The 2008 Connecticut State Employee Charitable Campaign is underway.
“With the economy the way it is today, and the way it’s expected to perform for at least another year, we really have to step up and do what we can to help this year,” says Stefanie Landsman, an alumni relations coordinator in the Division of Student Affairs who is this year’s coordinator for the Storrs campus.
“There are literally 1,000 ways to help, and a donation of just $1 a paycheck can do so much.”
Last year, faculty and staff in Storrs contributed more than $160,000 to the CSECC, a record for Storrs. Employees at the Health Center last year contributed more than $170,000.
“It’s important that we give back to the community services in our towns and cities that support us, our jobs, and our mission as Connecticut’s flagship public university,” says President Michael Hogan.
“At a time like this, when our communities are at risk and our service agencies are stretched to their limits, we all need to step up to help our neighbors who face very challenging circumstances. This act of giving brings us together in common purpose, for a public good. Even a small contribution makes a difference, and shows that you care.”
Employees should receive their information packets this week, says Landsman. The campaign runs until Dec. 5.
Information about the campiagn, including a downloadable pledge form, can be found online at: http://www.csec.uconn.edu/