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Happy New Year

2009 has passed, bringing with it a new year and a chance to look back at all of the accomplishments of the 2009 CFD campaign. Here are just a few of the amazing achievements from this past year:

1. Over $5.81 million was raised for charities!!!
2. The CFD experienced an increase in pledges while other, similar, workplace giving programs experienced dramatic decreases
3. Thousands of volunteers from all over the state helped with the CFD
4. over 2,800 Charities will benefit from CFD donations
5. Tons of creative events were hosted in an effort to bring awareness to this great program
6. and much, much more…

Click here to view some image from the CFD, past and present.

Merry Christmas

Year End Giving

$5.5 million and counting. And the donations keep coming in.

Don’t miss out on your chance to participate in the campaign and get that all important tax deduction. There is till time to donate before the end of the year.

Your generous gifts will change the lives and communities that you love so much.

Click here to make an online donation.

Check out this amazing project. DSHS partnered with Habitat for Humanity, a CFD charity, to build a home for a needy family.

This is a perfect example of how state employees, through the CFD, are impacting lives right here in our back yard and around the world.

Great Job!!!

Click here to view photos.

Don’t forget to nominate outstanding CFD volunteers for there passion, creativity and hard work. Click on the links below for more information about all of the awards.

State Wide Awards
Participation Awards
Thurston County Awards
King County Awards


Additionally, new this year are participation awards. These awards are given based on the % of employees in your workplace that are giving through the CFD.

Platinum: 100% participation
Gold: 76% – 99% participation
Silver: 51% -75% participation
Bronze: 26% – 50% participation


Save the Date!

Nominate Outstanding CFD volunteers for helping the us raise millions dollars for thousands of charities

Thurston County Nominations
State Wide Nominations

Questions or comments? Please email Lamia Murphy

You may have heard about a group from DSHS that came up with the “Show us Your Heart” campaign as part of their CFD efforts this year. One could only guess the significance of such a fun and creative idea. But no one could have anticipated this true story about a fellow state employee and her young daughter Karlee.

“I can’t even tell you how much this picture symbolizes.  My 3-month-old daughter, Karlee, was awaiting a heart transplant and on 2-12-09, we got the call at 1:00 am that a heart was on the way.  When I called my co-workers at 9:00 am, they told me they were all wearing “Red for Karlee” in hope she got her heart soon….they had NO IDEA that day I was calling to report she got a heart!  The people in the picture are a few of my co-workers who supported me and my family all the way and without their strength….I am not sure I would be where I am today!  They are great!!!


The “Show us Your Heart” campaign is great!!!  It just hits me on a whole new level. If there is anything I can do to help or get the word out…please let me know. I want to get involved in anything I can to spread the joy of caring!!!! – Devon”

Thank you to everyone who has participated in the “Show us Your Heart Campaign” and in the CFD. Together, we can have more impact than we could think or imagine. During this Christmas season we encourage you to remember that even the simplest of kind gestures can leave a long-lasting imprint on those around you.

Have a great day!

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