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State Employees’ Campaign at UConn Ends Dec. 24

The 2014 State Employees’ Charitable Campaign at UConn is coming to an end, with contributions due by Dec. 24.  Take advantage of this opportunity to make a tax-deductible contribution to your favorite charity through this campaign. You can give a one-time donation in the form of cash or check, or make a pledge through payroll deduction.

The top 20 charities UConn employees donated to last year were:

Doctors Without Borders USA (8213)
FoodShare (5040)
Windham Area Interfaith Ministry (5111)
United Way of Central and Northeastern CT (5000)
Connecticut Food Bank (8483)
Hole in the Wall Gang Fund (8447)
My Sisters’ Place (5072)
Windham Region United Way (5206)
Planned Parenthood of Southern New England (3079)
AmeriCares (8207)
St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital (3066)
Puppies Behind Bars (7848)
Habitat for Humanity International (7937)
ASPCA: American Association for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (7957)
Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation (8161)
United States Fund for UNICEF (8230)
American Cancer Society, New England Division (3002)
American Heart Association (3004)
Nature Conservancy (8640)
American Red Cross, Southeastern CT Chapter (4650)

You can find these and other charities listed in the CSEC directory online.

Please send your gift or completed pledge form to Paula Enderle, UConn-Storrs Coordinator of the 2014 Connecticut State Employees’ Campaign, at U-5075, or by fax to 860-486-0379. You can also scan it and send via email to csec@uconn.edu.

Together, we can make a difference. Please give generously.

The winner of the drawing announced on Dec. 3 is Tammy Foular, One Month Area 1 Parking Pass.

 

Help Boost the Total for the Charitable Campaign

In the spirit of giving this holiday season, you can help those who are less fortunate by donating to any of a wide range of charities through the State Employees Charitable Campaign (CSEC).

Contributions are due by Dec. 24. As of last week, 150 UConn employees at the Storrs campus have made a donation, for a total of $69,569, part of a statewide total of 1,600 state employees who have donated $550,000 to the campaign.

The minimum pledge is $1 per pay period, the sky’s the limit. Please give generously. Together, we can make a difference.

Through CSEC, you can give locally or globally. The top 20 charities UConn employees donated to in 2013 included Doctors Without Borders (8213), FoodShare (5040), Windham Area Interfaith Ministry (5111), United Way of Central and Northeastern Connecticut (5000), Connecticut Food Bank (8483), AmeriCares (8207), Habitat for Humanity (7937), the American Cancer Society (3002), the American Heart Association (3004), and the American Red Cross (4650).

You can find these and other charities listed in the CSEC directory online. To find a specific charity of your choice in the online directory, open the pdf, hit the ctrl key and ‘F’ on your keyboard, type the charity you are searching for in the search box, click the down arrow, and select “Find or Open.”

Please send your completed pledge form to Paula Enderle, UConn-Storrs Coordinator of the 2014 Connecticut State Employees’ Campaign, at U-5075, or by fax to 860-486-0379. You can also scan it and send via email to csec@uconn.edu.

All faculty and staff who submit a signed pledge form will be entered into a drawing. In this week’s drawing, the last of this year’s campaign:

  • Three gift cards to the UConn Co-op for $9.99 each.

The drawing will be closed on Dec. 17, and the winner will be notified directly.

The winners of the drawing announced on Nov. 19 were:

  • David Weakliem, autographed men’s basketball
  • Dana Husereau, men’s basketball T-shirt
  • Michael Braunstein, men’s basketball T-shirt
  • Jodi Kaplan, dual championship basketball T-shirt
  • Kathleen Avery, women’s national champions T-shirt

Help the Young and Vulnerable by Giving to CSEC

Children and youth are among the most vulnerable in our society. The Connecticut State Employees Campaign includes many charities that provide services to help and support them.

