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Survey reveals…most CCC participants support medical causes

2013 October 17
by HISD Communications

For the last two weeks, we’ve asked eNews readers why they participate in the district’s annual Combined Charities Campaign (CCC), and most respondents said they donate primarily to support health-related organizations, with human services and children’s causes following closely behind.

Eighty-six percent contribute to medical causes, such as those seeking cures for cancer or diabetes, including Diana Perez, Carolyn Travis, and White ES teacher Maria Piñedo, who lost her father to lung cancer almost three years ago.

About 80 percent indicated they had been regular donors for at least five years, and of those, about a third said that they had given thousands of dollars to charity through CCC.

“Over the years, I have given about $2,300,” said Nicole Hevener, a teacher at De Zavala Elementary School. “And by giving this way, I know I am making a difference. As Mahatma Gandi once said, ‘You must be the change you wish to see in this world.’ I tell my students that every day—and every day I am making a change in this world with my donations.”

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