The 2017 Fort Drum Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) has begun and will continue through Jan. 8.
The Combined Federal Campaign offers the opportunity for federal Employees and retirees to donate to more than 8,000 charities of their choice using payroll deduction or check. The CFC theme this year is "Show Some Love."
Over the last 56 years, federal workers from across the U.S. have donated more than $8 billion through the Combined Federal Campaign, making it one of the most powerful philanthropic forces in the world.
Even a small donation of a few dollars a week can make a huge difference. Charities have provided the examples of what a few dollars a week could provide.
Just $1 provides:
Food for five people for a day
Seventeen children’s books for families in a literacy program
Six hours of relief for family members who have become primary care givers for a family member with an illness or disability.
Just $5 provides:
Two months of meals for a homebound person
Five wigs for children with cancer undergoing chemotherapy
Gas or power service for an elderly or disabled person who has been threatened with a termination notice
Just $10 provides:
Two days of care for a terminally ill individual
Five and a half weeks of work training
Lightweight wheelchair for a person who is physically challenged
Any gift can help your charity’s mission.
The minimum military payroll deduction is $2 per monthly pay period. The minimum civilian payroll deduction is $1 for each bi-weekly pay period. This year, you can also volunteer your time and talent to help your chosen charity.
For more information or to make a donation, contact your unit or organization CFC keyworker.
You also can donate online at https://upstatenycfc.org.