These include various adoption charities, such as Catholic Charities (6504), Adoptable Children (8170), Adoption Center of Washington (7833), Adoptions by Cradle of Hope (7965), Buckner Children & Family Services (7880), Pearl S. Buck International (7892); Big Brothers Big Sisters in various parts of the state, including Nutmeg Big Brothers Big Sister in Hartford (5006); the Charitable Children’s Fund of America (7883); Child Slavery, Trafficking and Forced Labor Rescue (7758); Connecticut Youth Leadership Project (8922) for youth with disabilities; Kids-In-Crisis (4707) emergency shelter; Save the Children (8227); UNICEF (8230); the YMCA in various parts of the state, including Greater Hartford (5113); and more.

You can find these and a wide range of other charities listed in the CSEC directory online. To find a specific charity of your choice in the online directory, open the pdf, hit the ctrl key and ‘F’ on your keyboard, type the charity you are searching for in the search box, click the down arrow next to your search, and select “Find or Open.”

Please send your completed pledge form to Paula Enderle, UConn-Storrs Coordinator of the 2014 Connecticut State Employees’ Campaign, at U-5075, or by fax to 860-486-0379. You can also scan it and send via email to csec@uconn.edu.

Together, we can make a difference. Please give generously.

All faculty and staff who submit a signed pledge form will be entered into a drawing. In this week’s drawing:

  • One-month Area 1 parking pass.

The drawing will be closed on Dec. 10, and the winner will be notified directly.

The winners of the drawing announced on Nov. 12 were:

  • Betsy Pittman, UConn Blooms Thanksgiving centerpiece;
  • Katherine Johansen, Chuck & Augie’s certificate.

 

Your Gift to CSEC Can Help the Hungry and Homeless

Help the Hungry and Homeless Through CSEC

As we prepare for Thanksgiving, please remember those both near and far who are hungry and homeless. You can donate to these causes through the Connecticut State Employees Campaign.

The top 20 charities to which UConn employees contributed last year included FoodShare (5040) and the Connecticut Food Bank (8483). And the Campaign includes many other charities that address hunger and homelessness:

Homelessness: Connecticut Coalition to End Homelessness (5780); Habitat for Humanity International (7937); Giving Children Hope (7803); Mercy Housing and Shelter Corp. (7775); New Reach (5762); South Park Inn (5094); St. Vincent DePaul Mission (4356).

Hunger: Action Against Hunger USA (8135); Bread for Life (6524); Children’s Hunger Fund (7762); Children’s Hunger Relief Fund (8832); Covenant Soup Kitchen (7623); Feed a Child (7601); Feeding America’s Children (8180); Freedom From Hunger (8214); Help the Children (7933); Shoreline Soup Kitchens (4988); WhyHunger (8188).

You can find these and other charities listed in the CSEC directory online. To find a specific charity of your choice in the online directory, open the pdf, hit the ctrl key and ‘F’ on your keyboard, type the charity you are searching for in the search box, click the down arrow next to your search, and select “Find or Open.”

Please send your completed pledge form to Paula Enderle, UConn-Storrs Coordinator of the 2014 Connecticut State Employees’ Campaign, at U-5075, or by fax to 860-486-0379. You can also scan it and send via email to csec@uconn.edu.

Together, we can make a difference. Please give generously.

All faculty and staff who submit a signed pledge form will be entered into a drawing. In this week’s drawing:

  • Autographed basketball signed by members of the 2014 Men’s National Championship basketball team;
  • Basketball T-shirts , including three women’s basketball shirts and one men’s/women’s national champions shirt.

The drawing will be closed on Dec. 3, and winners will be notified directly.

The winners of the drawing announced on Nov. 5 were:

  • James Murphy, gift basket from the College of Agriculture, Health, and Natural Resources;
  • Mary Ann Doyle, round trip shuttle to Bradley Airport.

