Media Advisory: Maine State Employees’ Combined Charitable Appeal Kick-off Event

September 22, 2014

For Immediate Release: Monday, Sept. 22
Contact: Adrienne Bennett, Press Secretary, 207-287-2531

AUGUSTA – Governor Paul R. LePage is calling on all State employees and retirees to consider helping their neighbors with a contribution to charity through the Maine State Employees’ Combined Charitable Appeal (MSECCA). An event to kick-off MSECCA’s 35th year will take place Tuesday in the Hall of Flags at the State House in Augusta.

Department of Labor Commissioner Jeanne Paquette serves as chair of the 2014 MSECCA campaign. At Tuesday’s launch, she, the Governor, and Nancy Provost, community prevention specialist from the Family Violence Project and Jeffery Johnson, director, Children's Center in Augusta will share information about this year’s campaign and its value to the many charities benefiting it, and celebrate the dedicated volunteers who lead efforts in their respective departments.

During the 35-year history of MSECCA, about $8 million has been raised, making it one of Maine’s most meaningful workplace giving campaigns. Last year, State workers and retirees showed their collaborative commitment to their communities by contributing nearly $300,000 to charitable organizations throughout Maine and around the world through one-time gifts or scheduled payroll/retirement deductions through .

WHEN: 10 a.m., Tuesday, September 23
WHERE: Hall of Flags, State House, Augusta