Employee generosity makes big difference for neighbors
ITD employees shared their talents and their resources recently as part of the state employees annual charitable giving campaign.
Direct financial commitments and participation in fund-raising activities generated more than $18,000 in support to charitable organizations that make life easier for our neighbors.
Participation, in terms of contributions and donated items for the annual raffle, showed the true generosity of ITD employees, said Tammie Jauregui, who coordinated the event at Headquarters. The basket raffle and other fund-raisers brought in $2434 from Headquarters employees and another $348 from colleagues in District 3.
ITD generosity was most evident in direct contributions statewide. Employees committed $15,383.04 to the annual campaign, administered by United Way partners.
Employees who met criteria for a giving a percentage of their income at earned designated parking places at Headquarters. They included Shannon Barnes, Kelly Campbell, Linda Emry, Greg Laragan and Amy Smith.
Jauregui said the following were among the designated Charitable Giving Campaign beneficiaries:
United Way of the Treasure Valley, United Way of Southeastern Idaho, United Way of Idaho Falls/Bonneville County, Idaho Humane Society, Idaho Meth Project, Red Cross of Idaho, Boy Scouts of America, Idaho Food Bank, Boise Rescue Mission, Women & Children's Alliance, Alzheimer's Assoc., Breast Cancer Research, Doctors Without Borders, Simply Cats, Love Inc. of Treasure Valley , Idaho Foodbank, Terry Reilly Health Services
Idaho Public Television , Boise State Radio, Rimrock Senior Citizens, Idaho Botanical Garden, Idaho Zoological Society, Meridian PAL, Learning Lab, Habitat for Humanity, American Diabetes Assoc., Africare, Elks Rehab, Guide Dogs of America, United, Cerebral Palsy of Central CA, World Wildlife Fund, UNICEF, Boise State University Foundation, Make a Wish, Wounded Warriors Project, Idaho Waterfowl Assoc., Delta Waterfowl, Ducks Unlimited, Lutheran World Relief, Heifer International, Planned Parenthood, La Leche League International, Nature Conservancy, National Public Radio, Senior Solutions
"I want to thank the employees who participated for their amazing generosity," Jauregui said. "Every year they step forward to help make life easier for charitable organizations and the people those organizations help. You're awesome. That's what makes ITD such a wonderful place to work. Thank you very much."
Photograph: Headquarters employees, dressed in Halloween costumes, contributed to the Charitable Giving Campaign by purchasing photographs in their festive attire. Proceeds from all of the sales went directly to the annual campaign.