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Support local charities through 2020 Commonwealth of Virginia Campaign

From: Human Resources

Thanks to our generous employees, the Commonwealth of Virginia Campaign (CVC) is off to a great start since the kickoff on Oct. 1.

CVC is an annual workplace giving campaign where state employees raise and donate money to one or more of approximately 1,000 participating charities in their communities and across the commonwealth. Charities range from health and human services to animal welfare, from environmental conservation to medical research, and everything in between. There is a charity for everyone.

“This has been an extraordinary year for all of us,” said honorary chair Laura Sands. “So many aspects of our lives have been challenged in the context of the pandemic. For some in our community, the health, financial, social, and psychological challenges of the pandemic have been difficult. In the spirit of our motto, Ut Prosim (That I May Serve), we can make a difference by supporting organizations that provide services and support in the communities where we live and work.”

This year’s campaign runs until Dec. 11 and the university’s goal is $370,000. No donation is too small. Even a $5 donation can make a difference in someone’s life. Employees can donate through an online payroll deduction, choosing either a one-time gift or a 24-pay period deduction. Donations should be made through the CVC website. Cash and checks are also acceptable. Pledge cards are available for those who do not have online access.

New this year, Virginia Tech employees will have the opportunity to interact with local charities through Zoom sessions. A weekly schedule can be viewed on the CVC website, listing the participating charities and registration information.

CVC is administered by the Division of Human Resources and led by a steering team made up of university department representatives. Questions or assistance should be directed to department representatives. More information can be found on the CVC website.