Dec. 10, 2018
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Lawrence Livermore's HOME Campaign raises more than $3.7 million for charitable groups

Carrie L Martin, martin59 [at], (925) 424-4715

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) employees, along with Lawrence Livermore National Security (LLNS), LLC, donated more than $3.7 million to charitable organizations via the annual employee giving program, the Helping Others More Effectively (HOME) Campaign.

Through the HOME Campaign, now in its 43rd year, Laboratory employees pledged $2,725,611 through payroll deduction. 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's National Nuclear Security Administration, will add $1 million in prorated matching funds to augment employee donations, increasing the contribution value to more than $3.7 million.

Nearly 1,300 employees (18.5 percent) participated this year, benefiting more than 1,200 community/nonprofit agencies in the Tri-Valley, Greater Bay Area, San Joaquin County and beyond.

"Our employees continue to generously support the HOME Campaign and even matched the same level of donations as last year," said Bill Goldstein, LLNS president and director of the Laboratory. "This is a testament of our employees’ commitment to making a positive impact in our local and surrounding communities."

Since 2009, the Lab's HOME Campaign, which runs October through December, has raised more than $3 million annually (including the annual LLNS $1 million match) with a total amount raised of more than $36 million 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.