State employee combined appeal (SEca)
The State Employee Combined Appeal (SECA) was established in 1977 as the only charitable campaign allowed by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania in its offices state-wide. This yearly drive in the fall means minimal workplace disruption and administrative costs. Commonwealth Employees have contributed over $84 million through the SECA campaign over the past 30 years.
SECA supports the work of eight participating organizations/funds and their member agencies. There are over 1,400 agencies participating in the campaign each year. The valuable services they provide ranges from conserving our natural resources, providing assistance to the elderly, finding a cure for cancer, to providing shelter for a needy family in Pennsylvania or across the nation, and even around the world.
Locally, United Way of Wyoming Valley manages the SECA campaign here in our region. The state-wide kickoff takes place in early September and the campaign is completed by mid-November. We conduct campaigns at more than 30 state offices and over the past five years have raised nearly $500,000.
If you are a local non-profit agency based in the Wyoming Valley and would like information on how to go about participating in this annual campaign, please call us at 570-829-6711 and ask to speak with the SECA Manager.
If you are a current or retired state employee and would like to volunteer your time to assist with fundraising, feel free to give us a call at the number listed above.