Pumpkin carving, costume contests, bake sales and more
The 2017 State Employee Charitable Campaign is in full swing, which means several fun events are in store for Texas A&M College of Dentistry employees and students. All proceeds will benefit select SECC charities. Here’s a look at what’s coming up in the next few weeks.
Pumpkin carving and decorating contest
When: 11 a.m. – 1 p.m., Friday, Oct. 27
Where: Atrium, Texas A&M College of Dentistry
Details: Students, faculty and staff may enter a pumpkin in the contest. Entries may be made as a department or as an individual and must be carved or decorated. Those who don’t submit an entry can still contribute by voting for their favorites. Pay 50 cents to cast a vote, or place a minimum $5 silent auction bid to take a pumpkin home. All proceeds from the contest and silent auction will be designated to the winner’s SECC charity of choice.
Contact: Andrea Correa at 214-828-8955
Costume contest and bake sale
When: 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 31; judging at noon
Where: 6th Floor Lobby, Texas A&M College of Dentistry
Details: Students, faculty and staff may enter the costume contest and/or donate baked goods to the bake sale. Popcorn will be available for $1, and drinks for 50 cents. All proceeds from the refreshments and baked goods sales will be designated to the winner’s SECC charity of choice.
Please note: For those required to wear clinical attire, an appropriate costume should be chosen that will not interfere with PPE.
Contact: Andrea Correa at 214-828-8955 for costume contest entries and baked goods donations
Jersey and jean days
When: Every Friday in October
Details: Pay $5 for each Friday you opt to wear your favorite team jersey and/or jeans, or $15 for all four Fridays.
Please note: Those required to wear clinical attire may wear their favorite team jersey with scrub bottoms. Appropriate PPE must still be worn as normally required for each area.
To pay for and receive your wristband: Go to Human Resources, Room 524
About the State Employee Charitable Campaign
Now in its 24th year, the SECC is the only state-authorized workplace giving campaign for employees of state agencies and higher education — including universities and junior colleges — throughout Texas. Offering the convenience of payroll deduction, more than $8 million was given to charitable organizations in 2016 alone.
To enroll in the campaign: By Oct. 31, log into the Texas A&M University System Single Sign On, click “SECC Enrollment,” and select your contribution option and charities of choice.