The 2016 SECC Campaign will begin on September 1, 2016
We hope that you will again give generously to the campaign and help those in need! State Employees Give from their Hearts and help our communities in so many ways. Thank you for your support!
2016 Early Bird Incentive!
We are offering the Early Bird Incentive again this year thanks to a donation from United Way. Make sure you donate early to have a chance to win!
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The 2015 Campaign has ended. Thank you for your donations and support!
Our totals will be released in January.
Congratulations to our Early Bird Winner - Robin Greenhow, Elections
Department of Finance Halloween Party!
DDA Fall Festival!
The Delaware Department of Agriculture invites all State employees to join them for a fun-filled Fall Festival on Thursday, October 29th from 11am to 2pm. View flyer for details. Contact Laura Mensch with any questions.
Don't Wait! Get your pledges in!!! There are only a few days left in the 2015 SECC campaign. Every Dollar counts!!! Campaign ends 10/31/15!
On October 7th, OMB/HRM held a Ice Cream Social and Popcorn Party in the Haslet Armory
that supported Believe in Tomorrow. They had a great turnout and raised $155 plus accepted many donations!
Thanks to all that supported this event!
Department of Corrections is Making a Difference!
Check out some of DOC's October events being held at their Administrative Building!
“Give a Buck”
For each $1 contribution to the SECC, donors are recognized with a notecard with their name that will be displayed on the “donor wall” in the main lobby. As a challenge to staff, the Commissioner, Deputy Commissioner, Bureau Chiefs and Deputy Bureau Chiefs have offered to match your donations that are received through October 30! Please see Anna Sanchez in Room 114 (across from the Commissioner's suite) to make contributions and receive your notecards!
October 7 and October 21, from 1 - 2 p.m.
Location: Admin Building kitchen
Receive a bag of popcorn for each $1 donation to SECC
Each Tuesday and Thursday in October, for a $2 donation to SECC per day or $15 for the entire month, staff who are not required to wear a designated uniform are permitted to wear jeans to work. Please see Jessica Pantoja in room 111 to make your donation and receive your jeans placard. More than $300 has already been donated through the “Jeans Days” fundraiser - thanks to all who have contributed so far!
SECC Breakfast Fundraiser
October 29, 8:00 - 10:00 a.m.
Location: Admin Building Kitchen
$5 donation per person for a breakfast platter and coffee
DHSS Soup and Chili Lunch
Join us for a soup and chili lunch on Friday, October 9 from 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. at the Biggs Building on the Herman Holloway Campus in New Castle. Lunch is open to anyone who works or visits the Herman Holloway campus. View flyer for details.
DPC's SECC Fall Festivities
This year, DPC's Employee Recognition Committee has decided to not only raise funds for the SECC (as we do each year), but to also put the FUN in fundraiser by hosting our first ever SECC Fall Festivities on October 8 from 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. near the garden, behind the pool. We will have a Car Wash, Food, Drinks, and our very own D.J. Ray with a fantastic selection of Music!
We are pleased to announce that Gail and the Farmers Market will be present as well (they will not be set up in Springer) and will be selling the last of the Garden's delicious fresh Fall produce. This will be an exciting day that is open to the entire Herman Holloway Campus.
In addition to your participation on October 8th, DPC also CHALLENGES each and every State Employee to make a donation online. Let's work together to ensure this year's contributions are the grandest ever and let everyone know that DPC ROCKS!
The Department of Agriculture is having some fun and games!
They raised $160.00 for Cancer Support Community Delaware last week! The winners were:
OMB's SECC Paint Night!
Time to get your creative juices flowing! Please join us for our SECC Paint Night in Downtown Dover! The event takes place on October 5th, 2015 from 3:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. The event costs $30.00/per person and families are welcome to join us! During this event, we will be painting the “Tree of Life”. Please contact Lisa Condon at (302) 672-5125 for additional details!
Thank you for your generous contributions to the Sunday Breakfast Mission.
We had a great showing of support for the Mission at our annual kickoff event and we are still getting calls from agencies with more donations!
State Employees Making a Difference Every Day!
DNREC's Fish and Wildlife Hosting Breakfast
Are you hungry? DNREC's Fish and Wildlife section is hosting a breakfast on October 14th at 8:30 at the Richardson and Robbins Building. All are welcome! Event Flyer.
Statewide SECC Kickoff!
Make sure you join us on Thursday, September 10th at 11:00 at Delaware Technical Community College, Corporate Training Center #400 for the Statewide SECC Kickoff event. Employees are also encouraged to attend and all attendees will have a chance to win a drawing for a $25 gift card! The Governor and other distinguished guests will be in attendance. We will have food, prizes and several charities on hand to share their stories.
