CFC kicks off: Annual fundraising event enters its 51st year
Sgt. Michael Armstrong,
24th Press Camp Headquarters:
Unit commanders and their senior enlisted advisors were on hand Monday to help kick off the world’s largest and most successful annual workplace charity campaign during a training event at Fort Bliss’ Centennial Banquet and Conference Center.
The Combined Federal Campaign, an annual fundraising campaign for federal employees, entered its 51st year and unit representatives were in attendance to receive the necessary information and training to make this year’s event just as successful as those of years past.
Lt. Col. Larry Sanders, executive officer for Fort Bliss Garrison, was the guest speaker for the CFC training.
Last year, with the help of nearly one million employees, the program was able to collect approximately $272 million to help participating local, national and international charities.
“Today, there are more that 4,000 nonprofit organizations participating in the CFC,” Sanders said. “I encourage each senior leader to come up with a goal for you units this year and see if you can reach that goal.”
CFC permitted fundraising in the Federal workplace in 1961, in an effort to support and promote humanitarianism through a program that is cost-efficient and effective in providing Department of Defense employees the opportunity to improve the quality of life for all through donations.
Servicemembers and DoD civilians can donate to any nonprofit participant in the CFC and donations can be made through payroll deductions, a one-time cash donation or by check. For more information on the CFC and how to donate, contact your unit’s CFC representative.
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