Combined Charitable Campaign kicks off Aug. 29

Posted Aug. 29, 2018 by

While there’s a lot of uncertainty in our ever-changing world, one thing is constant—the importance of helping those in need. We all know a friend or family member who’s fallen on hard times, faced health challenges, or needed help to care for a child or elder...or have been there ourselves. That’s where the State of Ohio Combined Charitable Campaign (CCC), one of the strongest of our joint labor and management initiatives, comes in. With the help of all state employees, including OCSEA members, we can make a difference for those in need. Download flier.

The State of Ohio CCC is a team effort by management and labor to consolidate many charitable campaigns into one. The campaign is codified in the Ohio Administrative Code, Chapter 123:1-28-01, which allows time for state employees to participate in campaign activities during work hours.

CCC runs Aug. 29-12

It’s never been easier to participate in the CCC campaign. Employees can donate online through ePledge or by paper pledge forms. The campaign theme, “Your Campaign, Your Choice,” underscores how truly personalized the campaign is, by giving you the opportunity to support the charities that touch your heart with more than 1,300 approved charitable organizations. Since its inception 29 years ago, Ohio’s generous state employees have raised more than $93 million to support those in need. And it will take all of us to continue providing that level of support.

Early bird online pledging: Aug. 27-28

Make an online pledge of, at least, $2 per pay period or a one-time donation of $52 on Aug. 27 or 28 and receive a plush CCC puppy, while supplies last.*

Kick off events

Columbus Kick-Off - Aug. 29: A Charitable Campaign rally in the Rhodes State Office Tower lobby from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. will feature CCC charities and Columbus Honorary Co-Chair Stephanie Hightower, president and CEO of the Columbus Urban League

Cleveland Kick-Off- Aug. 30: A Charitable Campaign rally featuring CCC charities and a noon presentation will take place at the Lausche Building from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.


“The reason I donate is simple. I volunteer for several agencies, and I see the need first-hand. Every day, people depend on these agencies for assistance with everyday living, crisis help, pet help, and disaster relief. What I see volunteering is heart wrenching. This is yet another way I can assist the agencies and, hopefully, others will do the same. Together, each donation, no matter how small, works for the good of the community!” —Stephani Clevenger-Murphy, Public Utilities Commission of Ohio