LANSING, MI – Each year, the State of Michigan works to make charitable giving in our communities easy. As part of this annual campaign, Governor Rick Snyder is calling upon the approximately 49,000 State of Michigan employees to join in supporting this year’s State Employees Charitable Campaign which began this week and runs through October 16, although employees can give throughout the entire year.
“Your donation goes directly towards helping people here in Michigan,” said Governor Rick Snyder “Since beginning in 1987, state employees have raised almost $48 million, contributing to our great tradition of giving.”
The SECC was created to combine all charitable appeals and giving drives into one annual event during a five week period. Through this campaign, state employees can contribute to more than 1,200 local, statewide, and national charities which support the communities in which we live, work, volunteer and raise our families.
“Now more than ever, with Governor Snyder’s River of Opportunity in mind, this campaign resonates with each of us,” said this year’s SECC Chair, Michigan Department of Health and Human Services Director Nick Lyon. “As you consider giving back to our communities, I ask that you continue to help us make the SECC an invaluable source of support for Michigan families.”
While Michigan is coming back, charitable organizations still work every day to provide services to people and families in need across the state. In addition to the work they do serving residents each day, through the SECC State employees have consistently donated money, time and effort, volunteering and advocating for the less fortunate.
The organizations enrolled in the SECC provide essential services such as food, clothing, shelter and even educational opportunities are available for individuals and families who need help. Several national and international charitable organizations also participate in the campaign.
For more information about the SECC including a full listing of participating organizations, visit www.misecc.org.