensation and Government Claims Board.