Help us hit $100,000 in charitable giving
The City hopes to raise $100,000 in its charitable giving campaign this year, but the month-long campaign is more than halfway over and employee donations are behind. As of Nov. 17, the City had raised x. If you haven’t given yet, please log in to COMET today to pledge your donation, which will be automatically deducted from your paycheck.
Learn more about the charities that partner with the City. You can also donate to any 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization of your choice through Community Health Charities, Community Shares of Minnesota or the Greater Twin Cities United Way.
If you have already made a donation, thank you. Please take some time to encourage your coworkers to give.
Giving works. We can see the results of charity work every day in our community, from helping people who need food and homes to protecting the environment, bolstering the arts and educating kids. Together we make it happen.
Why I give
- “My cousin passed away from leukemia in 2003. He was 30 years old. That is the reason I started participating in the employee charitable giving campaign and I’ve been donating to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society every year since 2003 in his honor. Giving through payroll deduction is an easy way for me to support an organization that important to me.”
— Brette Hjelle
Director, Business Administration
- My cousin passed away from teenage suicide three years ago. His family established a foundation, Dylan’s Hope, that funds suicide awareness programs in high schools. The City’s charitable giving campaign makes it easy for me to donate to this cause that is very near and dear to my heart.
— Trudy Kjenstad
Manager, Administrative Services
City Coordinator’s Office
- “This year I am giving to Open Your Heart to the Hungry and Homeless, because I am moved by the work that they do to support those in need in our community. “The charitable giving campaign provides a convenient way to donate to a good cause and help our community. It just takes a few minutes to make an election on COMET, and then you’re set for the coming year.”
— Sasha Bergman
Government relations representative
Published Nov 17, 2015