MARINE CORPS AIR GROUND COMBAT CENTER TWENTYNINE PALMS, Calif. --
The Combined Federal Campaign’s 2013 season has begun and is now available to Combat Center personnel. The CFC supports an estimated 20,000 charitable non-profit organizations and includes local community charities as well as larger, national charities.
Pledges made by federal employee and military donors during the campaign season support eligible non-profit organizations which provide health and human service benefits throughout the world.
The CFC is the world’s largest, most successful, annual workplace charity campaign, according to the Office of Personnel Management at www.opm.gov.
“The Combat Center has now joined the southern California CFC, which raises five-million dollars a year,” said Master Gunnery Sgt. Lawanda Hall, Manpower staff non-commissioned officer in charge.
These partnerships promote donations from federal employees to local and national charities.
“A local organization on the campaign list is the Armed Services YMCA,” Hall said. “It allows the uniform thrift store and the food pantry on base to support the community.”
There are approximately 200 CFC campaigns throughout the country and overseas that raise 256 million dollars each year. Each campaign is managed by a volunteer group of federal employees who work with non-profit executives in their communities to raise funds and distribute them to an eligible recipient.
This partnership provides an opportunity for federal employees to become involved in assisting their local communities.
“There are 26 service categories that federal employees can choose to donate to, ranging from employment and nutrition to military organizations like the Wounded Warrior Project,” Hall said.
Online donations can be made directly to the CFC at www.socalcfc.org. Anyone interested can also request donation forms from their respective unit representatives to donate.