During the month of November, BJ’s Wholesale Club is offering a promotion to state employees that will benefit the State Employees Charitable Campaign: Anyone signing up through this program receives three extra months’ membership at a discount – a total of 15 months’ membership for $40. That is $10 off the regular membership fee, and the CSEC campaign receives $5 for each person signing up under this program. Those who will be renewing their BJ’s membership between now and February 2015 should renew during November to be eligible for this promotion. To sign up, go to the statewide CSEC website and fill out the BJ’s application under Quick Links.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Donate to Health-related Causes Through CSEC

The Connecticut State Employees Campaign includes many charities that provide health care services, support health promotion, or conduct research to help prevent and treat specific diseases.

The top 20 charities to which UConn employees contributed last year included the following health-related causes: American Cancer Society (3002), AmeriCares (8207), American Heart Association (3004), American Red Cross (4650), St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital (3066), and Planned Parenthood of Southern New England (3079). And there are nearly 200 health-related causes on the list of CSEC charities, including Hospice Foundation of America, Doctors Without Borders, Shriners Hospitals for Children, Visiting Nurse & Health Services of Connecticut, and charities specific to Alzheimer’s, Arthritis, Autism, Cancer, Diabetes, Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson’s, Sickle Cell Disease, and more.

You can find these and other charities listed in the CSEC directory online. To find a specific charity of your choice in the online directory, open the pdf, hit the ctrl key and ‘F’ on your keyboard, type the charity you are searching for in the search box, click the down arrow next to your search, and select “Find or Open.”

Please send your completed pledge form to Paula Enderle, UConn-Storrs Coordinator of the 2014 Connecticut State Employees’ Campaign, at U-5075, or by fax to 860-486-0379. You can also scan it and send via email to csec@uconn.edu.

Together, we can make a difference. Please give generously.

All faculty and staff who submit a signed pledge form will be entered into a drawing. In this week’s drawing:

  • A cornucopia centerpiece for Thanksgiving from UConn Blooms;
  • $25 gift certificate to Chuck & Augie’s restaurant.

The drawing will be closed on Nov. 19, and winners will be notified directly.

The winners of the drawing announced on Oct. 22 were:

  • Akiko Nishiyama and Cathleen Paquette, Co-op cards;
  • Margaret Tartsinis, Red Rock gift card.

During the month of November, BJ’s Wholesale Club is offering a promotion to state employees that will benefit the State Employees Charitable Campaign: Anyone signing up through this program receives three extra months’ membership at a discount – a total of 15 months’ membership for $40. That is $10 off the regular membership fee, and the CSEC campaign receives $5 for each person signing up under this program. Those who will be renewing their BJ’s membership between now and February 2015 should renew during November to be eligible for this promotion. To sign up, go to the statewide CSEC website and fill out the BJ’s application under Quick Links.

Support Those Who Served Our Country Through CSEC

With Veterans Day just days away, you can support those who’ve served our country by giving to charities that work with veterans, through the Connecticut State Employees’ Charitable Campaign (CSEC):

America’s Freedom Foundation (7612), America’s Vet Dogs – The Veterans’ K-9 Corps (7862), Armed Services Mutual Benefit Association STAR Foundation (7794), Disabled American Veterans Charitable Service Trust (8137), Dogs for Deaf and Disabled Americans (8169), FISH: Friends in Service to Humanity (6709), Homes for Our Troops (7881), Marine Corps League Foundation (7838), Operation First Response (8115), Puppies Behind Bars (7848), Sentinels of Freedom Scholarship Foundation (7645), St. Luke’s Community Services (4991), Travis Manion Foundation (7648), Veteran Tickets Foundation (7617), Veterans of Foreign Wars Foundation (7899), World War II Heroes Foundation – Normandy Allies (7786).

You can find these and other charities listed in the CSEC directory online. To find a specific charity of your choice in the online directory, open the pdf, hit the ctrl key and ‘F’ on your keyboard, type the charity you are searching for in the search box, click the down arrow next to your search, and select “Find or Open.”

Please send your completed pledge form to Paula Enderle, UConn-Storrs Coordinator of the 2014 Connecticut State Employees’ Campaign, at U-5075, or by fax to 860-486-0379. You can also scan it and send via email to csec@uconn.edu.

