For Immediate ReleaseDecember 23, 2015
Annual donation campaign proves to be another success
San Rafael, CA – Generous County of Marin government employees recently demonstrated their ongoing community spirit by committing $82,098 to the 2015 Marin County Employees Combined Charities Campaign, known internally as the Heart of Marin. Since 2007, employees have contributed more than $600,000 through the annual campaign.
“It was heartwarming to see participation increase in several departments and to see many individual employees increase their biweekly donations,” said program chair Lynda Roberts, the County’s Registrar of Voters. “There is a real feeling of wanting to give back to the community.”
The Heart of Marin campaign provides a convenient chance for County employees to learn about and support the participating organizations. By giving at the office, the program saves charities the time, effort and expense of seeking out and processing individual donations. The payroll deductions create a reliable way for the nonprofits to predict contributions and plan for consistent revenue streams.
Among the County’s 23 departments, the County Counsel’s Office had a 95 percent participation rate when combining the giving through payroll deductions and one-time donations. Child Support Services came in second with a 75 percent participation rate. Participation increased in five departments with the Retirement Department coming in the highest at a 33 percent improvement.
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