Caltech Human Resources is once again sponsoring the annual Adopt an Angel Program, which provides holiday gifts for children of poverty-level families in the San Gabriel Valley area.
Come to the Human Resources office between 7:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. to pick up a decorated paper angel bearing the name of a needy child, along with his or her special wish list, age, clothing size, and interests.
Unwrapped gifts with the paper angel attached should be delivered to the Human Resources office by Friday, December 11.
The Angel Program is affiliated with the Foothill Unity Center, a nonprofit organization that provides critical support in the form of food, clothing, motel vouchers, referrals, and advocacy for people in crisis who reside in the San Gabriel Valley area.
For more information, contact Diane Williams at firstname.lastname@example.org or 626-395-8055.
United Way is a nonprofit organization that creates pathways out of poverty to improve the quality of life for all in Los Angeles County.
By electing to donate, you can choose to support the following Caltech affiliates or designate an agency of your choice:
We also encourage you to explore how contributing to the United Way's "Creating Pathways Out of Poverty" fund can help those in need.
Pledge online by going to www.access.caltech.edu and clicking on "United Way"
If you need assistance with pledging or want to know the name of your department/division United Way Ambassador, email Amy Click or call (626) 395-1745.
This year's annual benefits enrollment will be from October 26 to November 13.
Please come to the annual Benefits Fair on October 28 from 8:30am to 3:00pm to get your flu shot and learn about the 2016 benefit plans we are offering to help you stay physically and financially well.
Information will be posted on the Benefits website.
Family Night Dinner and Movie for the Caltech community and their families will be held at 4:30 p.m. on Friday, October 16. This is the official kick-off of our United Way Campaign.
Dinner will be served from 5pm to 6:15 p.m. on Beckman Mall. No tickets are required for the dinner.
A family movie will be screened at 6:30 p.m. in Beckman Auditorium. Wristbands are required for admission to the movie. Wristbands will be distributed on a first-come-first-served basis during the dinner.
Stay tuned for the coming attractions: movie and performance details!
The Caltech community is participating in a drive in support of the Foothill Unity Center to provide back-to-school supplies for children of qualified families.
Drop-off boxes are in Human Resources & Keith Spalding lobbies. Donations are accepted from June 15th thru July 22nd.
Suggested items are: New backpacks, 24-count crayons, single spiral notebooks, glue sticks, mechanical pencils, pencil sharpeners, 3-ring binders, filler paper (college & wide-ruled), calculators (regular & Scientific), 12' ruler, and blue and black ballpoint pens.
Please deposit your items in the drop-off boxes between 7:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.
The Red Cross Blood Drive will be held Monday, October 6 from 8:00am to 8:15pm and Tuesday, October 7 from 12:00pm to 6:15 p.m. The Red Cross Bloodmobile will be parked by Winnett Quad.
Benefits of Donating:
- It feels great to donate!
- It's something you can spare – most people have blood to spare... yet, there is still not enough to go around.
- You will help ensure blood is on the shelf when needed – most people don't think they'll ever need blood, but many do.
- You will be someone's hero – in fact, you could help save more than one life with just one donation.
Please go to redcrossblood.org or call1-800-RED CROSS for more information.
Caltech's 2014-15 United Way Campaign will run from October 10 through November 17.
Effective October 10, you can pledge online by going to www.access.caltech.edu and clicking on "United Way."
Our campaign will begin with our Annual Family Night Kickoff on Friday, October 10. We are very pleased to be able to offer this fun-filled evening for Caltech & JPL families. We will be serving a pasta dinner on Beckman Mall from 4:30pm to 5:45pm. We will be screening the movie "How to Train Your Dragon 2" in Beckman Auditorium at 6:00pm. The dinner does not require tickets. The movie requires wristbands for anyone over 2 years of age. Wristbands will be disributed on Beckman Mall during the dinner on a first-come, first-served basis.
On Wednesday, October 22, we will have a new event called "Contribution Café" where you can come to San Pasqual Walk and make your contribution in person by check or payrolll deduction from 11:30am to 1:30pm. Come to contribute and stay for ice cream!
You can designate online or in person to any of the three Caltech affiliates:
The United Way 5K HomeWalk is on Saturday, November 15 in Exposition Park. You can run or walk or be a virtual walker. More information to follow...
Caltech's Benefits Fair and Flu Shot Clinic will take place at 8:30 a.m. on Tuesday, October 21, in Dabney Hall and the Garden of the Associates.
Meet representatives from our benefits carriers:
- Kaiser Permanente
- Vision Service Plan (VSP)
- Delta Dental
- Aetna Student Health
- Child Education Center (CEC).
Members from the Caltech Benefits Office will be there to answer questions regarding your Annual Enrollment.
And of course there will be giveaways and raffle prizes!