How to Give

why i give

You can make a difference by giving!

Your contribution can help provide meals to people that are hungry, service dogs for our veterans, help for cancer survivors, support for shelters for survivors of domestic violence, and other programs that help Texans be healthy, safe, and strong. 

Your support is needed now more than ever. Thank you for your consideration!

Four Steps To Giving:


1. Make Your Pledge Online or Fill Out a Form

 Many state agencies and some universities are offering online pledging. Click here to see if your agency is onlineIf your agency or university offers online pledging through our system, click on the name of the region that you work in to get started in making a contribution!


If your agency or university is not offering online pledging, please fill out a pledge form and send a completed copy to your agency's Campaign Coordinator. 

This year's pledge form can be filled out on a computer, signed electronically, and are 508 compliant pledge form.

Not sure who your Campaign Coordinator is? Contact your Human Resources Dept. or your SECC Local Campaign Manager for assistance.


 Three state universities and their systems (Texas A&M, Texas Tech, and the University of Texas) each offer their own online pledge platforms.

  • Please contact your Campaign Coordinator or Human Resources Dept. for more information.


2. Decide How Much to Contribute

  • Consider giving $2 per paycheck.
    • If half of the state employees gave just $2 per paycheck, we could raise $3 million from those gifts alone! #Stronger2gether   #TexasTwoStep


3. Pick Your Charity

​​​​​​​​​​There are several ways to look up approved SECC charities, click here.


4. Smile...

  • you just made a positive impact in someone's life!




What will my gift provide?

  • provides a child with complete, basic childhood immunization against six diseases, supporting a healthy start.
  • provides vital cancer survivorship information and support to 80 cancer survivors.
  • provides seeds for one community or school garden, 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.
  • sponsors eyes exams for two children in need.
  • provides 12 students with information on college-age depression and suicide.
  • covers the registration fee for one patient or family member to attend 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.
  • underwrites free museum admission for 30 students.
  • pays for a veteran’s occupational certification to find employment.
  • will help 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 college tuition.
  • ensures safety from cholera for 50 people.
  • provides two high schools with science curriculum materials about the proper handling of chemicals found in the home.
  • furnishes a back brace to prevent further spine curvature to a patient with scoliosis.