Governor Little's Message to State Employees

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Governor Little's Message to State Employees

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Happy September!! What does fall mean to you - back to school, football, beautiful colors, hunting or great fishing? All those things are the right answer (especially fishing), but it is also the time of year when we reflect on our successes and count our blessings. As part of that reflection, keep in mind those who are less fortunate and may need a helping hand to realize their potential.

My name is Keith Reynolds, Director of the Department of Administration, and I am pleased to be serving a second year as Idaho's "United We Care" campaign chairman. All of us have either seen ourselves or have been touched personally by someone in need of a hand up. A United Way donation is the easiest way for you to make lasting impacts within our communities. We all have a stake in each other's success.

The United Way is the vehicle for turning a regular payroll donation into a lasting change for families. This year it is more important than ever to help, as you are able, due to the unequal impacts of Covid-19. Please join me in partnering with United Way by making a payroll donation that will put boots on the ground within our communities, in programs that provide opportunities for all to succeed. If it is your first time to donate, great! If you are renewing for the twentieth year in a row, even better! It takes all of us to make a difference.

Again, please join me in turning generosity into lasting change!

Keith Reynolds United We Care 2021 Chair
Director Keith Reynolds,
United We Care 2021 Chair


Why should I participate in the Idaho State Employees' Charitable Giving Campaign?

You can be the one to change someone's life for the better.
  • You choose the amount to give and decide which organization(s) to support.
  • You choose how to give.  Options include payroll deduction, check, cash, credit card, or through agency fundraising events.

Why shouldn't I give directly to my charity of choice?

  • Simply put, efficiency.  Payroll deduction pledges allow charities to forecast income for the entire year.  United Way makes pledge information available to agencies at the conclusion of the state's annual campaign.  Bundling multiple contributions into a single payment to the various charities reduces the amount of time and money the charities would otherwise spend processing individual donations.