>OMG ! I can’t believe it.
If these workers can afford to give excess dollars from their tax payer supplied pay checks to charity, than maybe their being paid too much in the first place! I think an investigation into this outrage is in order, where are those Tea Partiers, I want my tax dollars returned to their rightful owner, me!
The County press release below honors the good deed of these employees from the County and several school districts throughout Monmouth.
FREEHOLD, NJ – Monmouth County workers and several school district employees donated more than $50,000 to support more than 1,300 charitable organizations throughout the United States.
The Public Employees Charitable Campaign, begun last September with bi-weekly payroll deductions administered by the United Way of Monmouth County, raised $53,241, said Luis A. Navarro, who has served as the county’s Charitable Campaign chairman for the last 21 years.
“Charitable giving by county employees is down slightly this year,” Navarro said. “Public employees have demonstrated their generosity by making bi-weekly contributions through voluntary payroll deductions. This money is needed now more than ever due to an economy that is impacting the fundraising abilities of many of the nonprofit agencies located in Monmouth County.”
To encourage participation in the Monmouth County campaign, employees donating more than $3 per paycheck were included in a drawing for an extra day off. This year’s winners are Leslie Hunt of the Monmouth County Library System, Tara Ruddy of Corrections, and Sarah Bent of the Monmouth County Park System.
Freeholder Director Robert D. Clifton and Freeholders Lillian G. Burry and Amy A. Mallet drew the winners. “I want to thank each and every public employee who was involved in this year’s charitable campaign,” Clifton said. “Even in a tough economy public employees continue to show their compassion by donating part of their income to charity.”
“Public employees in Monmouth County are amazingly generous people who have opened their hearts and their wallets to help others,” Mallet said. “Many of our nonprofits have been hit with funding reductions and have had difficulty raising money at a time when the need is greatest. I want to thank our public employees for their generosity and encourage even better participation next year.”
In addition to county employees, public employees from the Freehold Regional High School District, Brookdale Community College, Lincroft, and the Monmouth County Vocational School system participated in this year’s fund drive.