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The 2020 Maryland Charity Campaign (MCC) is open

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Giving Guide

2020 Maryland Charity Campaign Giving Guide

The MCC Giving Guide lists eligible charities and their codes, ways your donations make an impact, giving methods, step-by-step instructions, answers to your frequently asked questions, and more.

Search your favorite charities

For more information about your favorite causes, click to search for charities by name, MCC Charity Code/Employer Identification Number (do not include the hyphen), or description.

Giving Instructions

Click here for a PDF of the step-by-step online giving instructions, which you can also find within the pages of the Giving Guide. Or, click here to watch the tutorial on YouTube.

MCC Featured Causes

 

Not sure of which charity to support, but know which cause is close to your heart? We’ve got you covered, from A (arts) to Z (zoology)! Each week, we spotlight 2020 MCC charities addressing causes you care about. This week’s features causes are:

  • Mental Health and Crisis Intervention
  • Health – General and Rehabilitative

Click here to learn more.

Previously featured causes:

We’re Not Horsing Around! You Could Win One of These Prizes

Ask our charities or the beneficiaries of their services and they will tell you unequivocally that every MCC donor is a winner — because MCC donors have supported causes that benefit people, communities, and ecosystems across Maryland and the wider world. However, there’s more than one way to win with the MCC.

All Employees & Retirees who pledge or donate by 11:59 pm ET on Friday, 10/23, will be entered into a random drawing to win the:

  • Horsing Around Package” featuring a complimentary month of riding lessons at Reddemeade Equestrian Center,  or
  • Taste of Maryland Package” with brunch for two at Blackwall Hitch.

If you donated but did not win, there’s still a chance! Once you give, you are eligible for every prize until the end of the Campaign. If you haven’t yet given, please do so now for a chance to win! Click “Give Now” above to get started. Read our Terms and Conditions here for additional details.

Weekly Prize Winners

Below is a list of prize winners by department or agency. Congratulations and THANK YOU!

Prize Entry Deadline Prize Winners*
$50 Visa Gift Card 10/5/20 Ruth Kerr – Department of Human Services (LDO – Kent County)

Melinda Peugh – Department of Education (Headquarters)

Danielle Stanley – Department of Health (Laboratories Administration)

Jennifer Wazenski – Department of Natural Resources (Office of The Secretary)


*We publish first and last names only if granted permission. 

Charities Responding to the COVID-19 Pandemic

MCC Charities Responding to COVID-19

Every donation you make through the MCC  matters – and this rings true now perhaps more than ever. The COVID-19 pandemic is affecting all of us — especially the charities we all love and depend on. We have an opportunity to support our community and neighbors by supporting any of the nearly 1,000 participating charities in the 2020 MCC. Donating through the MCC is a simple way to spread your charitable donations over the entire year using payroll deductions.

We asked MCC’s charities to describe how they are responding to the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic — both now and in the future — in 200 words or less. Click here to download an alphabetical list.

Your support is needed now more than ever. Together we build a brighter future. Together, we are One Family One Hope #MDInThisTogether. Please give today.

Watch the Virtual MCC Kickoff 

Thank you to the 250+ people who joined us online on October 5, as we officially launched the 2020 MCC. For those who weren’t able to join us, we recorded the kickoff so you, too, can learn what’s new about this year’s Campaign, get details about our prize drawings, watch our new Campaign video, and most importantly, discover how the MCC helps you help others – from wherever you are. 

Need Help? Get Answers to Your Questions

You’ve got questions; we’ve got answers. Click here to find the information you need.

Meet the Charities You Can Support Through the 2020 MCC

Check out videos submitted by the charities you can support through the 2020 MCC. With 140+ videos to choose from, we know you’ll find one that captures your heart. Play it in shuffle mode, or search for the cause or organization close to your heart. Each charity is working toward a better world; each charity goes about it uniquely. Yet, without your support, none of it would be possible. Watch the playlist here or on our YouTube channel.

About the Maryland Charity Campaign

Have you seen our new MCC video? Hear from Governor Hogan, Lt. Governor Rutherford, Secretary Wobensmith, and our 2020 MCC Vice Chairs Director Tung and Special Secretary Rhee, as they go over the most important MCC details and discuss why a donation of any amount – even $1 a paycheck – makes a lasting difference. But above all, you’ll hear how we are a giant family, connected by hope. We mean it when we say we are in this together.

We are immensely grateful to the Department of Juvenile Services’ Office of Communications and Special Projects for creating our Campaign video!

Why Give Through the MCC? 

Why donate? At last year’s kickoff, we asked donors why they give through the MCC. Check out their short but inspiring responses in this MCC Donor Stories Playlist. Click here or the picture below to see their videos.

2019 MCC Donor Stories

Loaned Executive and Coordinator Resources

Maryland Charity Campaign volunteers – thank you for your service! Get started.

Information for Nonprofits 

Charities – thank you for making the world a better place. Click here for more information.

Frequently Asked Questions

The 2020 MCC launched Monday, October 5, and will run until December 14, 2020.

Click here to find other Frequently Asked Questions.

A message from Governor Larry Hogan & Lt. Governor Boyd Rutherford

A message from Secretary of State John C. Wobensmith

A message from the 2020 Vice Chairs, Mary Beth Tung, Ph.D., Esq., Director, Maryland Energy Administration, and Special Secretary Jimmy H. Rhee – Small, Minority & Women Business Affairs

Why Giving Counts

Learn why Maryland Employees and Retirees support the causes they care about through the MCC: Click here to view our “Why Donate?” page, click here to access our “Participants and Advocates” page, or click here to watch donor stories on YouTube.

 

How Your Donations Make an Impact

Click graphic to open an expanded view.

A depiction of what kind of impact various donation amounts ($1/$5/$10/$20/$50 per paycheck) have.

Governor's Office

Questions?

Call 800-458-9505, dial “1” when prompted; or email mcc@charities.org

FAQs

How much money did the Maryland Charity Campaign raise in 2019?

In 2019, Employees and Retirees raised more than $2.5 million for more than 900 worthy causes through the MCC.

Click here for more FAQs

2020 GOAL:

$2 Million


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