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Our campaign may officially end November 15, 2012, but you can still be entered in our raffle through November 30, 2012 by becoming a new donor (through payroll deduction) or by increasing your current payroll deduction donation!  Raffle prizes include gift cards to Norrie’s Gift Shop at the UCSC Arboretum, UCSC Bay Tree Bookstore, Terra Fresca Restaurant at University Center, Shakespeare Santa Cruz tickets, (to name just a few!)

Your CommUNITY change starts here





Forms/donations should be sent to:
Sandy Schmidt, Chancellor’s Office


UCSC Retirees - Your CommUNITY change starts here

Forms/donations should be sent to:
Sandy Schmidt, Chancellor’s Office,
University of California Santa Cruz
1156 High Street
Santa Cruz, CA 95064



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LIVE UNITED - Message from Donna Murphy, President, United Way Board of Trustees

If you wish to help families stay in their homes, the elderly and infirm save money on prescriptions, children be successful in school and in life, take a closer look at the United Way of Santa Cruz County.

United way collaborates and convenes to create a safety net for all of us and to be a catalyst for addressing issues we all care about in our communities. United Way collaborates with 27 nonprofits to fund programs to educate and inspire children for success in school, to help families be
financially stable, and to help all people have access to heath care and a healthy lifestyle.

 It convenes stakeholders to address problems or ideas that make our community stronger, such as the 2-1-1 Helpline, the annual Community Assessment Project, and Go for Health.

I am a donor to United Way because one gift can go so far and touch so many - more than 75,000 county residents last year. I also am president of the Board of Directors of United Way of Santa Cruz County this year - so I see first-hand that the work of this organization is guided by people who live and work here. Every dollar stays local in the county to help its citizens, neighbors and friends.

Last year, despite the amazingly challenging economic times on campus and in the state, 240 faculty and staff members made gifts to United Way. I hope you will do so again this year. It is easy and it is meaningful. Whether you give a little each pay period or a single gift, you will be helping young and old and people like you and me who never expected to need help but unexpectedly do. Our gifts create that helping hand when people don't know where to go or what to do.