Welcome to the City of Austin Combined Charities Campaign (COACCC)

Touching Hearts, Touching Lives


COACCC is our annual chance to give to charitable organizations serving causes near and dear to our hearts. The next campaign will start Oct. 1, 2020 and will run through Nov. 6, 2020. This year, our citywide fundraising goal is $450,000.

$250,769
as of 10/26/20


How To Pledge Online

  1. Click here to pledge. 
  2. Click "Recover my password" in the top right corner of the page.
  3. Enter your city email address as your email address. The system already knows you by your city email address. NOTE: Your city email address reactivates your account. Your employee ID number is your username.
  4. Click the green button to recover your password.
  5. An email will be sent to your city account. Click to reactivate your account.
  6. Create your password.
  7. Click to proceed, and reenter your information. NOTE: Be sure to enter your username exactly as it's listed in the email. Your username should be your employee ID number.
  8. Click to log in.
Now you should be set to enter your pledge.
Questions? Call 512-469-5989 or email coaccc@earthshare-texas.org.


What Can Your Gift Do?

$1 per paycheck provides:
  • new books for 10 children.
  • a monthly bus pass to help an individual with transportation. 
$2 per paycheck provides:
  • 144 meals for hungry Central Texans. 
$3 per paycheck provides:
  • one cleft lip/palate surgery in a third-world country. 
$5 per paycheck provides:
  • clothes, shoes, and winter coats for 40 children. 
  • a month’s electric bill for two elderly, fixed-income households. 
  • 48 students to the chance to improve their reading or math skills through tutoring. 
$6 per paycheck covers:
  • three cat spays, reducing unwanted litters. 
$10 per paycheck provides:
  • toys and food for needy families and children during the holiday season. 
  • refugee or a person displaced by a natural disaster with clean drinking water for a year. 
  • HIV counseling and testing for 25 at-risk individuals. 
  • an afterschool program for a child with disabilities. 
$25 per paycheck provides:
  • food, shelter and clothing to two persons experiencing homelessness. 

Every pledge to COACCC makes a difference. 


2020 Campaign Communications

Check out the weekly newsletters for all the fun details throughout the campaign:

2020 Campaign Leadership Committee

Chair
Roosevelt Weeks
E-mail
Vice-Chair
Denise Lucas
E-mail
Citywide Coordinator
Laura Polio
Past Chair
Corrie Stokes



Questions? Call 512-469-5989 or email coaccc@earthshare-texas.org.
For access to any of the resources used during the campaign, email jorge.ortega@austintexas.gov.

2019 COACCC Highlights

Overall winners

Thank you to all for every pledge, every special event, and all the effort participating in this year's COACCC! We have all made a huge different together!
The overall participation winners are:
  • Large Department (500 employees or more): Austin Public Health, 9.5%
    • Public Works is 2nd with 8.1%
    • Austin Energy is 3rd with 7.5%
  • Medium Department (200 to 499 employees): Austin Transportation, 17.4%
    • Watershed Protection is 2nd with 16.4%
    • Communication and Technology Management is 3rd with 9.2%
  • Small Department (100 to 199 employees): Law, 22.1%
    • Human Resources is 2nd with 16.9%
    • Financial Services is 3rd with 8.9%
  • Very Small Department (99 employees or fewer): Office of the City Auditor, 76.7%
    • City Clerk is 2nd with 60.9%
    • Telecommunications and Regulatory Affairs is 3rd with 58.8%
With nearly 77% participating employees, the Office of the City Auditor is the official winner of this year's campaign challenge -- meaning they'll get to hold onto the COACCC Dino Trophy until October 2020!
Check out the weekly newsletters for all the fun details throughout the campaign:

2019 Photo and Video Gallery

This year, dinos from the Law, Clerk's, Auditor's, and Austin Energy PIO offices -- danced off Nov. 5 to raise money for the campaign. In fewer than 30 minutes, we raised a whopping $1,559!
And the 2019 Dino Dancing Queen is...
Myrna Rios from the Clerk's Office!
Check out the highlight video below.

2019 COACCC Trophies

To further encourage the enthusiasm and creativity of our staff, the Dancing Dinos are coming back and bringing 4 T-Rex trophies with them. T-Rex trophies will be visiting the departments with the highest participation percentage every week. There will be 4 categories by size, hence 4 trophies. 

2018 COACCC Highlights

Overall winners

The executives of the four winning departments don an inflatable unicorn suit, and dance to a song selected by their employees.
And our 2018 winners are...
  • Large Department (500 employees or more): Public Works, 9.74%
  • Medium Department (200 to 499 employees): CTM, 17.53%
  • Small Department (100 to 199 employees): Law, 28.43%
  • Very Small Department (99 employees or fewer): Clerk, 92%
The COACCC Champions will reach out to the corresponding coordinators to pick the song and schedule the dances!
With 92 percent participating employees, the Clerk's Office (ONCE AGAIN!) is the official winner of this year's campaign challenge -- meaning they'll get to hold onto the COACCC Cup until October 2019!

Weekly Winners: The skinny

Back by popular demand: Departments again this year competed for weekly prizes. The weekly winner was based on the percentage of employees who pledged to the campaign. 
The COACCC Champions recorded a special, one-of-a-kind music video for the first four weekly winners in 2018. Also, the winning department got to hold onto the traveling trophy for one week.
Check out the photo and video gallery below for weekly winner celebrations.
COACCC trophy

Dino Dance Off

This year, dinos from the law, clerk's, and auditor's offices -- as well as a surprise contender from Communications and Public Information -- squared(danced) off Nov. 2 to raise money for the campaign. In fewer than 30 minutes, we raised a whopping $1,263.
And the 2018 Dino Dancing Queen is...
Stephanie Hall from the Clerk's Office!
Check out the highlight video below.

Photo + Video Gallery

Director Stephen Elkins dances for CTM

2018 Week 1 Winners: Planning And Zoning (18%)

2018 Week 2 Winners: Real Estate (37%)

Library Director Unicorn Weeks
Library Director Unicorn Weeks
PAZ Pumpkin Run
PAZ Pumpkin Run
PAZ Pumpkin Run
Dino Dance Off 2018 Photo
Dino Dance Off 2018 Photo
Dino Dance Off 2018 Photo

2018 Week 3 Winners: Auditor's Office (60%)

2018 Weeks 4 & 5 Winners: Auditor's Office (88%)

AE GM Sargent as a unicorn
AE GM Sargent as a unicorn
AE GM Sargent as a unicorn
Legal Silent Auction
Legal Silent Auction

2017 COACCC CHAMPIONS: CITY CLERK'S OFFICE

CPO's Mike Trimble, the Corridor Smurf who loves pie
2017 Week 1 Winner: NHCD + Music Video
Week 3: SMBR + Ice Cream Party
Week 2: City Clerk + Music Video

Campaign Reports