Did You Know You Can Donate To Wreaths Across America Via The Combined Federal Campaign (CFC?)
Here’s a quick note from Marcy Beardsley at WAA HQ about how you can participate in the CFC charitable giving.
“After being contacted several times over a span of several years by potential donors asking if Wreaths Across America was part of the list of accepted CFC charities I thought it best to look into it and find out how to become involved. Our first full year helped us raise just over $14,000.00 in additional funds to help further our mission.”
Anyone wishing to make a contribution through the CFC will need to use our charitable organization code 66860.
Don’t know about the CFC? Here’s a brief overview (courtesy of Wikipedia.org):
The Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) is a program allowing certain charitable organizations to solicit contributions from employees of thefederal government of the United States. The mission of the CFC is to promote and support philanthropy through a program that is employee focused, cost-efficient, and effective in providing all federal employees the opportunity to improve the quality of life for all.
The Combined Federal Campaign annually reviews charities wishing to participate, applying strict criteria designed to ensure that donated money truly reaches those in need.
History: Established in 1961, the CFC is the largest workplace charity campaign in the United States and the only campaign authorized to solicit and collect contributions from federal employees in the workplace on behalf of charitable organizations. As the world’s largest and most successful annual workplace giving campaign, each year, more than 350 CFC campaigns throughout the United States and internationally help to raise millions of dollars. Nearly four million federal employees and military personnel are able to contribute to the charities of their choice during the annual charity drive, which runs from September 1 through December 15 of each year. Pledges made by Federal civilian, postal, and military donors during the campaign season support eligible non-profit organizations that provide health and human service benefits throughout the world. These contributions can be made either by cash or check, or can be automatically deducted from these employee’s paychecks. Federal employees created the original CFC-One campaign. Established by a Presidential Executive Order signed by President John F. Kennedy in 1961, it continues to be the largest and most successful workplace fundraising model in the world.