We also will be accepting donations for Sunday Breakfast Mission!! The Mission is specifically in need of the below dry goods used for its family food boxes:
- Pancake mix
- Large packages of instant mashed potatoes
- 1 lb. of spaghetti
- Large packages of rice
- Boxed macaroni and cheese
Thanks for your support and we hope to see you there!
New This Year - Early Bird Incentive! Two ways to win!
Employees can enter to win a $100 Visa gift card from United Way. Simply log in to ePledge by September 18, make your selection (a one-time donation, payroll deduction or choose not to donate at this time) and you're entered. Employees may also fill out a paper pledge form if they have limited access to a computer. No donation is required to enter the drawing.
Employees who attend the Statewide Kickoff Event on September 10 can also enter in another drawing for a $25 gift card provided by United Way. The kickoff begins at 11:00 a.m., at Delaware Technical Community College, Terry Campus, Dover, Corporate Training Center, Rooms A and B. The winner of the drawing will be announced at the conclusion of the kickoff event.
Welcome to the 2015 SECC Campaign.
Make a difference by participating in the 2015 State Employees' Charitable Campaign. The campaign runs September 1, 2015 - October 31, 2015.
Support your favorite local charities and nonprofit organizations! Every Dollar helps!
Thank You For Your Contributions and Support!
The SECC raised $376,684 in 2014. Thank you for making a difference!!
DNREC Bake Potato Buffet Bar
DNREC is hosting a Bake Potato Buffet Bar on October 27th with an array of delicious toppings from 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Cost is only $4.00 and benefits the SECC. Please join us in the Office of the Secretary Conference Room in the Richardson and Robbins Building, Dover.
Books Are Fun
DNREC is hosting a Book Fair on October 21st from 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. This is a great event and the timing is perfect for holiday shopping. 5% of all sales are donated to the SECC campaign. See Details.
DPC Football Jersey Day
DPC Football Jersey Day is Thursday, October 23, 2014. Donate a $2.00 minimum to SECC and receive a wristband to authorize you to wear a Football Jersey on October 23rd only. Please join us in the Springer Lobby for a Pep Rally from 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. to show off your jersey and team support. There will be snacks to purchase and fun for all! See Details.
Best Dressed Bucket and Charity Day
Governor Bacon Health Center's is hosting their big SECC event - “BEST DRESSED BUCKET”! This is our version of penny wars. Dress up your Penny Bucket to be judged most unique (while collecting pennies during the duration of the campaign for charity)! On October 15 we will have vendors and charities together for a day of fun, food and giveaways! GET GOING and GIVE GBHC! See Details.
Crazy Hat Day!
Statewide Benefits and the Insurance Coverage Office had a Crazy Hat Day fundraiser on October 7th! We asked for a suggested donation of $1 to participate and $1 to vote for your favorite. Director Brenda Lakeman will wear the winning hat to a leadership meeting if the offices jointly raise $300 (approximately $25 more than last year) over the course of the various SECC fundraising activities in September and October. So far we are two-thirds of the way to our goal! View Photo.
DNREC Division of Watershed Stewardship Cookout!
Monday, October 13 at the DNREC Courtyard. BBQ Sandwich or Burger, chips and a drink - $5. Hotdog, chips, and a drink - $3. We'll also have dessert! See Flyer for Details.
State Employees Making a Difference in Delaware
Thanks to all that contributed to the 2014 Governor's 5K Run Walk!
On September 24, the 2014 Governor's Cup 5K Run/Walk, 1 Mile Fun Walk and Health Fair collected a total of 387 lbs. of donated food from participants for the Food Bank of Delaware, which will provide 322 meals for hungry Delawareans.
Halfway Through Campaign!
We are at the halfway point of the campaign! It only takes a minute. to make a difference in someone's life! Make your donation to your favorite organizations online today!
DelDOT ND Ice Water Challenge
If we earn $250 or more at our Hot Dog Sale on October 17, then watch some North District Managers, Superintendents, and Supervisors get ice water dumped on them!. See Details.
Department of Safety and Homeland Security
Come have Lunch and Support the 2014 SECC Campaign. The Division of Communications at 3050 Upper King Road, Dover DE 19904 is serving lunch on September 29, 2014 from 12:00 to 1:00. For $5.00 you get a hamburger, soda, chips. If you want a second hamburger only, it is $2.00. We will have beef, veggie, and turkey burgers. For more information contact Susan Herrmann at 302-697-2547.
Department of Correction
So You Think You Can Dance? Take part in Commissioner Robert Coupe's Line Dance Class. See Details.
The 2014 SECC Campaign is Officially in Full Swing!
