What will my gift provide?

Benefits of Payroll Deduction: An Opportunity to Do More

  • Payroll deduction maximizes your contribution: $5 per month become $60 over a year.
  • Payroll deduction saves time and takes little effort: giving this way allows you to support your cause(s) every month without having to remember to write separate checks to recipients.
  • It gives charities evidence of on-going support within the community, a key factor in getting matching grants or additional support from big foundations.
  • It allows recipient charities to plan their services in a strategic manner, using donations to their optimal effect.

How Your Monthly Gift Can Help

$2 per month for one year:

  • provides a child with complete, basic childhood immunization against six diseases.
  • provides vital cancer survivorship information and support to 80 cancer survivors.
  • provides seeds for one community or school garde, allowing families to grow nutritious, affordable food for themselves.
  • provides prescription glasses for five people in a Third World country.
  • covers the cost of planting of 100 tree saplings.
  • provides meals for a homebound senior citizen for two weeks.

$5 per month for one year:

  • provides 12 students with an interactive CD on college-age depression and suicide.
  • sponsors eye exams for two children in need.
  • provides supplies for an activity station at an H-E-B Free First Sunday family event, a special program that combines art creation, exploration stations, and gallery activities.
  • covers the registration fee for one patient or family member to atten the National Organization for Rare Disorders Patient/Family Conference.
  • underwrites equipment and supplies for five people to spend a morning cleaning a beach or river bank.

$10 per month for one year:

  • allows free museum admission for 30 students.
  • pays for a veteran's occupational certification to find employment.
  • helps a family in crisis with their monthly utility or grocery bills.
  • provides lifesaving medicines to 7,200+ children and families around the world.
  • sponsors two local health advocates to attend a National Pesticide Forum and learn the skills needed to make positive changes in the community.
  • screens one uninsured woman for breast cancer.

$20 per month for one year:

  • provides a full year of groceries for a homebound AIDS patient.
  • provides food for one guide dog in advanced training.
  • buys six cases of non-latex gloves to keep volunteers safe during beach cleanups.
  • supports training in an environmental career for a person with a disability.
  • provides scholarship assistance for inner city children to attend a nature camp.

$45 per month for one year:

  • installs a water distribution system to provide a reliable communal tap, delivering safe, clean water to communities in need.
  • offers transitional housing to a homeless veteran.
  • provides a $500 matching scholarship award for collection tuition.
  • ensures safety from cholera for 50 people.
  • provides two high schools with science curriculum materials about proper handling of chemicals found in the home.
  • furnishes a back brace to prevent further spine curvature to a patient with scoliosis.

$83.34 per month, only $2.74 per day (or $1,000 per year):

  • Four days of child care in an accredited facility …
  • and 32 meals for the elderly …
  • and 104 days of parenting classes, teaching effective discipline and conflict management …
  • and 48 students receiving assistance in math and sciences …
  • and 48 days of a support group for teens having experienced violence or sexual abuse …
  • and 20 days of food and shelter for a homeless person …
  • and 28 days of mentoring for at-risk youth …
  • and 40 acres of land for wildlife habitat or public open space that provides both recreation and cleaner air …
  • and 50 children receiving bicycle helmets and cycling instruction to prevent accidents and encourage environmentally-friendly methods of transportation …
  • and crisis intervention services to 65 at-risk women and children in violent family situations …
  • and art, music or dance therapy for two people with disabilities for an entire semester!

Your support of the SECC is voluntary. If you feel you are being coerced to donate money at any time during this campaign, please submit a written complaint to:

Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts
P.O. Box 13528, Capitol Station
Austin, Texas 78711-3528