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Show some love, contribute to the Combined Federal Campaign

By By Petty Officer 2nd Class Brian McCrum, MyCG Writer

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The end of the year is almost here and that means the Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) is once again underway and federal employees are donating to their favorite charities.

Whether it’s your first time giving, or you’re a seasoned pro, here is what you need to know.

The CFC is an annual charity fundraiser conducted among federal employees in their workplaces. It is the world’s largest and most successful charity campaign, having raised $8.4 billion dollars in contributions since President Kennedy established it in 1961. Pledges made by federal civilian, postal, and military donors during the campaign season support eligible nonprofit organizations that provide health and human service benefits throughout the world.

This year’s campaign, titled “Show Some Love,” began on Sept. 21 and runs until Jan. 15, 2021.

Each participating employee gets to choose from among thousands of charities and may decide to give a one-time donation or setup a recurring deduction towards their charity of choice. All donations are tax-deductible. In addition, people can choose to volunteer service hours, not just money.

The charitable causes include mental health, human rights, medical research, poverty and homelessness, animal shelters, faith-based, environmental protection and more.

Every year following Black Friday and Cyber Monday, we observe Giving Tuesday. On this Giving Tuesday, Dec. 1, please consider CFC for vetted charities. 

There are several ways to donate. You can donate online, via the mobile app, or by sending a paper form through the mail.

For more information and to make a pledge, please visit the new national website: GiveCFC.org