FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Micaela Vivero
Campaign Concludes Jan. 12, 2018
WASHINGTON, Jan. 5, 2018 – The Combined Federal Campaign of the National Capital Area (CFCNCA)—the annual workplace giving opportunity for Federal employees and retirees in the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area—ends Friday, Jan. 12, 2018. The Federal community is being encouraged a final time to make monetary and volunteer pledges by this date.
“Through the 2017 CFCNCA, Federal employees and retirees have already contributed more than $30 million and nearly 40,000 volunteer hours to help those in need. I am honored to be part of such a generous community,” said Vince Micone, Chairperson of the Local Federal Coordinating Committee that oversees the CFCNCA. “I would like to extend gratitude to each participant and remind the Federal community that there’s still time to pledge if they have not done so yet.”
Federal employees have a long history and tradition of donating through the campaign. In the last 10 years, approximately half a billion dollars has been raised through the CFCNCA. These generous gifts have positively changed the lives of those in need around the corner, across the country, and throughout the world. The following amounts show the potential impact a donor can have with a one-time pledge:
- $10 plants ten trees, recovering forests damaged by wildfire.
- $25 covers the cost of a backpack and school supplies for one child in need.
- $100 buys 50 coffee plants for Haitian farmers who suffered crop losses after Hurricane Matthew.
- $500 funds a six-week preschool literacy program at a local library.
Donors are encouraged to make their financial and volunteer pledges online through cfcnca.org. The online pledge portal closes on Jan. 12, 2018, and paper pledge forms must be postmarked by this date.
About the Combined Federal Campaign of the National Capital Area
The Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) is a 56-year Federal workplace giving tradition that has raised more than $8 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, the campaign generated more than $47 million in 2016 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.