For Immediate Release
2018 Combined Federal Campaign of the National Capital Area Kicks Off
Encouraging Federal Employees to Show Some Love and Show You Care
The Combined Federal Campaign of the National Capital Area (CFCNCA) today launched its 2018 campaign. The CFCNCA is the local workplace giving opportunity for federal employees and retirees in the Washington Metropolitan Area, and surrounding regions. This year’s goal is $38 million and the campaign runs through Jan. 11, 2019.
The Show Some Love theme continues this year and is being expanded to include stepped-up outreach efforts around volunteerism called Show You Care. “The Show You Care messaging is an exciting new addition to the campaign and emphasizes the importance of volunteering to federal employees and retirees,” said Vince Micone, Chairperson of the Local Federal Coordinating Committee that oversees the CFCNCA.
With approximately 8,000 participating charities, the campaign gives donors many options to support causes they are passionate about. “Donors can support causes such as education, veterans, medical research, assistance for those impacted by hurricanes and other natural disasters, and so much more through the CFCNCA,” continued Micone. “Each year I am inspired by the generosity of the federal community and I am enthusiastic about what we will achieve together through this year’s campaign.”
The opportunity for federal retirees to pledge gifts through their annuity is also continuing in earnest this campaign year. Additionally, the CFC has made it even easier for federal employees and retirees to donate to their charity of choice. For example, improvements to the website make it more user-friendly and faster to make an online pledge. Paper pledge forms have been streamlined with fewer fields to complete, and new hires can pledge right away as part of their onboarding process instead waiting for the next campaign season.
Federal employees and retirees should donate through the CFC because:
- Payroll deduction allows them to give a little each pay period, adding up to a big contribution at the end of each year.
- They can give time and money to multiple charities in one easy process.
- Donated funds are unrestricted, and charities depend on these funds to have an impact on the communities they serve.
- They can be sure their donation goes to an approved charity through a secure pledging system.
Federal employees or retirees who wish to donate or learn more about the campaign should visit www.cfcnca.org.
About the Combined Federal Campaign of the National Capital Area
The Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) is a 57-year federal workplace giving tradition that has raised more than $8.3 billion for charitable organizations. The CFC is one of the world's largest and most successful annual workplace charity campaigns, with 36 CFC zones throughout the country and overseas raising millions of dollars each year. The funds raised each fall through the campaign help neighbors in need around the corner, across the nation, and throughout the world. The Combined Federal Campaign of the National Capital Area is the local campaign for federal employees and retirees in the Washington Metropolitan Area, and surrounding regions, and is the largest CFC in the country. Through the contributions of civilian and military federal employees and retirees, the campaign generated more than $38.7 million and more than 50,000 volunteer hours in 2017 for thousands of participating local, national, and international charities. For more information, visit cfcnca.org. Connect with the campaign on social media via Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn.
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