Laboratory employees pledged $2.8 million through payroll deduction via the annual employee giving program, the Helping Others More Effectively (HOME) Campaign. This represents the most money raised in the 42 years of the HOME Campaign. One hundred percent of the funds donated go directly to agencies that are selected by employees.
LLNS, which manages the Laboratory for the U.S. Department of Energy/National Nuclear Security Administration, will add $1 million in prorated matching funds to augment employee donations, increasing the contribution value to a record $3.8 million.
More than 1,600 employees (25 percent) participated this year, to benefit more than 1,200 community/nonprofit agencies in the Tri-Valley, greater Bay Area, San Joaquin County and beyond.
"The generosity of Laboratory employees through HOME Campaign contributions has once again exceeded my expectations," said Bill Goldstein, LLNS president and director of the Laboratory. "I am thrilled that we hit a record $3.8 million in charitable donations - donations that will undoubtedly make a positive impact in our local and surrounding communities. My sincere thanks to all those who contribute their time, energy and money to those who need it most."
Since 2009, the Lab's HOME Campaign, which runs from the last Thursday in October through the first Friday in December, has raised more than $3 million annually (including the annual LLNS $1 million match), with a total amount raised of more than $33 million overall in the last decade.
The HOME Campaign is one of the Tri-Valley's most generous annual charity drives, and is a major community support activity for the Laboratory.