Together, we can make a difference. Please give generously.

All faculty and staff who submit a signed pledge form will be entered into a drawing. In this week’s drawing:

  • Gift basket from the College of Agriculture, Health, and Natural Resources;
  • Round trip shuttle to Bradley Airport.

The drawing will be closed on Nov. 12, and winners will be notified directly.

The winners of the drawing announced on Oct. 22 were:

  • Sandra Sherman, gym membership;
  • Martin Bloom and Donald Larson, gym T-shirts.

During the month of November, BJ’s Wholesale Club is offering a promotion to state employees that will benefit the State Employees Charitable Campaign: Anyone signing up through this program receives three extra months’ membership at a discount – a total of 15 months’ membership for $40. That is $10 off the regular membership fee, and the CSEC campaign receives $5 for each person signing up under this program. Those who will be renewing their BJ’s membership between now and February 2015 should renew during November to be eligible for this promotion. To sign up, go to the statewide CSEC website and fill out the BJ’s application under Quick Links.

Give to CSEC Charities Combating Domestic Violence

Home should be a safe place. You can help those who don’t feel safe at home by donating to one or more of the following charities that are fighting domestic violence and abuse and supporting victims and survivors, through the Connecticut State Employees’ Charitable Campaign (CSEC):

BH Care Inc. Center for Domestic Violence Services (5506), Child Guidance Center (4702), Chrysalis, Meriden-Wallingford (4817), Connecticut Legal Services (6429, 5031, 4659, 4809, 6523, 6708, 6808), Family Services of Greater Waterbury (6012, 6812), Family Violence and Sexual Assault Institute (8130), Hartford Interval House (5052), Network Against Domestic Abuse (7755), Prudence Crandall Center (4353, 5082, 6511), Safe Futures (4685), Safe Haven of Greater Waterbury (6031, 6831), Susan B. Anthony Project (6716).

You can find these and other charities listed in the CSEC directory online. To find a specific charity of your choice in the online directory, open the pdf, hit the ctrl key and ‘F’ on your keyboard, type the charity you are searching for in the search box, click the down arrow next to your search, and select “Find or Open.”

Please send your completed pledge form to Paula Enderle, UConn-Storrs Coordinator of the 2014 Connecticut State Employees’ Campaign, at U-5075, or by fax to 860-486-0379. You can also scan it and send via email to csec@uconn.edu.

Together, we can make a difference. Please give generously.

All faculty and staff who submit a signed pledge form will be entered into a drawing. In this week’s drawing:

  • A $20 certificate to Red Rock Café;
  • Two UConn Co-op gift cards for $9.99 each.

The drawing will be closed on Nov. 5, and winners will be notified directly.

The winners of items in the drawing that was announced on Oct. 15 were:

  • Sung I. Koo, framed photo of the Storrs campus;
  • Kathy Kammer, Tri-County Greenhouse certificate.

During the month of November, BJ’s Wholesale Club is offering a promotion to state employees that will benefit the State Employees Charitable Campaign: Anyone signing up through this program receives three extra months’ membership at a discount – a total of 15 months’ membership for $40. That is $10 off the regular membership fee, and the CSEC campaign receives $5 for each person signing up under this program. Those who will be renewing their BJ’s membership between now and February 2015 should renew during November to be eligible for this promotion. To sign up, go to the statewide CSEC website and fill out the BJ’s application under Quick Links.

Give to CSEC Charities Helping Fight Ebola

Nothing demonstrates more clearly how interconnected we all are than the current Ebola crisis that is devastating several countries in West Africa and has the potential to spread around the world. You can help by donating money to one or more of the following charities that are helping combat Ebola, through the Connecticut State Employees’ Charitable Campaign (CSEC):

Global Impact (8200) and its charity partners Africare (8203), AmeriCares (8207), ChildFund International (8211), Doctors Without Borders (8213), Episcopal Relief and Development (8257), International Medical Corps (8265), International Rescue Committee (8219), Lutheran World Relief (8220), UNICEF (8230).

