UNCG Campus Weekly

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SECC volunteers go the extra mile

Dozens of UNCG faculty and staff members volunteer each year to help collect envelopes for the campus’ State Employees Combined Campaign (SECC). The SECC, the official giving campaign for state employees, helps support more than a thousand charitable organizations in our community and state.

Helen Bradford is one volunteer. An SECC solicitor for UNCG Facilities Design and Construction, she explains why she volunteers: “I have been blessed with a job, and I believe we are called to help others that are in need.”

Like most of the SECC solicitors, she volunteers in other ways as well. “I volunteer at High Point’s Open Door Ministry as well as supplying food and financial support to several other area food banks.”

She also supports Hospice. “I have had several friends and family members that received their services during the last stages of their lives. I was impressed with the compassion and caring shown to the patient and the loving support given to family members during a very difficult time.

“By contributing to the SECC campaign, this is another way of supporting these worthwhile causes.”

Dr. Kathleen Williams volunteers at food banks – in addition to volunteering to serve with the campus’ campaign chair. She wants to share these words with her fellow employees:

“Many of you have returned your envelopes. Thanks so much. For the rest of you: The SECC campaign is nearing its end. Please return your envelope to your solicitor. UNCG would love to be able to report 100 percent participation this year! No pledge is too small – please participate. If you cannot find your envelope, please contact me at k_willia@uncg.edu or Peggy Craig at pkcraig@uncg.edu. We’ll get a new one out to you right away. As always, thanks so much in advance.

Visual: SECC solicitors listen to the chair speak, just before they distribute SECC envelopes to every employee at UNCG. Photo by Chris English.