September 2012

Dear State Colleagues:

Everyone has a cause - something you care deeply about. COMECC offers the choice of donating to over 1,000 screened non-profits in an area that matters to you! It is 100% voluntary and confidential.

  • Adoption
  • Affordable housing
  • Animals
  • Autism
  • Basic needs: food, clothing, shelter
  • Cancer
  • Child Care
  • Child Safety
  • Developmental Disabilities
  • Disability advocacy
  • Disaster relief
  • Domestic violence
  • Education
  • Elder care
  • Environment
  • Health care
  • Homelessness
  • Hospice
  • Job Training
  • Legal Services
  • Literacy
  • Medical research
  • Mental health including substance abuse and suicide prevention
  • Public Safety
  • Recreation
  • Religion
  • Girl Scouts & Boy Scouts
  • Veterans
  • Violence Prevention
  • Youth Mentoring
  • World Causes

Less than 8% of state employees donated through COMECC last year..but those 5,920 generous employees pledged a total of $1.6 million. About 1/5 of donors chose to submit a check or complete a credit card donation online. The balance donated via one-time or recurring payroll deduction payments.

What could your donation do this year? Your collective dollars and cents can change lives. Give up a cup of coffee and bagel for one day and this one-time donation of $5 will pay for a meal, book, or bottle of vitamins. $10 could buy a shirt or some school supplies. $20 could buy a pair of sneakers or a haircut for a veteran.

We make a living by what we get; we make a life by what we give.
~ Sir Winston Churchill

Together our donations could:

  • Advance research one step closer to a cure for Cancer, Alzheimer's, or Multiple Sclerosis
  • Improve a middle school student's academic performance through tutoring
  • Prevent one family from becoming homeless
  • Ensure one elderly person has a visitor
  • Provide for one neighbor impacted by a disaster
  • Allow one troubled youth to work with a positive role model
  • Prevent one child from dropping out of school
  • Provide vocational training to one older displaced worker
  • Ensure one young child doesn't skip a meal tomorrow
  • Allow your future grandchild to drink healthy tap water and make pricey bottled water extinct

Your donation, no matter what amount, will make a positive difference. The possibilities are endless with your generosity. Thank you for all who support COMECC - agency heads, human resources directors, COMECC Coordinators and of course you - the first-time or ongoing donor!

On behalf of those who receive your generous contribution, I thank you. Your continued service makes me proud to be your Governor.


Deval L. Patrick