As a federal employee, I have been involved in the CFC for many years and was very glad to see that volunteer hours could be pledged through the campaign. I jumped at the chance to volunteer at a CFC-supported charity that works with blind people. The organization has a training program to help sighted people understand how to help blind and visually-impaired people. I have had a great experience helping the administrative staff at their Washington, D.C. office. I was even able to help by donating items to their silent auction.
I highly recommend volunteering at least one hour a week to keep up in a consistent volunteer activity. I can see how my time is appreciated within the organization, and I am grateful for the experience as well as for the life-long friends I have made. I pledged more volunteer hours again this year!
Ruth Starr, General Services Administration