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State Employee Charitable Campaign

Posted Oct. 12, 2017

Faculty and Staff:

It’s that time of year when we’re asked to help those in need through the State Employee Charitable Campaign. The University of Houston has set of goal of 100 percent participation.

We know there are several campaigns and donation drives taking place simultaneously in light of Hurricane Harvey, and we truly appreciate everyone who has played a part in such efforts.

If you are willing to participate in the State Campaign on behalf of the College of Education, thank you. Please know, it’s not the amount you give, it’s the desire to show full support from the College.

To donate, please pick up a form from the departmental common mail areas or from Paula Leveston in Farish Hall Suite 160. Donations can be made through payroll deduction or check (sorry, no cash accepted, despite what the form says). Forms and checks should be delivered to Paula.

The deadline to give is Oct. 31, 2017 (however, you can give until Nov. 7 if the check and form are dated Oct. 31).

You can select a charity from the state’s list of Hurricane Harvey Charities or the complete SECC directory (hold down “Ctrl” and “F” to enter the name of a charity you’d like to find).

Giving is entirely voluntary. Your consideration is appreciated.

Should you have any questions or concerns, please contact:

Dr. Teresa “Sesa” Edgar
taedgar@uh.edu

Paula Leveston
pcanada@uh.edu

Please visit the University of Houston State Employee Charitable Campaign (SECC) webpages for more information.

FREQUENTLY ASK QUESTIONS

What is the SECC Campaign?

Thanks to legislation that created the State Employee Charitable Campaign in 1993, employees of state agencies, junior and community colleges, and universities throughout Texas enjoy the benefit of giving to many of their favorite charities through an annual workplace giving campaign which features the convenience of payroll deduction.

Who governs and runs the SECC?

Committees of state employees govern the SECC at two levels — statewide and locally.

What will my gift provide?

$2 per month for one year:

  • provides a child with complete, basic childhood immunization against six diseases, supporting a healthy start.
  • provides vital cancer survivorship information and support to 80 cancer survivors.
  • provides seeds for one community or school garden, allowing families to grow
  • nutritious, affordable food for themselves.
  • provides prescription glasses for five people in a Third World country.
  • covers the cost of planting 100 tree saplings.
  • provides meals for a homebound senior citizen for two weeks.

$10 per month for one year:

  • underwrites free museum admission for 30 students.
  • pays for a veteran’s occupational certification to find employment.
  • will help a family in crisis with their monthly utility or grocery bills.
  • provides lifesaving medicines to 7,200+ children and families around the world.
  • sponsors two local health advocates to attend a National Pesticide Forum and learn the skills needed to make positive changes in the community.
  • screens one uninsured woman for breast cancer.

$20 per month for one year:

  • provides a full year of groceries for a homebound AIDS patient.
  • provides food for one guide dog in advanced training.
  • buys six cases of non-latex gloves to keep volunteers safe during beach cleanups.
  • supports training in an environmental career for a person with a disability.
  • provides scholarship assistance for inner-city children to attend a nature camp.

Source: SECC Directory of Charities 2017