From looking at the past results of the Combined Municipal Campaign, I can see that City of Houston employees have a long history of giving back to the community. I know you have compassion; I’ve seen you in action.
Every day, you help the homeless, assist the elderly and infirm, encourage kids to play sports, give stray pets a chance to find homes and much more. Public service isn’t for the faint of heart — it’s a job for spirited and passionate defenders.
Many of us carry this passion outside the job as well. The CMC is an opportunity for you to donate to local charities through fundraisers and payroll deductions. With more than 700 agencies, there are numerous options for supporting the cause of your choice.
Each year, we recognize more than 400 employees who give back one percent of their salary to the CMC. I realize this is not an option for everyone, but if we all contributed just $2 a paycheck - about the cost of a plain cup of coffee - we would raise $1 million. Even better: If we were each willing to give an amount equal to the cost of one vanilla latte each pay period, we would raise $2.7 million. Just think of how much good we could do with that amount of money.
Let’s work together and show Houston what compassion in action looks like.
Mayor Sylvester Turner