SMART Local 100 just sent a check for $10,092 to the Community Services Agency; the amount represents “per capita” donations of $1 per member per month for 2015. This is a new and exciting development for CSA, which has been very successful at raising funds for CSA’s Emergency Assistance Fund from locals and from fundraising events, and from grants written to support CSA’s Building Futures Pre-Apprenticeship Program, “but not so much for general operating revenue,” says CSA Executive Director Kathleen McKirchy. “It’s always fun to participate in the fundraising efforts of our Community Services Agency,” said SMART Business Manager and president John Shields. “However, nothing supports our CSA like a stable revenue stream, to pay staff, keep the lights on and pay the rent. With that in mind, Local 100’s Executive Board and general membership has committed to contributing one dollar per active member per month to our CSA. We ask our brother and sister locals to join us in this effort to provide sustainable support for our labor agency, which provides a range of services to locals and to our members.” McKirchy applauded SMART Local 100 “for their generosity and commitment to CSA. This is one of a number of creative ways local labor, and the national unions and sister organizations in our nation’s capital, can help keep CSA’s programs going and expanding to help union members and working people.” Click here for a checklist of activities your union can do to help sustain CSA.