Thank You State Employees!

Bread and Water for Africa® greatly appreciate the eight years of generous support from our state donors. These contributions have enabled us to accomplish great things with African communities for Africans all across the continent. Important projects such as the construction of wells, schools, and clinics are now complete and operational thanks to your compassion and generosity.

We wish to express our sincere gratitude to everyone who designated Bread and Water for Africa® to receive their state workplace giving contributions.

Frequently asked Questions:

What is Bread and Water for Africa®‘s administrative and fundraising expense percentage?
For our fiscal year 2016, our administrative and fundraising percentage was just 0.21%.

What percentage of Bread and Water for Africa®‘s funds go directly to programs?
For our fiscal year 2016, 99.79% of all Bread and Water for Africa®‘s funds went directly to programs.

Does Bread and Water for Africa® provide relief or development assistance to African people?
Bread & Water for Africa® is committed to long-term development. Our funding and support goes to programs which give people the opportunity to reach self-sufficiency, be healthy and gain an education. In rare circumstances where disasters occur near our existing program sites, Bread and Water for Africa® may respond to the needs with funding for relief efforts, but our overall mission is for development and not relief.

How is Bread and Water for Africa® different from other organizations that do work in Africa?
Bread and Water for Africa® does not send staff to Africa. We do not tell African communities how to solve their problems and we do not do the work for them; however, we do monitoring visit. Our organization does not proselytize and we do not charge program recipients for our help. Bread and Water for Africa® supports grassroots initiatives. We provide funding to local, qualified, and registered African organizations and work in partnership with these organizations to implement their community accepted and locally appropriate ideas and programs. We provide support so that local people can make the difference in their communities, solving problems, communicating, learning new techniques, sharing these ideas and leading by example to make positive changes in their immediate environment.

What are Bread and Water for Africa®‘s state employees campaign code numbers?

Campaign Code Number*
Arizona SECC ST417
California SECC 1149
Connecticut SEC 8855
Florida SECC 5043
Georgia SCCP 198071
Illinois SECA 911-0289
Maryland Charity Campaign 2961
Massachusetts COMECC 111178
Michigan SECC -UD22-9748
Missouri SECC 9381
New Jersey SECC 7057
New York SEFA 999-00076
North Carolina SECC 2052
Ohio CCC 26010
Pennsylvania SECA 8000-0035
Rhode Island SECA 1149
Utah SECF 4215
Virginia CVC 1551
Washington CFD 0456895
Wisconsin SECC Dane County & Statewide: 6873; Greater Milwaukee: 0870

How do I get materials about Bread and Water for Africa® to distribute in my workplace?
Just send us an email info@africanrelief.org or call us at (703)317-9440 and tell us how many Annual Reports, newsletters, calendars or other promotional items you would like, the address you would like them shipped to and the date by which you need them and we will send them out.

How can I represent Bread and Water for Africa® at a state employees’ campaign event in my area?
If you would like to represent Bread and Water for Africa® at a state employee campaign event in your workplace or area, please send us an email, info@africanrelief.org. Let us know the date you need our materials and the address where you would like to receive our informational brochures and promotional materials. We will also send you a Frequently Asked Questions brochure about Bread and Water for Africa® so you can easily answer any questions state employees may have about our organization.

How do I change my address currently on file with Bread and Water for Africa® if I move?
Just send us an email, info@africanrelief.org and we will update your address in our database.

How will my name and donor information be used by Bread and Water for Africa®?
State campaign guidelines require that organizations receiving contributions from state employees do not lease, sell or exchange these names. Bread and Water for Africa® fully complies with this guideline and state donor names are never sold, rented or exchanged or solicited independently from their workplace giving campaign.