BSA Alameda Council included in 2016-2017 Federal and State Workplace CampaignsAlameda Council Boy Scouts of America, through its affiliation with Local Independent Charities of America (LICA), was approved earlier this year as a eligible non-profit agency for both the Combined Federal Campaign (military and civilian federal employees) and the California State "Our Promise" workplace campaign (state employees). This means that workplace donors can designate Alameda Council as a recipient during the 2016-2017 workplace campaigns now enrolling employees for 2017 charity giving.
All BSA friends and family members who work for either federal or state government agencies, such as the US Coast Guard, federal offices, and State of California departments, are encouraged to designate Boy Scouts of America Alameda Council as one of the charities of their choice. Donor-designated workplace gifts will pass through the CFC or Calif. State to fund our Alameda Scouting activities beginning in January 2017.
Several LICA agencies including our council are helping to kickoff the Combined Federal Campaign at the CFC Charity Fair on Tuesday, October 18 at Coast Guard Island. The "Our Promise" campaign with the State of California was launched at a Capitol Mall kickoff last month.
Please encourage those you know who work for our government to consider "giving at the office" and designating BSA Alameda Council as a beneficiary of your workplace charitable giving.