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A WORD FROM THE 2013 CAMPAIGN CHAIR

It is my honor to serve as the campaign chair for the 2013 State Employees’ Charitable Giving Campaign (SEC). Giving is a personal choice. If you choose to support the United Way through the SEC, I don’t think you will regret it. It is a decision you can feel good about because it has the potential to change someone’s life.

The United Way strategically focuses on education, income and health -- key building blocks for a good life. State workers have always been generous because we understand the role charities play in improving the lives of our fellow citizens…and when lives change, everyone in the community benefits. The money raised through the SEC can make a difference to someone who is struggling financially or to a child with a disability. Your monetary gift will touch the lives of many individuals and families. Your support can move someone from barely surviving to succeeding.

Life is about choices; but poverty or illness is not something anyone chooses. However, today you can choose to support the United Way through the SEC campaign. I assure you, your pledge to the “Changing Lives, Changing Idaho” campaign, which runs from September 1 through October 31, 2013, will make a difference.

The state sponsors a giving campaign each year because so many people are in need...and everyone has a stake in making Idaho a better place to live. It is such a privilege to work alongside the thousands of dedicated, hard-working men and women employed by the State of Idaho. I can only hope none of us ever needs the assistance of United Way charities; but if we do, it’s nice to know Idaho citizens have always cared enough to help others. Please choose to support the SEC by completing your pledge card today.

Thank you for your generosity and for caring about your fellow Idahoans!

Don Drum
Executive Director
PERSI

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GOVERNOR´S MESSAGE
Idaho Governor C.L. 'Butch' Otter

As Idahoans, we have the great fortune of living in a beautiful state filled with vibrant communities. As public servants, we spend our days serving our fellow citizens to the best of our abilities. I am particularly proud that our State employees share in common the commitment to making an impact by giving to the annual charitable giving campaign.

I have seen firsthand how our efforts help change the lives of our fellow Idahoans. From the smiles of children prepared to enter pre-K programs, to women who now are safe and independent but once lived in shelters to escape domestic violence, we see how charitable giving can make a difference in the life of a an individual, or a family.

As the 2013 campaign kicks off, I personally invite you to join me in supporting the United Way and the many worthy organizations in need of our help. Fill out your pledge card today, and join me in helping those in need.

Investing in meaningful organizations plants the seed from which our society will grow stronger, and your generosity benefits us all. Thank you for caring about the future of our great State of Idaho.

ABOUT OUR STATE CAMPAIGN

Why should I participate in the Idaho State Employees Charitable Giving Campaign (SEC)?

  • You can choose to change someone´s life for the better.
  • You choose the amount and decide which organization(s) to support.
  • You choose how to give. Unlike a lump sum payment, the payroll deduction option spreads contributions over time, which is generally easier on most budgets.
  • You can choose to change someone’s life for the better.

Why shouldn’t I give directly to my charity and reduce administrative costs?

  • Simply put, efficiency. Payroll deduction pledges allow charities to forecast income for the entire year. United Way makes pledge information available to agencies at the conclusion of the state’s annual campaign. Bundling multiple contributions into a single payment to the various charities reduces the amount of time and money the charities would otherwise spend processing individual donations.