New Hampshire State Employees' Charitable Campaign Kicks Off
The annual State Employees’ Charitable Campaign kicked off on Monday, April 15, 2013. Throughout the state employees will have an opportunity to participate in this philanthropic campaign and give back to those in their community with the greatest need.
George Copadis, Commissioner of Employment Security, will once again chair this campaign. George has successfully led this charge for many years. Last year state employees raised $369,796 for non-profit programs throughout the state.
"One of the reasons we are in public service is to provide service to the people in the state of New Hampshire," said Copadis. "One way we can help is to make a contribution to the annual campaign. It assists those individuals who have run into some tough times. It’s a great way for us to help out."
During the Executive Council Meeting on April 3rd Governor Maggie Hassan proclaimed April 15th as the kick-off date for the State Employees’ Charitable Campaign. She also participated in this year’s campaign video which will be viewed by State Employees across New Hampshire.
"State Employees are a great bunch of people, and they work under difficult circumstances but they never lose focus of the fact that they are here to serve," said Governor Maggie Hassan in the annual campaign video. "They understand when we all come together and pitch in to make sure the weakest among us is helped, we all get stronger."
The campaign is a lot of fun and every employee that makes a donation, no matter what size, is entered into a drawing for some terrific prizes. Employees who donate 1% or more of their salary become members of the Golden Dome level of giving and are eligible for an additional number of prizes.
Chris Clement, Commissioner of the Department of Transportation, is planning to make it fun this year by challenging his counterparts to raise even more this year through the campaign.
"If I can help my organization get excited about giving back, everybody wins!" said Clement.
Granite United Way administers the New Hampshire State Employees’ Charitable Campaign.
"Programs throughout this state benefit greatly from the support they receive each year from the State Employees’ Charitable Campaign," said Patrick Tufts, President and CEO of Granite United Way, which administers the campaign. "With close to 2,000 employees making donations last year there were thousands of people impacted by their generosity."