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COMPTROLLER LEMBO: 2015 CT STATE EMPLOYEES' CAMPAIGN FOR CHARITABLE GIVING LAUNCHES TODAY WITH NEW ONLINE DONATION PORTAL

Wednesday, August 12, 2015 | Contact: Tara Downes (860.702.3308 | Tara.Downes@ct.gov)
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Comptroller Kevin Lembo announced that the 2015 Connecticut State Employees' Campaign for Charitable Giving (CSEC) begins today - featuring a new online donation portal where state employees and retirees can easily donate online for the first time.

Lembo, the 2015 statewide campaign chair, will attend a kick-off event today from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the east side of the State Capitol. Those who cannot make the kick-off event should visit the campaign's new website and "Like" the new Facebook page here:

"Connecticut state employees and retirees have a long history of charitable giving - contributing millions to provide shelter for the homeless, environmental protections, important medical research and care for children and seniors," Lembo said. "Last year alone, the CSEC raised $1.39 million from state employee and retiree donations. As the 2015 campaign chair, I am determined to make this a record year - propelled by our new online donation portal that gives employees and retirees an easy option to contribute."

Today's CSEC kick-off event at the capitol will include free food samples, live performances, a display of Harley Davidson Motorcycles - and representatives from several participating CSEC charities available to answer questions about the great programs and services that they provide in the community, Lembo said.

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