Today many employees came out to learn about our many charities and to hear our speakers share their inspirational stories. We were fortunate to have Governor Markell, Lt. Governor Matt Denn and Ann Visalli on hand to rally employees together to help improve the quality of life for all Delawareans through their donations to the campaign. With everyone's help, this campaign can change lives! Remember - No gift is too small!
Thank you to all of our state employees for all you do every day to make a difference in Delaware!
Come Join the fun!
On September 11th, at 10:00 at the Springer Gym on Herman Holloway Campus, we will be holding our first SECC New Castle Kickoff. Over 30 charities will be on hand to share their information. All employees are invited to the kickoff. Come out and hear firsthand how your contributions to SECC help others!
DNREC SECC Event
Thank you to everyone that helped in the campaign this year. Here is a great story on how our efforts make a difference!
DELDOT'S AWARENESS WALL
When Brenda Hughes heard that she was honored with a “Pink Ribbon” on DelDOT's Breast Cancer Awareness Wall, she couldn't wait to stop by and see the display. Brenda is a 32-year Breast Cancer survivor who has a few special ties to DelDOT. Her husband, Dennis Hughes, retired from South District Administration after 40 years of service. Their son, D.J. Hughes, worked as an Engineer with the department after graduating from college. Standing beside Brenda is her mother Lydia, a ten-year Breast Cancer Survivor. Brenda found out about the ribbon campaign through her niece and current DelDOT Team Member, Dawn Hopkins. She expresses her sincere appreciation to everyone involved in this effort. “From one DelDOT family to another, thank you.”
Human Resources sponsored the Breast Cancer Awareness Wall as part of their fundraising efforts for the SECC and Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Michelle DeLong and Melody Kelley worked together on the awareness wall. Melody's mother, Libby Dawson, was diagnosed with Breast Cancer in 1997. She had a double mastectomy and was in remission until 2000. Then in 2000, the cancer came back, and she unfortunately died in 2003. Melody said, “I knew she would be proud of me for helping out other people who have been touched with cancer, but especially men and women who have been affected by breast cancer. My sister-in-law's dad also had breast cancer probably ten years ago. So I always hold his story near to my heart as well.”
Michelle said of this experience, “I went into this SECC project knowing that I would experience sadness for many. To my surprise, with each ribbon that was sold there was a different story that unfolded and it opened my eyes a little wider regarding my co-workers, too. As expected, some messages on the ribbons were heartbreakingly sad, but there were even more stories of triumph and courage, faith, and support that were shared on those ribbons. That wall represents more than just Breast Cancer Awareness to me; it represents what a wonderful, caring, compassionate group of co-workers we have here at DelDOT.”
Dept. of State October Events
OMB-BDPA Flashback Friday
Are you stressed at work? Do you need some fun time??
BDPA is hosting a Flashback Friday event on Friday, October 11th in Haslet Conference Room 133 from 12:00 to 2:00 pm. The event is open to ALL!
We are flashing back to our elementary school years with fun games and snacks. Entry fee is $2.00 and includes many games, laughs and snacks. Casual attire required!! See Flyer for Details.
Dept. of State Kickoff Event
Come Join Us for a Potluck Lunch! on Wednesday, September 25th from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. See Flyer for Details.
Dept. of Safety and Homeland Security Kickoff Event
Join us for our Chili Contest FIESTA! on Wednesday, September 18th. See Flyer for Details.
SECC Kickoff Event on September 10th–Come join the fun!
We'll be holding an official kickoff for the 2013 campaign on September 10th at the Elizabeth W. Murphey School on Kings Highway in Dover. All employees are welcome to attend the kickoff. More than 35 SECC charities will be at the event to showcase how their services benefit Delawareans. A formal program will begin at 1 p.m. where representatives from the United Way and the Murphey School will speak, along with state dignitaries. Hope to see you there!
People Helping People!
Make a difference by participating in the 2013 State Employees' Charitable Campaign – September 1, 2013 - October 31, 2013
2012 Campaign Total Announced
State employees and retirees contributed over $507,103 during the 2012 SECC Campaign! Many thanks to all of those who made a donation or hosted an event or fundraiser at your agency. We are preparing to kick off the 2013 campaign year in September. More news on that will come in the near future. Once again, thank you for helping your neighbors in need!
A Special Thank You
Thank you for your generous donations for 2012. Totals for the campaign will be posted shortly. A special thanks to the SECC Chairs and Captains, we could not do it without your support and enthusiasm.
