In 2019, as part of the State Employee Combined Appeal (SECA) Campaign, Department of Corrections employees donated more than $501,5000. Over the past seven years, employees donated more than $3.6 million to SECA charities.
SECA is the commonwealth's annual charitable giving campaign, through which state employees may donate to any of approximately 1,000 participating non-profit agencies. The valuable services these agencies provide range from conserving our natural resources to providing assistance to the elderly, finding a cure for cancer, or providing shelter for a needy family - in Pennsylvania, across the nation or around the world.
The campaign runs for eight weeks each fall and gives employees the opportunity to donate via recurring payroll deduction, one-time payroll deduction, or check or money order.
SECA and its participating charities are registered with the PA Department of State's Bureau of Charitable Organizations. Charities are reviewed for financial and program accountability.