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My Coast Guard
Commentary | Dec. 4, 2023

Take part in the Season of Giving

By MyCG Team

Have you Given Happy yet? Every year, federal employees like us rally to support charities we choose through the Combined Federal Campaign (CFC). The CFC is a federal tradition and the official workplace giving campaign for federal employees and retirees. Since its inception in 1961, the CFC has raised nearly $8.7 billion for charities and people in need. It’s amazing to see how giving a little out of each paycheck or a few hours a month adds up to so much happiness when we give together. 

This annual campaign launched September under the theme: GIVE HAPPY. This theme connects giving with happiness, showing that when we give together, we spread happiness. The CFC, an Office of Personnel Management (OPM) initiative, is one of the largest and most successful workplace fundraising campaigns in the world, and you can be a part of that! 

So how can YOU give? 

  • You can give online today right from your workstation! 
  • GIVE HAPPY to the charities you care about through payroll deduction (CFC donors’ favorite giving option) and by pledging volunteer hours. 
  • Use your volunteer hours through the CFC to join the impactful work of local, national, and international charities you care the most about. Find a charity near you here.  
  • Pledge to one or more of the thousands of vetted CFC charities. 
  • Already donated? Consider increasing your recurring gift, adding a one-time gift, or supplementing your pledge with volunteer hours! 

The CFC promotes and supports philanthropy through a program that is employee focused, cost-efficient, and effective in providing all Federal employees and retirees the opportunity to improve the quality of life for all! This year’s campaign is running through Jan. 15. Please consider making an impact on your community through CFC! 

For instructions on donating, visit this page. If you are ready to donate, sign in or create your account. Contact your local campaign manager and keyworkers for more information on what you can do to help.