Sacramento County Employees Raise Funds for Charities
In the County’s annual employee campaign to raise funds for charitable organizations, project coordinator Terrie Porter, Director of the Child Support Services Department, reported to the Board of Supervisors that nearly $252,000 was raised in the 2016 campaign.
Employees held fundraisers, bake sales, a 5-K Walk/Run and a charity golf tournament to raise funds as well as making personal pledges to have one-time or ongoing payroll deductions withdrawn from their paychecks towards charities of their choice. Charities included a wide variety of services including veterans, youth programs, local and global organizations.
The golf tournament, spearheaded by Chief Information Officer Rami Zakaria and the Department of Technology, raised $63,500. This brings the total raised by the tournaments held over the last four years to $215,000. Proceeds are donated to the Sacramento Children’s Home, Children Receiving Home of Sacramento and the Courts Appointed Special Advocate.
The campaign continues the long-standing tradition of Sacramento County employees generously helping others. Each and every contribution will help improve the quality of life for everyone in the community, as well as people throughout the nation and the world.