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Frequently Asked Questions

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Pledge Form




How can I contribute to the One Gift program?

It's easy! Simply fill out and submit a pledge form with the amount you want to contribute and it's deducted directly from your paycheck. You choose how often your deductions are taken. See To Make a Pledge.

Can I make my donation by cash or check?

Sorry, we are not able to accept donations by cash or check.

Who decides where my contribution goes?

You do. Through One Gift, you can choose up to three participating charitable organizations to receive your contribution.

On occasion, charitable organizations either cease operations or are disqualified from participation. When this occurs, the One Gift Program Coordinator will contact you to see if you would like to choose another charitable organization to receive your donation.

How much should I give?

One Gift is a completely voluntary program. You may pledge from $1.00 per pay check to as much as your heart and wallet will allow.

How much of my donation to One Gift actually gets to the people who need help?

All money raised goes directly to participating charitable organizations. All One Gift campaign workers are State employees who volunteer their time and expertise to assist with the program.

Is my One Gift donation tax deductible?

Yes. If you itemize your deductions, the full amount is tax deductible. The total amount you contributed for the entire calendar year will be found on your last pay stub of the year. (This is your receipt for tax purposes.)

Can I make a one-time donation to One Gift?

Yes. If you would like to make a one-time lump sum donation, you can do so by selecting to have your total donation deducted from the first paycheck in January.

I am a new employee. May I donate to the One Gift Program now?

Yes! While our annual campaign is in September, employees may start or stop their donations at any time of the year. Please see your Human Resources Associate for details.

My financial situation has changed. May I stop my One Gift donation?

Yes. Employees may start or stop their donations at any time of the year. Contact your Human Resources Associate with your request.