Lab SHARES 2014 Campaign
October 13 - November 28, 2014
For the 17th year, Berkeley Lab is sponsoring a charitable giving campaign called Berkeley Lab SHARES. This website is designed to ensure that every employee can find an organization to support with a tax-deductible contribution.
Please note that payroll contributions are not matched by the Lab and that they are made post-tax.
Employees can either pledge online, download the donation form, or take a payroll deduction. Send completed donation forms, with checks, to Bldg. 971-PR by December 5th in order to meet the December early cut-off payroll deadline.
Any 501(c)3 organization is eligible to receive a donation. In addition to Berkeley Lab SHARES, which encompasses local charities that support science education and energy conservation, options may be found among the following organizations: Bay Area Black Unified Fund, Community Health Charities of California, Earth Share of California, Foundation for the Arts in Alameda County, Global Impact, Local Independent Charities, and United Way.
Bay Area Black United Fund has been supporting African Americans and other communities-of-color through employee donations since 1979. Through the contributions of workplace campaigns, BABUF supports programs committed to reducing the violence among youth, strengthening families, developing our children and caring for our seniors. By raising money for community-based organizations, BABUF reduces the threat of hardship for these organizations due to financial challenges. BABUF organizes conferences and meetings to help community organizations and provides management and technical expertise for neighborhood, church, and group initiatives that benefit the community. For more information, visit their website at www.babuf.org.
Community Health Charities of California supports more than 40 health charities fighting life-threatening illnesses. These charities provide patient services, education, and research to determine treatments and cures to eliminate the spread of disease and improve the quality of life. Contributions assist work with hospice programs, Alzheimer’s, cancer, AIDS, Parkinson’s, multiple sclerosis, cystic fibrosis, and others. For more information, visit their website at www.healthcharities.org/california.
Earth Share of California unites eighty leading environmental charities to offer you one exciting and effective way to support conservation and education in the Bay Area and beyond. From the depths of San Francisco Bay to the top of Mount Diablo, the member groups of Earth Share are working each day to protect the air, water, wildlife, and special places that bring health and happiness to our communities. Earth Share of California was created by its member charities to represent them in employee giving campaigns and to provide an efficient and secure way to collect and manage workplace donations. For more information, visit their website at www.earthshareca.org.
Foundation for the Arts in Alameda County - The arts are an essential part of every successful and thriving community. Music, dance, visual arts, literature, theatre, film, traditional folk arts and handmade crafts – the arts inspire creativity and positive change, broaden knowledge about ourselves and our world, and encourage lifelong learning in people of all ages and backgrounds. 100% of your contributions to the Foundation for the Arts in Alameda County are directly distributed to nonprofit cultural organizations in Alameda County through the County Arts Commission’s granting program.
For over 35 years, this program has provided important financial support to small, emerging organizations as well as large, established
organizations. During the past five years, the program has given grant awards to over 200 nonprofit community organizations. Every year over 40 organizations receive grant awards that help them provide annual arts programs to over 500,000 Alameda County children and adults. Visit our Website at www.acgov.org/arts/artsfund to learn about the ARTSFUND Grants Program administered by the Alameda County Arts Commission.
Global Impact, founded in 1956, represents 50 well-respected U.S.-based international health and humanitarian aid charities including CARE, UNICEF, Doctor Without Borders, Save the Children, Heifer International, Catholic Relief Services, Mercy Corps and World Vision. Global Impact works efficiently and effectively to support relief and development programs in 200 countries, helping millions affected by poverty, disaster and neglect. For more information visit their website at www.charity.org.
Local Independent Charities represents local charities finding solutions to our community's problems; charities committed to your children, our schools, and our neighborhoods; enabling the poor, homeless and disabled to gain independence and security; finding relief for the elderly, the afflicted, and the sick. For more information visit their website at www.lic.org.
United Way of the Bay Area brings together individuals, community leaders, nonprofit organizations, government, businesses and schools to address pressing community-wide problems through the Bay Area Community Fund. Bay Area Community Fund investments focus on long-term strategies that address the root of the problem in health and human services. UWBA’s vision is a strong, vibrant and healthy Bay Area where neighbors work together to create opportunities for all. Their mission is to be the catalyst that enables people to strengthen their communities by investing in one another. For more information, visit their website at www.uwba.org.
Questions? Use the links on this page to learn more about the organizations and the individual charities. Or send email to email@example.com. For those who have no access to the computer-based pledge form, paper forms can be acquired by calling Public Affairs at (510) 486-7292. Print out completed forms to save for tax purposes.
Thank you for your interest and participation in Berkeley Lab SHARES.