December 20, 2000
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Jennifer Tanner
Communications Specialist

VSU employees contribute to local, state and national charities

Valdosta State University's faculty and staff displayed their spirit of giving by donating $29,008 to this year's annual State Charitable Contributions Program (SCCP). This year's contributions represent an increase of $8,830 from the 1999 campaign.

The Valdosta-Lowndes United Way will receive $22,520, with the remaining going to various independent and charitable organizations.

According to Chuck Hudson, SCCP co-chairman for VSU, this year's campaign was a success not only due to the increase in monetary contributions, but the number of employees who participated. This year 378 VSU employees participated, an increase of 184 from last year's campaign.

Department leaders hand delivered packets of information to every employee at VSU and were responsible for collecting each pledge. "I am grateful to those who worked on the campaign and contributed to its success," said Hudson.

The SCCP was created in 1982 by the Georgia Assembly to offer state employees the opportunity to make contributions to independent and federal charitable organizations, including the United Way.