The “California Cares” event, co-sponsored by the California State Teachers Retirement System (CalSTRS), featured more than 25 local organizations ranging from Guide Dogs for the Blind and the Firefighters Burn Institute to the Sacramento Receiving Home and Quilts for Kids.
DGS and CalSTRS employees learned about how each group serves the community and about their volunteer opportunities.
The event was held in conjunction with “Our Promise: California State Employees Giving at Work” (formerly the CSECC/California State Employees Charitable Campaign) and reflects state employees’ ongoing promise to give to the charity of their choice.
Started in 1957, the goal of the “Our Promise” initiative is to provide the opportunity to all employees to donate through a payroll deduction and to make a difference in their community.
See photos of the event on our DGS Flickr page.