Florida's State Worker Charity Campaign Hits New Low
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Florida's state-worker charitable campaign, under fire over revelations most of the money is going to the company overseeing it instead of charity, ended its most recent drive Friday with its worst showing since at least the 1990s.
The Florida State Employees’ Charitable Campaign, which began in 1980 and was run for years by the United Way, raised no less than $4 million a year from 1999 to 2009, when donations began declining.
But the campaign, Florida’s only officially sanctioned charity drive aimed at state employees, began a serious slide after the state outsourced it in 2013 to Solix Inc., a New Jersey-based company that has ties to Gov. Rick Scott.