Fort Lee launched its 2019 Combined Federal Campaign fund drive on Oct. 28 and it will continue through Jan. 12. Giving is easier than ever through a convenient online resource that provides a searchable catalog of charitable organizations seeking donations and automated contribution forms.
According to the Office of Personnel Management, CFC is the world’s largest and most successful annual workplace charity campaign, raising millions of dollars each year. Pledges made by federal civilian, postal and military donors during each fund drive season support eligible non-profit organizations that provide health and human service benefits throughout the world.
This year, the Office of Personnel Management made it even easier to donate to the charity of one’s choice. The agency teamed up with The Give Back Foundation to create a national CFC Online Donation System.
“In the past when we donated, there was the usual form we would fill out and hand over to whomever the representative was for our section,” said Sgt. 1st Class April C. Scales, DPTMS operations NCO and the CFC coordinator for garrison. “This year, individuals can actually go online at www.opm.gov/showsomelovecfc to set up an account and do everything to include setting up a monthly allotment if they’re military or government civilians.”
Those outside of the OPM pay system, like government contractors, can make one-time, lump sum payments. Scales noted that the old paper-form option is still available for those feeling nostalgic. The OPM has issued a notice stating that paper forms will not be available next year.
Unit CFC representative will have pledge forms for retirees and federal employees, Charity Listing books, as well as information on how to pledge online.
The CFC is a 58-year giving tradition that has raised more than $8.3 billion for charitable organizations. Those funds have helped neighbors in need around the corner, across the nation and throughout the world.
Through the contributions of government civilian and military employees, the campaign continues to make a difference by generating more than $93 million in 2018 for the thousands of participating local, national and international charities.