Team 910's Sticky Fly SECC Fundraiser
DMS/DHSS Bake Sale
We had an awesome variety of enticing goodies – the assortment was overwhelming. Some baked items disappeared off the table in a heartbeat in their entirety... slices weren't even an option. Many employees prepared baked items and also had family members help in the process – creating some very delicious looking and sweet tempting cakes, breads, cookies, muffins, cupcakes, truffles, brownies (our big seller), and for the weight-conscious – a fresh fruit bowl was amongst the pickins!
We enjoyed the camaraderie and making "green dough" for SECC... it was a memorable day. Even the crumbs disappeared.
Gwen Habron, DMS Captain & Donna Murray, DHSS Chairperson
2012 State Employee Charitable Campaign
SECC Raise Awareness Day
The event was held at Delaware Department of Health and Social Services (DHSS).
DNREC is making a Difference...
From Amateur Photography contests to Book Fairs to Corn Hole Tournaments – October is going to be a great month to raise money for the SECC at DNREC. Check out their events on the calendar or ask your captain for more information on the events. It is not too late to get involved in the campaign!
Division of Child Support Enforcement's Pretzel Cart
2012 Campaign Kickoff Event at the Delaware Veterans Home on 9/10/12
Department of Agriculture employees show their support of the 2012 SECC campaign by wearing their “Crush Cancer” T-shirts.
Department of Correction SECC Kick Off Event on Sept. 6th
The Department of Correction Administration Building in Dover held an SECC Kick Off event Sept. 6 that featured representatives from Ronald McDonald House Delaware and the Elizabeth W. Murphey School, The Kick Off was not designed to be a solicitation event, but an opportunity for employees to learn more about the SECC and the charities it benefits. Along with the charity representatives and their displays, an ongoing PowerPoint presentation highlighted past fundraising success along with information on this year's fundraising activities. Members of the building's SECC committee also provided freshly popped popcorn, cookies and brownies. For a first time event, the Kick Off was well received as employees stopped by throughout the event's two-hour duration.
Department of Child Support Enforcement held SECC kickoff events in all three counties last week.
Director Chuck Hayward and SECC Coordinator Jane Hahn spoke at the events as the 20th year of helping nonprofits in our state begins. All that attended received a “golden” candy bar with a chance to win discounts at upcoming events and some even were lucky enough to win the popular casual day pass. Everyone is looking forward to their annual Chili Cook-off and Cupcake Wars along with other fun events. Just one week into the campaign they have already bettered their previous year's participation and surpassed their donations from last year by over $1000.
Department of Finance employees are encouraged to pay $1 to wear their favorite MLB team jersey or sweatshirt to work on September 28th. Go Team!!
OMB/Government Support Services had their first SECC fundraiser, GSS Olympics - Day 1.
They had 22 participants. A Wii competition was held and Becky Lovin was the winner of the WEE cup for having greatest distance in the Homerun Derby. Eddie Tunstall and Peter Korolyk were the winners of the WEE cup for Ladder Ball tournament! Great Fun was had by all!
Chairs and Captains Complete Trainings
Trainings were held in July and August for the Chairs and Captains of the 2012 Campaign. We were excited to offer some of the trainings offsite at some of our approved charitable organizations. We started off at the Elizabeth Murphy School in Dover. Our training was held in their auditorium and we learned about the history of the school and what they do for those children that are less fortunate. Their mission is to “be a fostering home where children, who would otherwise be neglected, may have a happy childhood; and where they may have the fullest opportunity to develop toward useful and efficient lives.”
Next we moved on to the Cancer Support Community in Wilmington. They are housed in a home that can be traced back to the late 1700s when it served as a tenant farmhouse. The beautiful building and surrounding gardens make it a wonderful place to “ensure that all people impacted by cancer are empowered by knowledge, strengthened by action, and sustained by community”.
Our last stop was the Delaware Children's Museum in Wilmington. They hosted the event and we got to “play” with all of their toys. What a great place to educate children and our donations through the SECC will help underprivileged children get free passes to the museum along with other opportunities.
Updates for Chairs and Captains
DelDOT is having a Kickoff Event-Are You?
This just in... DelDOT is planning a kickoff event that will include 4 or 5 approved charitable organizations. They will have exhibits, a bake sale and Secretary Bhatt will be attending. Great information and fun will be had by all!
2011 News Article
- State Employees Run a Generous Campaign (Living United - United Way Delaware Newsletter: April/May, 2011)
2008 Press Releases
- State Workers Exceed Goal for Giving (The News Journal - December 27, 2008)
- Total Contributions from the State Employee’s Charitable Campaign (December 24, 2008)
2007 Press Releases
- Significant Results from the State Employee’s Charitable Campaign (December 19, 2007)
2006 Press Releases
- Substantial Increase in State Employee Donations to Delaware Charities (December 19, 2006)