You can find these and other charities listed in the CSEC directory online. To find a specific charity of your choice in the online directory, open the pdf, hit the ctrl key and ‘F’ on your keyboard, type the charity you are searching for in the search box, click the down arrow next to your search, and select “Find or Open.”

Please send your completed pledge form to Paula Enderle, UConn-Storrs Coordinator of the 2014 Connecticut State Employees’ Campaign, at U-5075, or by fax to 860-486-0379. You can also scan it and send via email to csec@uconn.edu.

Together, we can make a difference. Please give generously.

All faculty and staff who submit a signed pledge form will be entered into a drawing. In this week’s drawing:

  • A one-month membership to the gym;
  • Two gym T-shirts.

The drawing will be closed on Oct. 29, and winners will be notified directly.

The winners of the drawing that was announced on Oct. 8 were:

  • Lisa DeJesse, Connecticut Repertory Theatre tickets;
  • Patricia Miller, Jorgensen gift certificate.

Celebrate EcoMadness: Give to Environmental Causes

October is time for EcoMadness on campus, and donating to environmental causes through the Connecticut State Employees Campaign is a way for UConn faculty and staff to join in.

The top 20 charities to which UConn employees contributed last year included the environmental cause Nature Conservancy (8640). There are many additional environmental and conservation-related causes on the list of CSEC charities, including the Appalachian Mountain Club (8601), Clean Water Fund (8663), Connecticut Forest & Park Association (8679), The Conservation Fund (8673), EarthShare New England (8600), National Park Trust (7976), National Wildlife Federation (8639), New England Aquarium (8671), Rails-to-Trails Conservancy (8642), and the Sierra Club Foundation (8645).

You can find these and other charities listed in the CSEC directory online. To find a specific charity of your choice in the online directory, open the pdf, hit the ctrl key and ‘F’ on your keyboard, type the charity you are searching for in the search box, click the down arrow next to your search, and select “Find or Open.”

Please send your completed pledge form to Paula Enderle, UConn-Storrs Coordinator of the 2014 Connecticut State Employees’ Campaign, at U-5075, or by fax to 860-486-0379. You can also scan it and send via email to csec@uconn.edu.

Together, we can make a difference. Please give generously.

All faculty and staff who submit a signed pledge form will be entered into a drawing. In this week’s drawing:

  • A framed photo taken by University photographer Peter Morenus from the air, showing the Storrs campus amid fall foliage;
  • A $50 gift certificate to the Tri-County Greenhouse (adjacent to the Depot Campus).

The drawing will be closed on Oct. 22 and winners will be notified directly.

Give to Charity via the State Employees’ Campaign

Is there a particular charity that speaks to your heart? It’s very likely among the 700+ charitable organizations you can give to through the 2014 Connecticut State Employees’ Campaign, which has just begun at UConn. Go to www.csec.uconn.edu for a full list.

You can make a one-time donation, or spread payments over a year through convenient payroll deduction.

Please fill out a copy of the pledge form (available at www.csec.uconn.edu; many of you also received a printed copy in the mail) and send it to Paula Enderle, UConn-Storrs Coordinator of the 2014 Connecticut State Employees’ Campaign, at U-5075, or by fax to 860-486-0379. Those who submit a signed pledge form will be entered into a drawing for gifts-in-kind received from various University programs and local businesses.

Meet your Storrs campus coordinator Paula Enderle and state coordinator Jan Gwudz at the Work/Life Expo on Thursday, Oct. 9, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. in the Student Union Ballroom.

In this week’s drawing: a pair of tickets to the Connecticut Repertory Theatre’s upcoming production of ‘The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee’ (Nov. 20-Dec. 7), and a $50 gift certificate to the Jorgensen Center for the Performing Arts. The drawing will be closed on Oct. 15 and winners will be notified directly.

Please give generously.