The State Employee Combines Appeal (SECA) is the
commonwealth's annual combined charitable giving campaign for employees. Employees have
the opportunity to donate to any of 100's of 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 annual campaign, which runs from September through
October, gives employees the opportunity to donate by signing up for a payroll
deduction, or contributing via credit card, check, cash or money order.
Directive 530.23 established SECA as the only charitable campaign allowed by the
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania in its statewide offices.
|The Solicitation of
Funds for Charitable Purposes Act
Solicitation - Any direct or indirect request for a contribution on the
representation that such contribution will be used in whole or in part for a charitable
purpose, including, but not limited to, any of the following:
(1) Any oral request that is made in person, by telephone, radio or television or other
advertising or communication media.
(2) Any written or otherwise recorded or published request that is mailed, sent,
delivered, circulated, distributed, posted in a public place or advertised or communicated
by press, telegraph, television or any other media.
(3) Any sale of, offer or attempt to sell any advertisement, advertising space,
sponsorship, book, card, chance, coupon, device, food, magazine, merchandise, newspaper,
subscription, ticket or other service or tangible good, thing or item of value.
(4) Any announcement requesting the public to attend an appeal, assemblage, athletic or
competitive event, carnival, circus, concert, contest, dance, entertainment, exhibition,
exposition, game, lecture, meal, party, show, social gathering or other performance or
event of any kind.
SECA contribution code: 4401-0037