CALIF CARES (1 of 1) copyThe Department of General Services kicked-off the annual state employee charitable campaign today by hosting several community groups at DGS headquarters in West Sacramento.

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.

Written by California Department of General Services

The Department of General Services (DGS) serves as business manager for the state of California. General Services helps to better serve the public by providing a variety of services to state agencies through procurement and acquisition solutions, real estate management and design, environmentally friendly transportation, professional printing, design and web services, and funding for the creation and construction of safe schools. The DGS vision: Excellence in the Business of Government!

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