State of Mich. employees raise $800,000 for charity

Charities in communities throughout Michigan can better assist residents in need as the result of more than $800,000 in donations from state employees through an annual campaign.

The State Employee Charitable Campaign has reached $802,657 in donations for this year. Employees could chose to contribute to more than 1,000 charities in their local communities or statewide during the month-long campaign.

"This is a remarkable testimony to the generosity of State of Michigan employees," said Campaign Chairperson Nick Lyon, director of the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services. "Every day I am impressed as I see state employees working hard to provide services for the betterment of Michiganders. I am equally impressed by state employees' commitment to financially support charities that provide further assistance to their neighbors around the state."

The State Employee Charitable Campaign was created in 1987 to combine all charitable appeals and giving drives for state employees into one annual event. Since then state employees have donated close to $50 million.

The charities enrolled in the campaign 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 additional information about the State Employee Charitable Campaign, including a full listing of participating organizations, visit www.misecc.org.

Published: Tue, Dec 20, 2016

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